Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Volume 7

Jewish Life in Nazi-Occupied Warsaw
Edited by Antony Polonsky

Published in the year of the fiftieth anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, this volume has a special section with memoirs and other material dealing with aspects of Jewish life in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Topics covered in other articles include the autobiographies of Salomon Maimon and Jakob Fromer, entitled 'From the Ghetto to Modern Culture'; Jan Czynski and the question of equal rights for all religious faiths; education of Jewish women in the nineteenth century; ritual slaughter as a political issue; and the Jewish press in Kraków in the inter-war years.

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.

Contributor information

Zygmunt Bauman, Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds
Czeslaw Brzoza, Associate Professor, Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Joanna Rostropowicz Clark, Rutgers University
Anna Clarke, Carleton University and Algonquin College
Adam Galkowski, Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Jan Marek Fronski, playwright and screenplay writer
Dora Katzenelson, Drohobycz, Ukraine
Mark W. Kiel, Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish History, Jewish Theological Seminary
Ariel Joseph Kochavi, Lecturer in History, University of Haifa
Jerzy Lewinski
Zenon Nowak, Professor of History, Mikolaj Kopernik University, Torun
Laura Quercioli, Rome
Richie Robertson, University Lecturer in German, University of Oxford, and Fellow of St John's College, Oxford
Marek Rudnicki, graphic artist and painter, Paris
Szymon Rudnicki, Professor of History, University of Warsaw
Shaul Stampfer, Lecturer, Department of Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Aharon Weiss, Senior Lecturer in Jewish History, University of Haifa
Tomasz Wisniewski, writer on Jewish topics
Jósef Wróbel, Lecturer, Institute of Polish Philology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Aleksander Zyga, freelance writer

 

Contents

Statement from the Editors
Articles
A Brief History of the Jews in Royal Prussia before 1772 ZENON NOWAK
From the Ghetto to Modern Culture: The Autobiographies of Salomon Maimon and Jakob Fromer RICHIE ROBERTSON
Jan Czynski and the Question of Equality of Rights for all Religious Faiths in Poland ADAM GALKOWSKI
Adam Mickiewicz's 'Forty and Four' or the Dangers of Playing with Kabbalahs JOANNA ROSTROPOWICZ CLARK
Gender Differentiation and Education of the Jewish Women in Nineteenth- Century Eastern Europe SHAUL STAMPFER
Vox Populi, Vox Dei: The Centrality of Peretz in Jewish Folkloristics MARK W. KIEL
The Linas-Hatsedek Charitable Fraternity in Bialystok, 1885-1939 TOMASZ WISNIEWSKI
The Jewish Press in Kraków, 1918-1939 CZESLAW BRZOZA
Ritual Slaughter as a Political Issue SZYMON RUDNICKI
Britain and the Jewish Exodus from Poland Following the Second World War ARIEL JOSEPH KOCHAVI
Henryk Grynberg Calls Poland to Account JOSEF WROBEL
Life in Nazi-Occupied Warsaw
Three Ghetto Sketches JAN MAREK GRONSKI
My Recollections of the Deportation of Janusz Korczak MAREK RUDNICKI
The Death of Adam Czerniakow and Janusz Korczak's Last Journey JERZY LEWINSKI
Sister Wanda ANNA CLARKE
Notes
The Activities of the Democratic Societies and Democratic Party in Defending Jewish Rights in Poland on the Eve of Hitler's Invasion AHARON WEISS
Documents Dealing with the History of Jews in Galicia in Lwów Archives DORA KATZENELSON
Review Articles
The Literary Afterlife of Polish Jewry ZYGMUNT BAUMAN
Jewish Themes in 'The Beautiful Mrs Seidenmann' by Andrzej Szczypiorski LAURA QUERCIOLI
About the 'Jews-in-Poland' Exhibition, Kraków, 1989 ALEKSANDER ZYGA
Contributors