Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Volume 3

The Jews of Warsaw
Edited by Antony Polonsky

A central core of articles on Jewish Warsaw over the centuries covers the history of Jewish settlement; Jewish population in the eighteenth century; the background to the 1790 pogrom; relations with Christians in the early Partition period (1795-1861); the acculturation of the nineteenth century; Warsaw as a Yiddish literary centre; Jewish Warsaw before the First World War; the history of the Warsaw ghetto; and Warsaw Jewish historians Emanuel Ringelblum and Jacob Shatzky. Other topics covered include the religious orders and the Jews during the Holocaust, and the integration of the Jews in Radom.

About the editors

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.

Contributors

Gershon C. Bacon, Israel Bartal, Wladyslaw T. Bartoszewski, Stanislaus A. Blejwas, Andrzej Bryk, Michael Burleigh, Andrzej Chojnowski, Norman Davies, David Engel, M. R. D. Foot, Frank Golczewski, Adam Hetnal, Julian Ilicki, Iwona Irwin-Zarecka, Krystyna Kersten, Stefan Kieniewicz, Leszek Kolakowski, Pawel Korzec, Shmuel Krakowski. Jack Kugelmass, Anna Landau-Czajka, Sergiusz Michalski, Magdalena Opalski, Antony Polonsky, Eugenia Prokopówna, Peter Pulzer, Anna Radziwill, Alexandra Reiche, Murray J. Rosman, Michael C. Steinlauf, Jerzy Szapiro, Jean-Charles Szurek, Janusz Tazbir, Nechama Tec, Chava Turniansky, Roman Zimand

Publication details

Format

23.5 x 15.5 cm / 6" x 9"

Pages 508 pages
ISBN 978-1-904113-18-8 paperback
Price £21.95 / $34.95
Date of publication August 2004 paperback

Contents

Statement from the Editors

Jews in Warsaw
Emanuel Ringelbaum, the Chronicler of the Warsaw Ghetto
ISRAEL GUTMAN
The Undefined Town within a Town: A History of Jewish Settlement in the Western Districts of Warsaw
PETER J. MARTYN
The Jewish Population in Warsaw at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century
ARTUR EISENBACH
‘The Jews have Killed a Tailor’: The Socio-Political Background of a Pogrom in Warsaw in 1790
KRYSTYNA ZIENKOWSKA
The Jews of Warsaw, Polish Society, and the Partitioning Powers, 1795-1862  
STEFAN KIENIEWICZ
Aspects of Population Change and of Acculturation in Jewish Warsaw at the End of the Nineteenth Century: The Censuses of 1882 and 1987
STEPHEN D. CORRSIN
Aspects of the History Warsaw as a Yiddish Literary Centre
CHONE SHMERUK Jewish Warsaw before the First World War
PIOTR WROBEL
The History of the Warsaw Ghetto in the Light of the Reports of Ludwig Fischer
ROBERT MOSES SHAPIRO

Articles
The Socio-Cultural Integration of the Jewish Population in the Province of Radom, 1815-1862
ADAM PENKALLA
The Religious Orders and the Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland
JERZY KLOCZOWSKI
The Conditions of Admittance and the Social Background of Jewish Children Saved by Women’s Religious Orders in Poland, 1939-1945
EWA KUREK-LESIK

Document
Vladimir Jabotinsky’s Talks with Representatives of the Polish Government  
JERZY TOMASZEWSKI

Commentary
On Immoral Reason and Illogical Morality
ZYGMUNT BAUMAN

Reports
International Conference on Polish Jews in Jerusalem
ANTONY POLONSKY
Catalogue of Jewish Cemeteries in Poland
ADAM PENKALLA

Reviews
REVIEW ESSAYS
Khazarian Hebrew Documents of the Tenth Century
ANDRZEJ POPPE
The Polish Borderlands and Nationality Problems
HENRY ROLLET
BOOK REVIEWS

Letter to the Editors
Contributors
Obituaries