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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.

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From the author of Lost in Translation: "a daring and generous book" about life in a Polish village under the Nazi occupation (The Nation)

Synopsis:

Looks at eastern Poland's formerly multicultural town of Bransk, exploring its culture, institutions, and the forms of Polish-Jewish coexistence that effected relations between Poles and Jews prior to World War II.

About 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786732852
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
History : General
Author:
Hoffman, Eva
Subject:
History : Jewish - General
Subject:
History : Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071009
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13.5 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Jewish Studies
History and Social Science » World History » Eastern Europe
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Jewish History

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"Synopsis" by , Looks at eastern Poland's formerly multicultural town of Bransk, exploring its culture, institutions, and the forms of Polish-Jewish coexistence that effected relations between Poles and Jews prior to World War II.
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