HIS 306N • Hist of Jews in Rusia & E Eur
|38110 to 38115||Multiple Sections||
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.
Two in-class exams, each 25% and a final worth 50% of the final grade.
Tentative: *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 In addition there will be a course packet.