REE 302 • History of the Jews in Russian and Eastern Europe
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
During this course we will focus on the Jews as a distinct minority within a multi-national Russian empire, struggling for personal and national rights in areas where the non-Jewish populations (the Poles, the Ukrainians, the Lithuanians) engaged in their own struggles for national liberation. We will discuss the political, social, economic, cultural and intellectual developments within the Jewish community starting with the 18th century Russian empire and ending with the post-Holocaust Poland and Soviet Union.
In class exam 1 25% In class exam 2 25% Final 50%
Krutikov, Mikhail, Yiddish Fiction and the Crisis of Modernity, 1904-1914 Parush, Iris, Reading Jewish Women, Marginality and Modernization in Nineteenth Century Eastern European Jewish Society Pogonowski, Iwo, Jews in Poland: A Documentary History Weiner, Amir, Making Sense of War: The Second World War and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution Wincelberg, Shimon, Samurai of Vishogrod: The Notebook of Jacob Marateck Zipperstein, Steven, The Jews of Odessa, A Cultural History, 1794-1881 Course packet