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  • Title:World War I and the Jews : conflict and transformations in Europe, the Middle East, and America / edited by Marsha L. Rozenblit and Jonathan Karp.
  • Publisher:New York : Berghahn Books, [2017]
  • ISBN:9781785335921 hardcover ; alkaline paper
    1785335928 hardcover ; alkaline paper
  • Subjects:World War, 1914-1918--Jews.
    World War, 1914-1918--Influence.
    World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--Europe.
    World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--Middle East.
    World War, 1914-1918--Social aspects--America.
  • Description:xiii, 335 pages : Illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-325) and index.
    World War I utterly transformed the lives of Jews around the world: it allowed them to show their patriotism, to dispel antisemitic myths about Jewish cowardice, and to fight for Jewish rights. Moreover, and especially in Eastern Europe, Jews suffered tremendously as refugees and deportees, and had to cope with the challenges created by the rebordering of Europe and the creation of new states after the war. This book provides a fascinating survey of the ways in which Jewish communities participated in and were changed by the Great War, focusing on the dramatic circumstances they faced in Europe, North America, and the Middle East during and after the conflict.
  • Table of Contents:Introduction : on the significance of World War I and the Jews / Jonathan Karp and Marsha L. Rozenblit -- World War I and its impact on the problem of security in Jewish history / David Enpel -- The European Jewish world 1914-1919 : what changed? / Marsha L. Rozenblit -- Jewish diplomacy and the politics of war and peace / Carole Fink -- Bravery in the borderlands, martyrs on the margins : Jewish war heroes and World War I narratives in France, 1914-1940 / Erin Corber -- The Budapest Jewish community's Galician October / Rebekah Klein-Pejšová -- Confronting the bacterial enemy : public health, philanthropy, and Jewish responses to Typhus in Poland,1911-1921 / Daniel Rosenthal -- The union of Jewish soldiers under Soviet rule / Mihály Kálmán -- Global conflict, local politics : the Jews of Salonica and World War I / Paris Papamichos Chronakis -- Recounting the past, shaping the future : Ladino literary representations of World War I / Devi Mays -- Women and the war : the social and economic impact of World War I on Jewish women in the traditional holy cities of Palestine / Michal Ben Ya'akov -- Baghdadi Jews in the Ottoman military during World War I / Reeva Spector Simon -- Unintentional pluralists : military policy, Jewish servicemen, and the development of tri-faith America during World War I / Jessica Cooperman -- American Yiddish socialists at the wartime crossroads : patriotism and nationalism versus proletarianinternationalism / Gennady Estraikh -- Louis Marshall during World War I : change and continuity in Jewish culture and politics / M. M. Silver.
  • Other Author(s):Rozenblit, Marsha L., 1950- editor.
    Karp, Jonathan, 1960- editor.
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    • Call Number: D639.J4 W77 2017
    • Status:Not Charged