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Author Veidlinger, Jeffrey, 1971- author

Title In the shadow of the shtetl : small-town Jewish life in Soviet Ukraine / Jeffrey Veidlinger
Published Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2013
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Contents The shtetl: a historical landscape -- The scars of revolution -- Social structure of the Soviet shtetl -- Growing up in Yiddish -- The sanctuary of the synagogue -- Religion of the home: food and faith -- Life and death in Reichkommissariat Ukraine -- Life beyond the river: Transnistria -- A kind of victory -- Conclusion
Summary The story of how the Holocaust decimated Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe is well known. Still, thousands of Jews in these small towns survived the war and returned afterward to rebuild their communities. The recollections of some 400 returnees in Ukraine provide the basis for Jeffrey Veidlinger's reappraisal of the traditional narrative of 20th-century Jewish history. These elderly Yiddish speakers relate their memories of Jewish life in the prewar shtetl, their stories of survival during the Holocaust, and their experiences living as Jews under Communism. Despite Stalinist repres
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jews -- Ukraine -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Jews -- Ukraine -- Vinnyt͡sʹka oblastʹ -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Shtetls -- Ukraine -- History -- 20th century.
Shtetls -- Ukraine -- Vinnyt͡sʹka oblastʹ -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253011523 (electronic bk.)
9780253011527 (electronic bk.)