Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Volume 31

Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared
Edited by François Guesnet, Howard Lupovich & Antony Polonsky



Zsuzsanna Agora, Levi Cooper, Istvan Deak, Richard S. Esbenshade, Katalin Fenyves, Kristian Gerner, Mary Gluck, George Gőmőri, François Guesnet, Beth Holmgren, Gwen Jones, Victor Karady, Laszlo Karsai, Tamás Kovács, Ireneusz Krzemiński, Howard Lupovich, Anna Manchin, Benjamin Matis, Guy Miron, Susan M. Papp, Andrea Peto, Antony Polonsky, Katalin Franciska Rac, Ferenc Raj, Daniel Rosenthal, Theodore Weeks

Contents (provisional)

François Guesnet, Howard Lupovich, and Antony Polonsky

Part 1: Jewish Acculturation and Integration

1 The Magnate-Jewish Symbiosis: Hungarian and Polish Variations on a Theme
Howard Lupovich
2 Ethnic Triangles, Assimilation, and the Complexities of Acculturation in a Multi-ethnic Society
Kristian Gerner
3 Between Poland and Hungary–The Process of Jewish Integration from a Comparative Perspective
Guy Miron
4 The Askenaz of the South. A Contrastive View of Hungarian Jewry in the Long Nineteenth Century
Victor Karady
5 Jewish Integration and Acculturation in the Polish Lands in the Last Decades before 1914
Theodore Weeks
6 The Situation of Jewish Women in Poland and Hungary
Katalin Fenyves
7 The Many lives of Michael Heilprin
Ferenc Raj and Howard Lupovich
8 Gender and Scholarship in the Goldziher Household: Jewish Men and Women in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Hungarian Academia
Katalin Franciska Rac

Part 2: Jewish Religious Life
9 Polish Hasidism and Hungarian Orthodoxy in a Borderland: The Case of the Munkatch Rabbinate
Levi Cooper
10 Polish ‘Progressive’ Judaism and Hungarian Neolog Judaism: A Comparison
Benjamin Matis

Part 3: Jews in Popular Culture
11 Integration and its Discontents: Humorous Magazines and Cabaret as Reflections of the Self-image of Budapest Jews
Mary Gluck
12 Cabaret Nation: The Jewish Foundations of the Polish-Language Literary Cabaret, 1920-1939
Beth Holmgren
13 The Politics of Exclusion: The Turbulent History of Hungarian and Polish Film during the Inter-war Era
Susan M. Papp

Part 4: The Interwar Years
14 Abnormal Times: Intersectionality and Anti-Jewish Violence in Hungary and Poland, 1918-1922
Emily Gioelli
15 Suicides of the Polish and Hungarian Types: Understanding Jewish Self Destruction and Social Cohesion in Inter-War Warsaw and Budapest
Daniel Rosenthal

Part 5: The Holocaust and its Aftermath
16 On the Margin of a Historic Friendship–Polish Jewish Refugees in Hungary in the Years of the Second World War
Tamás Kovács
17 A Comparison of the Warsaw and Budapest Ghettos
Tim Cole
18 A Comparative Study of the Warsaw and Budapest Ghettos, 1940 -1945: The Policies of the German and Hungarian Authorities, the Reactions of the Jews
Laszlo Karsai
19 Polish and Hungarian Poets on the Holocaust
George Gőmőri
20 Pulp Memory? The Hungarian Holocaust in Mass-Market Socialist Literature, 1956-1970
Richard S. Esbenshade
21 The Remembrance of the Holocaust in Hungary after the Political Turn of 1989.
Zsuzsanna Agora
22 The Yellow-Star Houses Project
Gwen Jones
23 ‘Non-remembering’ of the Holocaust in Hungary and in Poland
Andrea Peto
24 Jews in Museums: Narratives of Nation and ‘Jewishness’ in Post-Communist Hungarian and Polish Public Memory
Anna Manchin

Part 6: Personal Reflections
25 Polish and Hungarian Jews, So different and Yet So Interconnected
Istvan Deak

Part 7: New Views
26 Antisemitism in Poland in 2012: A Survey
Ireneusz Krzemiński

Ben-Zion Gold
Fred Schwartz

Notes on Contributors