By Michael Challinger
In November 1918, as international warfare One was once coming to an in depth and squaddies have been returning domestic, a small workforce of Australian males signed up for extra struggling with. but this time, the enemy used to be Russian Bolsheviks rather than Germans, and the frontline used to be the wild and frozen wastelands of some distance north Russia.
With humor and a mind for irony, Michael Challinger tells the tale of ways this crew of one hundred fifty Aussies used to be seconded to assist shield the British from a rear safeguard assault from northern Russia. Stationed within the small city of Arkhangel, the warriors grew to become embroiled in what was once to develop into the Russian revolution, as they battled not just the Bolsheviks but in addition severe chilly, hostility from locals, and a 25-kilometer entrance line. of those Australians squaddies went directly to win Victoria Crosses and are probably our such a lot overlooked conflict heroes. Anzacs in Arkhangel brings Russian historical past into concentration and divulges how simply the 1st international struggle might have been misplaced. it's a attention-grabbing account of a part of the Anzac legend that's not rather a lot forgotten as by no means identified.
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For him, the question was rather how Jews differed musically from other Oriental peoples. In an 1872 letter to Julius Rodenberg he noted the similarities between his earlier opera, the Oriental fantasy Feramors, and a new operatic adaptation of the biblical Song of Songs, Sulamith, based on Rodenberg’s libretto. In characters, plot, and themes, he worried, the two works were nearly identical: “What is to be done about it? ”48 Behind this confusion lay a broader struggle over his own multiple musical identities as a European, Russian, and Jew.
Despite the fact that the brothers were quite close and that Nikolai eventually chose a similar musical path to that of Anton, establishing the Moscow Conservatory in 1864, he never expressed any Jewish identification. 19 Anton, by contrast, publicly identified himself as Jewish in a number of revealing ways. To begin with, there were the ironic and humorous remarks. He was known to refer to himself as a “wandering Jew” ( juif errant), and once called on an artistic rival who was a known antisemite, the German pianist and conductor Hans von Bülow, with a visiting card that read “Anton Rubinstein.
Anton and Nikolai were raised as churchgoers and had no contact with the Jewish community; while living in Berlin they received religious lessons from a local Russian Orthodox priest. Kaleriia regularly attended church throughout her life, observed Easter Sunday with her family in Odessa each year, and received an Orthodox funeral. But if the rituals of traditional religious Judaism were quickly abandoned, the family’s Jewish memories were slower to disappear. Behind the sober commitment to Christianity lurked a more complicated, ambivalent mixture of pride and guilt about the family conversion.