Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History

Anti-Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History


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ISBN-13: 9780253355201
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 11/26/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Dekel-Chen is a senior lecturer in modern history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

David Gaunt is Professor of History at Södertörn University in Sweden.

Natan M. Meir holds the Lorry I. Lokey Chair in Judaic Studies at Portland State University.

Israel Bartal is Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Tribute to John D. Klier
List of Abbreviations

Introduction / David Gaunt, Jonathan Dekel-Chen, Natan M. Meir, and Israel Bartal
1. What's in a Pogrom? European Jews in the Age of Violence / David Engel

Part 1. Twentieth-Century Pogroms
2. 1915 and the War Pogrom Paradigm in the Russian Empire / Eric Lohr
3. The Role of Personality in the First (1914-1915) Russian Occupation of Galicia and Bukovina / Peter Holquist
4. Freedom, Shortages, Violence: The Origins of the "Revolutionary Anti-Jewish Pogrom " in Russia, 1917-1918 / Vladimir P. Buldakov

Part 2. Responses to Pogroms
5. Preventing Pogroms: Patterns in Jewish Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Russia / Vladimir Levin
6. "The Sword Hanging over Their Heads": The Significance of Pogrom for Russian Jewish Everyday Life and Self-Understanding (The Case of Kiev) / Natan M. Meir

Part 3. Regional Perspectives
7. The Possibility of the Impossible: Pogroms in Eastern Siberia / Lilia Kalmina
8. Was Lithuania a Pogrom-Free Zone? (1881-1940) / Vladas Sirutavičius and Darius Staliūnas
9. The Missing Pogroms of Belorussia, 1881-1882: Conditions and Motives of an Absence of Violence / Claire Le Foll
10. Ethnic Conflict and Modernization in the Interwar Period: The Case of Soviet Belorussia / Arkadi Zeltser
11. Defusing the Ethnic Bomb: Resolving Local Conflict through Philanthropy in the Interwar USSR / Jonathan Dekel-Chen

List of Contributors

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