Soviet Jews and World War II fighting, witnessing, remembering

This volume discusses the participation of Jews as soldiers, journalists, and propagandists in combating the Nazis during the Great Patriotic War?as the period between June 22, 1941, and May 9, 1945, was known in the Soviet Union. The essays included here examine both newly discovered and previously...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Murav, Harriet
Other Authors: Ėstraĭkh, G.
Format: eBook
Published: Boston Academic Studies Press 2014©2014, 2014
Series:Borderlines: Russian and East-European Studies
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Preface / Gennady Estraikh and Harriet Murav
  • Part I. Histories
  • Jewish combatants of the Red Army confront the Holocaust / Mordechai Altshuler
  • Il'ia Ehrenburg and the Holocaust in the Soviet press / Joshua Rubenstein
  • Jews at war: diaries from the front / Oleg Budnitskii
  • Jews as Cossacks: a symbiosis in literature and life / Gennady Estraikh
  • How the Jewish intelligentsia created the Jewishness of the Jewish hero: the Soviet Yiddish press / Arkadi Zeltser
  • Part II. Representation, documentation, and interpretation
  • Foreshadowing the Holocaust: Boris Slutskii's Jewish poetic cycle of 1940/41 / Marat Grinberg
  • Poetry after Kerch: representing Jewish mass death in the Soviet Union / Harriet Murav
  • Between the permitted and the forbidden: the politics of Holocaust representation in The unvanquished (1945) / Olga Gershenson
  • From photojournalist to memory maker: Evgenii Khaldei and Soviet Jewish photographers / David Shneer
  • Memoirs
  • The story of Gershel'man, a Jew / Boris Sluskii
  • The question of the national question, or a rally for a genuinely Russian cinema / Mikhail Romm
  • A novel of memoirs / Anatolii Rybakov
  • Afterword: Soviet Jews in World War II: experience, perception and interpretation / Zvi Gitelman
  • Includes bibliographical references and index