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Shtetl By Eva Hoffman

Shtetl
by Eva Hoffman

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Hoffman explores the culture and institutions of Polish Jews, and by probing the deep ambivalence that coloured relations between Poles and Jews on the eve of World War II she throws new light on motives which influenced Christian villagers' decisions to rescue or betray their Jewish neighbours. Originally published in 1998 by Secker and Warburg.
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Shtetl by Eva Hoffman

The shtetl was a unique micro-society with its own customs, beliefs and rituals, its own social distinctions, organisation and civic structures. It was also a long and fascinating experiment in multiculturalism, cut short by the Holocaust. Before World War II, Bransk, in eastern Poland, was a shtetl whose population was equally divided between Poles and Jews. Today there are no Jews left in Bransk. In SHTETL, Eva Hoffman explores the culture and institutions of Polish Jews, and by probing the deep ambivalence that coloured relations between Poles and Jews on the eve of World War II, SHTETL throws new light on motives which influenced Christian villagers' descisions to rescue or betray their Jewish neighbours when the Nazis invaded. Hoffman brings a penetrating intelligence and compassionate eye to a history that is fraught with intensely private emotions and profound implications for humanity.

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GOR003341510
Shtetl by Eva Hoffman
Eva Hoffman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1999-01-28
288
0099274825
9780099274827
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