The Resource Twenty years with the Jewish Labor Bund: : a memoir of interwar Poland, (ebook)

Twenty years with the Jewish Labor Bund: : a memoir of interwar Poland, (ebook)

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Twenty years with the Jewish Labor Bund: : a memoir of interwar Poland
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Twenty years with the Jewish Labor Bund:
Title remainder
a memoir of interwar Poland
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eng
Summary
Bernard Goldstein's memoir describes a hard world of taverns, toughs, thieves, and prostitutes; of slaughterhouse workers, handcart porters, and wagon drivers; and of fist-and gunfights with everyone from anti-Semites and Communists to hostile police, which is to say that it depicts a totally different view of life in prewar Poland than the one usually portrayed. As such, the book offers a corrective view in the form of social history, one that commands attention and demands respect for the vitality and activism of the generation of Polish Jews so brutally annihilated by the barbarism of the Nazis. In Warsaw, a city with over 300,000 Jews (one third of the population), Bernstein was the Jewish Labor Bund's "enforcer," organizer, and head of their militia-the one who carried out daily, on-the-street organization of unions; the fighting off of Communists, Polish anti-Semitic hooligans, and antagonistic police; marshaling and protecting demonstrations; and even settling family disputes, some of them arising from the new secular, socialist culture being fostered by the Bund. Goldstein's is a portrait of tough Jews willing to do battle-worldly, modern individuals dedicated to their folk culture and the survival of their people. It delivers an unparalleled street-level view of vibrant Jewish life in Poland between the wars: of Jewish masses entering modern life, of Jewish workers fighting for their rights, of optimism, of greater assertiveness and self-confidence, of armed combat, and even of scenes depicting the seamy, semi-criminal elements. It provides a representation of life in Poland before the great catastrophe of World War II, a life of flowering literary activity, secular political journalism, successful political struggle, immersion in modern politics, fights for worker rights and benefits, a strong social-democratic labor movement, creation of a secular school system in Yiddish, and a youth movement that later provided the heroic fighters for the courageous Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
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Midwest
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1889-
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Goldstein, Bernard
Dewey number
305.892/4043841
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Shofar supplements in Jewish studies
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  • Ogólny Żydowski Związek Robotniczy "Bund" w Polsce
  • Jews
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adult
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Twenty years with the Jewish Labor Bund: : a memoir of interwar Poland, (ebook)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11677447
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781612494470
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11677447
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remote
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11677447
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MWT11677447
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Twenty years with the Jewish Labor Bund: : a memoir of interwar Poland, (ebook)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11677447
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612494470
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11677447
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11677447
System control number
MWT11677447
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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