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The mass migration of East European Jews and their resettlement in cities throughout Europe, the United States, Argentina, the Middle East and Australia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries not only transformed the demographic and cultural centers of world Jewry, it also reshaped Jews' understanding and performance of their diasporic identities. Rebecca Kobrin's study of the dispersal of Jews from one city in Poland--Bialystok--demonstrates how the act of migration set in motion a wide range of transformations that led the migrants to imagine themselves as exiles not only from the mythic Land of Israel but most immediately from their east European homeland. Kobrin explores the organizations, institutions, newspapers, and philanthropies that the Bialystokers created around the world and that reshaped their perceptions of exile and diaspora.

About the Author

Rebecca Kobrin is Assistant Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University. She is author (with Adam Shear) of an exhibition catalog, From Written to Printed Text: The Transmission of Jewish Tradition.

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Acknowledgments

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introduction: Between Exile and Empire: Visions of Jewish Dispersal in the Age of Mass Migration

1. The Dispersal Within: Bialystok, Jewish Migration, and Urban Life in the Borderlands of Eastern Europe

2. Rebuilding Homeland in Promised Lands

3. "Buying Bricks for Bialystok": Philanthropy and the Bonds of the New Jewish Diaspora

4. Rewriting the Jewish Diaspora: Images of Bialystok in the Transnational Bialystok Jewish Press, 1921-1949

5. Shifting Centers, Conflicting Philanthropists: Rebuilding, Resettling, and Remembering Jewish Bialystok in the Post-Holocaust Era

Epilogue: Diaspora and the Politics of East European Jewish Identity in the Age of Mass Migration

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780253221766
Author:
Kobrin, Rebecca
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Bia±ystok (Poland) Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Jews -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Religion Western-Jewish History
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
History; Immigration; Jewish Studies; Philanthropy; Russia; Twentieth Century or Later; United States; United States Jewish Studies
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Modern Jewish Experience
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
38 bandw illus., 4 maps
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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