Shtetl: The Life & Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews

Shtetl: The Life & Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews

by Eva Hoffman
     
 

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In Shtetl (Yiddish for "small town"), critically-acclaimed author Eva Hoffman brings the lost world of Eastern European Jews back to vivid life, depicting its complex institutions and vibrant culture, its beliefs, social distinctions, and customs. Through the small town of Braƒsk, she looks at the fascinating experiments in multicultural

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In Shtetl (Yiddish for "small town"), critically-acclaimed author Eva Hoffman brings the lost world of Eastern European Jews back to vivid life, depicting its complex institutions and vibrant culture, its beliefs, social distinctions, and customs. Through the small town of Braƒsk, she looks at the fascinating experiments in multicultural coexistence—still relevant to us today— attempted in the eight centuries of Polish-Jewish history, and describes the forces which influenced Christian villagers' decisions to conceal or betray their Jewish neighbors in the dark period of the Holocaust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586485245
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
10/08/2007
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
382,397
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Eva Hoffman was born in Cracow, Poland, and emigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen. She is the author of Lost in Translation, Exit into History, After Such Knowledge, and The Secret. She lives in London.

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