Summary Book Review Anna's Shtetl by Lawrence A. Coben:
Download or read book Anna's Shtetl written by Lawrence A. Coben and published by University of Alabama Press. This book was released on 2011-01-25 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A rare view of a childhood in a European ghetto. Anna Spector was born in 1905 in Korsun, a Ukrainian town on the Ros River, eighty miles south of Kiev. Held by Poland until 1768 and annexed by the Tsar in 1793 Korsun and its fluid ethnic population were characteristic of the Pale of Settlement in Eastern Europe: comprised of Ukrainians, Cossacks, Jews and other groups living uneasily together in relationships punctuated by violence. Anna’s father left Korsun in 1912 to immigrate to America, and Anna left in 1919, having lived through the Great War, the Bolshevik Revolution, and part of the ensuing civil war, as well as several episodes of more or less organized pogroms—deadly anti-Jewish riots begun by various invading military detachments during the Russian Civil War and joined by some of Korsun’s peasants. In the early 1990s Anna met Lawrence A. Coben, a medical doctor seeking information about the shtetls to recapture a sense of his own heritage. Anna had near-perfect recall of her daily life as a girl and young woman in the last days in one of those historic but doomed communities. Her rare account, the product of some 300 interviews, is valuable because most personal memoirs of ghetto life are written by men. Also, very often, Christian neighbors appear in ghetto accounts as a stolid peasant mass assembled on market days, as destructive mobs, or as an arrogant and distant collection of government officials and nobility. Anna’s story is exceptionally rich in a sense of the Korsun Christians as friends, neighbors, and individuals. Although the Jewish communities in Eastern Europe are now virtually gone, less than 100 years ago they counted a population of millions. The firsthand records we have from that lost world are therefore important, and this view from the underrecorded lives of women and the young is particularly welcome.
Summary Book Review The Golden Age Shtetl by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern:
Download or read book The Golden Age Shtetl written by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-08-25 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Neither a comprehensive history of Eastern European Jewish life or the shtetl, Petrovsky-Shtern, professor of Jewish Studies at Northwestern University, focuses on three provinces Volhynia, Podolia, and Kiev of the then Russian Empire during what he deems the golden age period, 1790 - 1840, when the shtetl was "the unique habitat of some 80 percent of East European Jews."
Download or read book Anna Teller written by Jo Sinclair and published by Feminist Press at CUNY. This book was released on 1992 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anna Teller leads her Jewish-Hungarian family over the course of seventy-five years, through the death of her husband, the horrors of the Nazi occupation, the Hungarian revolt, and her son's emigration to the United States
Summary Book Review Anna's Journal by Harry J. Pollock:
Download or read book Anna's Journal written by Harry J. Pollock and published by Mosaic Press (NY). This book was released on 2007 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ANNA'S JOURNAL is the third in a trilogy. Harry Pollock continues to display his acerbic view of humanity, presenting characters both familiar and new in circumstances that highlight the turmoil of contemporary life. In the skilful hands of the author, we explore the intimate details of the life and times of James Joyce through first-hand disclosures of friends and family. Witty, wry, insightful and very 'Joycean', ANNA'S JOURNAL is a brilliant journey.
Author :Natalie L. M. Petesch Publisher :Ohio University Press Release Date :1978 ISBN 10 :UOM:39015000545841 Pages :163 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Seasons Such as These by Natalie L. M. Petesch:
Download or read book Seasons Such as These written by Natalie L. M. Petesch and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 1978 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Leprosarium posits a future in which a big-brother company called Vita will run the entire show. Deviate from the bland norm at any point and you find yourself a "leper," institutionalized, deprogrammed in Maximum Gregariousness chambers, punished by "the Rundmarch" - a run backwards on a sand track meant to break the spirit - and in time graduated back into society. When a director of this nefariousness finds his wife playing tickle with another Grievance Adjuster, the master is mastered. Some very pruned, tidied up prose is expended over this thin scenario. The Long Hot Summer of Yasha K. runs more realistically. It deals with a white doctor in Detroit who, hospitalized for tuberculosis during World War II, grows up with a surfeit of untapped responsibility, which he showers upon blacks. But when his black mistress, Liza, becomes pregnant, Dr. Yasha demands an abortion - how can she think of bringing another black baby into this vale of tears? Liza goes through with it, then kicks Yasha out and becomes a Muslim. --Amazon.com.
Summary Book Review Soviet and Kosher by Anna Shternshis:
Download or read book Soviet and Kosher written by Anna Shternshis and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the formation of a unique Soviet Jewish identity