Judaica in the Slavic Realm, Slavica in the Judaic Realm: Repositories, Collections, Projects, Publications

Judaica in the Slavic Realm, Slavica in the Judaic Realm: Repositories, Collections, Projects, Publications

by Zachary Baker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789022796

ISBN-13: 9780789022790

Pub. Date: 02/18/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Rediscover the history that the Soviets tried to erase! This important book addresses topics that may be unfamiliar even to specialists in Slavic or Jewish Studies. Here you'll find essays, bibliographies, and research studies illustrating the state of Jewish-related publishing ventures in Eastern Europe (especially Poland) and the former Soviet Union in the

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Rediscover the history that the Soviets tried to erase! This important book addresses topics that may be unfamiliar even to specialists in Slavic or Jewish Studies. Here you'll find essays, bibliographies, and research studies illustrating the state of Jewish-related publishing ventures in Eastern Europe (especially Poland) and the former Soviet Union in the post-WWII era. Judaica in the Slavic Realm, Slavica in the Judaic Realm: Repositories, Collections, Projects, Publications also documents the efforts of Judaic scholars, librarians, and genealogists to provide access to archival collections in those countries. From the Editor: Throughout the Cold War-i.e., during the aftermath of the Nazis' attempt to exterminate all Jews who fell under their rule during World War II-public discussion of Jews and Judaism was virtually taboo within the Soviet Union proper, and permitted only under stringent controls in the rest of Eastern Europe. Local, regional, and geopolitics all played their parts in turning the "Jewish question" into one of the most conspicuous "blank spots" of an entire era. Until the second half of the 1980s, specialists in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were deprived of the most fundamental research tools-access to Judaica library and archival collections, and the opportunity to study the languages of Jewish scholarship: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Yiddish. Since then, they and their Western and Israeli counterparts have made an impressive start on filling in the blank spots, as a perusal of this book reveals, but much work remains to be done. Judaica in the Slavic Realm, Slavica in the Judaic Realm will familiarize you with: the Jewish Archival Survey-a remarkable cooperative venture of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the Russian State University for the Humanities-which searches for records of the Russian-Jewish past in former Soviet repositories the Institute of

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789022790
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/18/2004
Series:
A Monograph Published Simultaneously As Slavic and East European Information Resources Series
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Jewish Archival Survey: Tracing Jewish Records in the Former Archives
  • The Creation of a Documentary Collection on the History of Russian Jewry at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
  • Hebrew Incunabula in the Asiatic Museum of St. Petersburg
  • Microfilming Hebrew Manuscripts in Eastern Europe
  • Jewish Book Publishing Today in the Countries of the Former USSR
  • Slavic Judaica in the YIVO Library: Acquisitions from 1991-2001
  • From Odessa to Odessa: Russian-Jewish Periodicals of Ukraine, 1860-2000
  • Bibliographical Projects in Polish-Jewish Studies Since 1989
  • Resources on the Genealogy of Eastern European Jews
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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