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The Resource The lesser of two evils : Eastern European Jewry under Soviet rule, 1939-1941, Dov Levin ; translated by Naftali Greenwood ; with a foreword by Mordechai Altshuler

The lesser of two evils : Eastern European Jewry under Soviet rule, 1939-1941, Dov Levin ; translated by Naftali Greenwood ; with a foreword by Mordechai Altshuler

Label
The lesser of two evils : Eastern European Jewry under Soviet rule, 1939-1941
Title
The lesser of two evils
Title remainder
Eastern European Jewry under Soviet rule, 1939-1941
Statement of responsibility
Dov Levin ; translated by Naftali Greenwood ; with a foreword by Mordechai Altshuler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
Describes the quandary and fate of the two million Eastern European Jews following the infamous Ribbentrop-Molotov pact of August 1939, which divided the regions of Eastern Poland, the Baltics, and eastern Rumania between Nazi Germany and the USSR. The Jews in these areas were thus faced with deciding who was the "lesser of two evils"--The Soviets or the Nazis
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2016
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levin, Dov
Dewey number
943.8/004924
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.P6
LC item number
L47613 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Soviet Union
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Joden
  • Besatzungspolitik
Label
The lesser of two evils : Eastern European Jewry under Soviet rule, 1939-1941, Dov Levin ; translated by Naftali Greenwood ; with a foreword by Mordechai Altshuler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [304]-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Mordecai Altshuler -- Preface -- Historical background. The sovietization of Eastern Europe -- The Jewish population of Eastern Europe at the dawn of World War II -- First reactions. Eastern Poland -- The Baltic countries -- Northeastern Romania -- Identification and integration. Jews in Soviet governing institutions -- Jews in elected office -- Inside the Communist Party apparatus -- Relations between the Jewish minority and the authorities and local peoples -- The economy and society. Nationalization and expropriations -- Labor market -- New patterns of livelihood -- Standard and quality of living -- Education and research institutions. Adoption of new patterns -- Curricula and teaching methods -- Sociopolitical functions -- Friction and manifestations of protest -- Institutions of Yiddish culture -- Cultural life. The press-pressed into service -- Literature and litterateurs -- The theater -- Religious life -- Refugees in a temporary haven. Refugee relief -- Recruitment for labor in the Soviet interior -- "Passportization" and its consequences -- Internment and deportation -- Lithuania as a gateway to the free world -- The ingathering of Polish refugees to Vilna (October, 1939-June 15, 1940) -- Soviet rule (June 15, 1940-June 22, 1941) -- Escape from Lithuania -- Emigration of refugees from Soviet Lithuania : contributing factors -- Afterword : the Soblen brothers affair -- The encounter with Soviet Jewry. Social relations -- Cultural relations -- Visits by authors -- Zionist underground activity. The underground press -- Internal structure and modus operandi -- Overview : the five stages of underground activities -- Summary -- Exacting justice with "hostile" elements -- The German invasion -- Conclusion. Implications of Sovietization on Jews living in the annexed areas during the Nazi invasion
Control code
32465195
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780827605183
Lccn
95018725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)32465195
Label
The lesser of two evils : Eastern European Jewry under Soviet rule, 1939-1941, Dov Levin ; translated by Naftali Greenwood ; with a foreword by Mordechai Altshuler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [304]-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Mordecai Altshuler -- Preface -- Historical background. The sovietization of Eastern Europe -- The Jewish population of Eastern Europe at the dawn of World War II -- First reactions. Eastern Poland -- The Baltic countries -- Northeastern Romania -- Identification and integration. Jews in Soviet governing institutions -- Jews in elected office -- Inside the Communist Party apparatus -- Relations between the Jewish minority and the authorities and local peoples -- The economy and society. Nationalization and expropriations -- Labor market -- New patterns of livelihood -- Standard and quality of living -- Education and research institutions. Adoption of new patterns -- Curricula and teaching methods -- Sociopolitical functions -- Friction and manifestations of protest -- Institutions of Yiddish culture -- Cultural life. The press-pressed into service -- Literature and litterateurs -- The theater -- Religious life -- Refugees in a temporary haven. Refugee relief -- Recruitment for labor in the Soviet interior -- "Passportization" and its consequences -- Internment and deportation -- Lithuania as a gateway to the free world -- The ingathering of Polish refugees to Vilna (October, 1939-June 15, 1940) -- Soviet rule (June 15, 1940-June 22, 1941) -- Escape from Lithuania -- Emigration of refugees from Soviet Lithuania : contributing factors -- Afterword : the Soblen brothers affair -- The encounter with Soviet Jewry. Social relations -- Cultural relations -- Visits by authors -- Zionist underground activity. The underground press -- Internal structure and modus operandi -- Overview : the five stages of underground activities -- Summary -- Exacting justice with "hostile" elements -- The German invasion -- Conclusion. Implications of Sovietization on Jews living in the annexed areas during the Nazi invasion
Control code
32465195
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780827605183
Lccn
95018725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)32465195

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