By Zvi Gitelman
Now again in print in a brand new edition!
A Century of Ambivalence
The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the Present
Second, accelerated Edition
A richly illustrated survey of the Jewish ancient event within the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet era.
"Anyone with even a passing curiosity within the historical past of Russian Jewry probably want to personal this splendid... book." ―Janet Hadda, la Times
"... a badly wanted historic point of view on Soviet Jewry.... [Gitelman] is evenhanded in his therapy of assorted sessions and topics, in addition to in his total assessment of the Soviet Jewish experience.... A Century of Ambivalence is illuminated by means of a rare selection of images that vividly mirror the hopes, triumphs and agonies of Russian Jewish life." ―David E. Fishman, Hadassah journal
"Wonderful images of well-known personalities, unknown villagers, small hamlets, markets and communal buildings mix with the textual content to create an uplifting [book] for a wide and basic audience." ―Alexander Orbach, Slavic Review
"Gitelman’s textual content presents a tremendous statement and cautious ancient explanation.... His portrayal of the promise and disillusionment, wish and melancholy, highbrow restlessness succeeded through quick repression enlarges the reader’s knowing of the dynamic forces in the back of probably the most vital routine in modern Jewish life." ―Jane S. Gerber, Bergen Jewish News
"... a lucid and fairly target renowned background that expertly threads its means throughout the dizzying reversals of the Russian Jewish experience." ―Village Voice
A century in the past the Russian Empire contained the biggest Jewish neighborhood on the earth, numbering approximately 5 million humans. this present day, the Jewish inhabitants of the previous Soviet Union has diminished to part one million, yet continues to be most likely the world’s 3rd greatest Jewish neighborhood. within the intervening century the Jews of that quarter were on the heart of a few of the main dramatic occasions of contemporary history―two international wars, revolutions, pogroms, political liberation, repression, and the cave in of the USSR. they've got passed through tumultuous upward and downward monetary and social mobility and skilled nice enthusiasms and profound disappointments. In startling photos from the records of the YIVO Institute for Jewish examine and with a full of life and lucid narrative, A Century of Ambivalence strains the ancient adventure of Jews in Russia from a interval of creativity and repression within the moment half the nineteenth century in the course of the paradoxes posed through the post-Soviet period. This redesigned variation, which include greater than 2 hundred pictures and giant new chapters at the destiny of Jews and Judaism within the former Soviet Union, is perfect for common readers and lecture room use.
Zvi Gitelman is Professor of Political technology and Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel heart for Judaic reports on the college of Michigan. he's writer of Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917–1930 and editor of sour Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust within the USSR (Indiana college Press).
Published in organization with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Creativity as opposed to Repression: The Jews in Russia, 1881–1917
Revolution and the Ambiguities of Liberation
Reaching for Utopia: development Socialism and a brand new Jewish Culture
The Black Years and the grey, 1948–1967
Soviet Jews, 1967–1987: To Reform, Conform, or Leave?
The "Other" Jews of the previous USSR: Georgian, valuable Asian, and Mountain Jews
The Post-Soviet period: Winding Down or beginning Again?
The Paradoxes of Post-Soviet Jewry
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