Through detailed reconstruction of events, this close-up account of the fates of individual Jews casts a bright light on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust in Poland.
Author: Jan Grabowski
Judenjagd, hunt for the Jews, was the German term for the organized searches for Jews who, having survived ghetto liquidations and deportations to death camps in Poland in 1942, attempted to hide "on the Aryan side." Jan Grabowski's penetrating microhistory tells the story of the Judenjagd in Dabrowa Tarnowska, a rural county in southeastern Poland, where the majority of the Jews in hiding perished as a consequence of betrayal by their Polish neighbors. Drawing on materials from Polish, Jewish, and German sources created during and after the war, Grabowski documents the involvement of the local Polish population in the process of detecting and killing the Jews who sought their aid. Through detailed reconstruction of events, this close-up account of the fates of individual Jews casts a bright light on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust in Poland.
Theloose attributionof the word “milicien” to describeaFrench collaborator may haveinduced some to concludetoo quicklythat the Milice, asan organization, was dedicated to the hunt for the Jews. Our investigation does not support this ...
Author: Isaac Levendel
Publisher: Enigma Books
The Holocaust in Vichy France in 1944 is the culmination of this study. For readers of World War II.
3 “The Hunt for the Jews” The genocidal Ustaše policies could be characterized as a “hunt for the Jews,” similar to hunting wild animals in the forest.103 The Ustaše claimed that the ideological underpinning of the state formed to enact ...
Author: Francine Friedman
A numerically small Jewish community helped their ethnically embattled neighbors in a neutral, humanitarian way to survive the longest modern siege, Sarajevo, in the early 1990s.
Hunt's Bay is a large indentation in the northern shore of Kingston harbour. The burial ground established by the Jews of Port Royal lies within a hundred yards of the sea, immediately north of the Jamaica Government Railway line which ...
Author: Richard David Barnett
Centuries of Jewish Life are revealed in the terse inscriptions recorded in this book, most engraved by local non-Jewish masons. The brief data they present give the story of Jewish settlement in this Caribbean Island at the gateway to the New World. It is the story of brave entrepreneurs who sought to build a fresh life for themselves and their people and to create a bridge between the Old World and the New. The stones are sometimes the only historical source recording the existence of the individuals and their achievements. For this reason these inscriptions are important as a unique historical source for Jewish History.
Marc Michael Epstein Even nowadays, when all bets are off and every rule is proved by its exception, it is probably still safe to say that Jews constitute a very small minority among those engaging in hunting, whether for sport or for ...
Author: Iris Idelson-Shein
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Social Science
This is the first study of monstrosity in Jewish history from the Middle Ages to modernity. Drawing on Jewish history, literary studies, folklore, art history and the history of science, it examines both the historical depiction of Jews as monsters and the creative use of monstrous beings in Jewish culture. Jews have occupied a liminal position within European society and culture, being deeply immersed yet outsiders to it. For this reason, they were perceived in terms of otherness and were often represented as monstrous beings. However, at the same time, European Jews invoked, with tantalizing ubiquity, images of magical, terrifying and hybrid beings in their texts, art and folktales. These images were used by Jewish authors and artists to push back against their own identification as monstrous or diabolical and to tackle concerns about religious persecution, assimilation and acculturation, gender and sexuality, science and technology and the rise of antisemitism. Bringing together an impressive cast of contributors from around the world, this fascinating volume is an invaluable resource for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates interested in Jewish studies, as well as the history of monsters.
17 Heinrich Heine's feelings of empathy for hunted animals belonged to a traditional Jewish sensibility that felt horror at every manifestation of the predatory impulse: “The taste for hunting is in the blood.
Author: Jack Kugelmass
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
How sports can provide a path toward citizenship for minority populations
This book is the result of that journey, a trip that carries the reader into Stella's tortured past (she is alive today, and spoke freely with Wyden), through her three murder trials and the trauma inherited by her illegitimatedaughter, a ...
Author: Peter Wyden
An account of the experiences of Stella Goldschlag, a German Jew who went on to become a "catcher" for the Gestapo, explores why a Jewish woman would hunt down other Jews for the Nazis. 35,000 first printing.
5 ) .7 These hare - hunts serve as a visual parallel to a famous Talmudic mnemonic : The order of the blessings to be ... But hunting by Jews was unequivocally condemned throughout ancient and medieval rabbinic literature , which viewed ...
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Animals, Mythical, in art
Europe's Jewish minority culture was subjected to a barrage of public images proclaiming the dominance of the Christian majority. This book is the first to explore the Jewish response to this assault in the development of a visual culture through which Jews could affirmatively construct their identity as a people. It demonstrates how medieval Jews gave voice to messages of protest and dreams of subversion by actively appropriating and transforming the quintessential symbols of the dominant culture.
As such, they used the information in these works to present various customs of diverse peoples, among them the Jews. In 2010, Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt published The Book that Changed Europe.
Author: Jonathan Adams
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Literary Criticism
This book presents the most recent scholarship on the sixteenth-century convert Johannes Pfefferkorn and his context. Pfefferkorn is the most (in)famous of the converts from Judaism who wrote descriptions of Jewish ceremonial life and shaped both Christian ideas about Judaism and the course of anti-Jewish polemics in the early modern period. Rather than just rehearsing the better-known aspects of Pfefferkorn’s life and the controversy with Johannes Reuchlin, this volume re-evaluates the motives behind his activities and writings as well as his role and success in the context of Dominican anti-Jewish polemics and Imperial German politics. Furthermore, it discusses other converts, who similarly "revealed the secrets of the Jews", and contains detailed studies of the campaigns against the Talmud and other Jewish books as well as the diffusion of Pfefferkorn's books and other anti-Jewish writings throughout early modern Europe. Revealing the Secrets of the Jews thus presents new perspectives on Jewish-Christian relations, the study of religion and Christian Hebraism, and the history of anthropology and ethnography.