Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis: Essays in Honor of the 75th Birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky

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Glenn Dynner, Franšois Guesnet
BRILL, Apr 23, 2015 - Religion - 640 pages
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Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis offers analyses of the cultural, religious, political and intellectual history of Warsaw Jewry, once the leading Jewish metropolis in Europe and the world.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 The Rise of the Metropolis
17
The Jews of Warsaw 15271792
19
Transnational Connections and the Rise of Warsaws Jewish Mercantile Elite 17701820
42
The Contribution of Hayim Zelig Slonimski to Jewish Modernization
70
Clothing Decrees and the Warsaw Career of the First Gerer Rebbe
91
The Jews of Warsaw 18501880
128
Chapter 6 An Unhappy Community and an Even Unhappier Rabbi
154
The Warsaw Rabbinate in the Interwar Period
347
Interwar Historians of Polish Jewry
370
Chapter 16 Negotiating Jewish Nationalism in Interwar Warsaw
390
Part 2 Destruction of the Metropolis and Its Aftermath
435
The Holocaust in the Pages of the Home Armys Biuletyn Informacyjny 19401943
437
Orthodox Behavior and Leadership in Warsaw during the Holocaust
467
Chapter 19 The Warsaw Ghetto in the Writings of Rachel Auerbach
496
Chapter 20 Stories of Rescue Activities in the Letters of Jewish Survivors about Christian Polish Rescuers 19441949
515

Warsaw as a Center of Jewish Publishing 18501914
180
Urban Culture Bourgeois Politics and the Struggle for Jewish Civility in Turn of the Century Eastern Europe
207
YL Peretz and the Dialectics of Diaspora Nationalism 190512
227
Study for a Group Picture
252
PolishJewish Relations during the First World War
271
Chapter 12 The Capital of Yiddishland?
298
A Stopover in the Yiddishists Journey between Kiev and Paris
323
In the Honor Court of the Central Committee of Polish Jews
539
Chapter 22 The End of a Jewish Metropolis? The Ambivalence of Reconstruction in the Aftermath of the Holocaust
562
A Case Study of a Building and Its Residents
570
The Komandosi March 1968 and the Ideas that Followed
590
Chapter 25 Context is Everything Reflections on Studying with Antony Polonsky
613
Name Index
617
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