Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Volume 2

Jews and the Emerging Polish State
Edited by Antony Polonsky

The focus is on how the Jews were affected by Polish independence in 1918. Other topics covered include Jan Blonski's article, 'The Poor Poles Look at the Ghetto'; Polish historiography on the privileges granted to the Jews; the decline of the kahal in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; the social perception of Jews in the eighteenth-century; representations of Jews in nineteenth-century literature; nineteenth-century synagogues; the Jewish Polish-language press in the interwar period; and antisemitic slogans in Endecja political campaigns.

About the editor

Antony Polonsky is Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Chief Historian of the Permanent Collection of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw.


Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski, Eugene C. Black, Jan Blonski, Andrzej Bryk, Sh. A. Cygielman, David Engel, Mieczyslaw Inglot, Paul Latawski, Eli Lederhendler, George J. Lerski, Józef Lewandowski, Maria and Kazimierz Pietchotka, Edward Rogerson, Szymon Rudnicki, Michael G. Steinlauf, Daniel Stone, Bernadeta Tendyra, Anna Zuk

Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski, Research Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford
Eugene C. Black, Ottilie Springer Professor of History, Brandeis University
Andrzej Bryk, Lecturer, Institute for Constitutional History, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Jan Blonski, Professor of the History of Polish Literature, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Sh. A. Cygielman, Senior History in Jewish History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-sheva
David Engel, Tel Aviv University
Mieczyslaw Inglot, Professor of Polish Literature, University of Wroclaw
Paul Latawski, Assistant Professor of International Relations, New England College, Arundel
Eli Lederhendler, Lecturer in Jewish History, Tel Aviv University
George J. Lerski, Emeritus Professor of Modern European History, University of Chicago
Józef Lewandowski, Professor of History, Uppsala University
Maria and Kazimierz Pietchotka, architects and architectural historians
Edward Rogerson
Szymon Rudnicki, Docent and Deputy Director, Historical Institute, University of Warsaw
Michael G. Steinlauf, Brandeis University
Daniel Stone, Professor of History, University of Winnipeg
Bernadeta Tendyra, London School of Economics
Anna Zuk, Lecturer, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Marie Curie-Sklodkowska University, Lublin


Publication details


23.5 x 15.5 cm / 6" x 9"

Pages 494 pages, 16 pages plates, 4 tables
ISBN 978-1-874774-24-2 hardback out of print
978-1-904113-78-2 paperback
Price £21.95 / $34.95 hardback out of print
£21.95 / $34.95 paperback
Date of publication 1987 hardback out of print
6 March 2008 paperback


Statement from the Editors
Symposium: Jews and the Emergence of an Independent Polish State
Lucien Wolf and the Making of Poland: Paris, 1919 EUGENE C. BLACK
The Dmowski-Namier Feud, 1915-1918 PAUL LATAWSKI
History and Myth: Pinsk, April 1919 JOZEF LEWANDOWSKI
Polish Diplomacy and the American-Jewish Cmmunity between the Wars DANIEL STONE
Dmowski, Paderewski, and American Jews (A Documentary Compliation) GEORGE J. LERSKI
The Basic Privileges of the Jews of Great Poland as Reflected in Polish Historiography SH. A. CYGIELMAN
The Decline of the Polish-Lithuanian Kahal ELI LEDERHENDLER
A Mobile Class. The Subjective Element in the Social Perception of Jews: The Example of Eighteenth-Century Poland ANNA ZUK
Polish Synagogues in the Nineteenth Century MARIA and KAZIMIERZ PIECHOTKA
The Image of the Jew in Polish Narrative Prose of the Romantic Period MIECZYSLAW INGLOT
The Polish-Jewish Daily Press MICHAEL G. STEINLAUF
From 'Numerus Clausus' to 'Numerus Nullus' SZYMON RUDNICKI
The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Holocaust: Stanislaw Kot's Confrontation with Palestinian Jewry, November 1942-January 1943: Selected Documents DAVID ENGEL
The Stanislaw Kot Collection, Warsaw BERNADETA TENDYRA
The Poor Poles Look at the Ghetto JAN BLONSKI Polish-Jewish Relations during the Second World War: A Discussion
Images of Jewish Poland in the Post-War Polish Cinema EDWARD ROGERSON
The Holocaust: Jews and Gentiles. In Memory of the Jews of Pacanów ANDRZEJ BRYK
Jews as a Polish Problem WLADYSLAW T. BARTOSZEWSKI
Letter to the Editors