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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Spring 2009

EUS 346 • Jews of Eastern Europe-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35592 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
GAR 1.126
Neuburger, M

Course Description

This course will provide a broad overview of the history of Jews in Poland-Lithuania, Hungary, The Czech lands, Romania, as well as Russia, Ukraine, and the Balkans from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. We will explore individual Jewish experiences, developments within Jewish communities, as well as Jewish interactions with various East European peoples and regimes. The course will offer a comparative perspective on developments within various East European countries as well as an overview of the historical developments that affected East European Jewry as a whole, such as the rise of Hasidism, the Jewish Enlightenment, anti-Semitism, Zionism, the Holocaust, and the rise and fall of Communist regimes in the region.

Texts

Haumenn, Heiko, A History of East European Jews Kovaly, H. Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 E. Benbassa and A. Rodrigue, The Jews of the Balkans: Judeo-Spanish Communities 15th-20th Centuries Benbassa, E. and Rodgrigue, A. A Sephardi Life in Southeastern Europe: The Autobiography and Journal of Gabriel Arie. 1863-1939 von Rezzori, G. Memoirs of an Antisemite

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