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Mary Neuburger, Director BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Fall 2005

REE 302 • History of the Jews in Russian and Eastern Europe

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44522 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
GAR 313
Shtakser

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

In class exam 1 25% In class exam 2 25% Final 50%

Texts

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

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