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Author Shṭif, Naḥum, 1879-1933, author

Title The pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19 : prelude to the Holocaust / by Nokhem Shtif ; translated and introduced by Maurice Wolfthal
Published Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 101 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents The situation of the Jews in Ukraine before the arrival of Denikin's volunteer army -- Before the pogroms and during the pogroms -- The volunteer army's own style of pogrom -- The causes of the pogroms. Pogroms as part of the military and political program. The connection to the high command -- List of Jewish communities that were destroyed
Summary "Between 1918 and 1921 an estimated 100,000 Jewish people were killed, maimed or tortured in pogroms in Ukraine. Hundreds of Jewish communities were burned to the ground and hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless and destitute, including orphaned children. A number of groups were responsible for these brutal attacks, including the Volunteer Army, a faction of the Russian White Army. The Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19: Prelude to the Holocaust is a vivid and horrifying account of the atrocities committed by the Volunteer Army, written by Nokhem Shtif, an eminent Yiddish linguist and social activist who joined the relief efforts on behalf of the pogrom survivors in Kiev. Shtif's testimony, published in 1923, was born from his encounters there and from the weighty archive of documentation amassed by the relief workers. This was one of the earliest efforts to systematically record human rights atrocities on a mass scale. Originally written in Yiddish and here skillfully translated and introduced by Maurice Wolfthal, The Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19 brings to light a terrible and historically neglected series of persecutions that foreshadowed the Holocaust by twenty years. It is essential reading for academics and students in the fields of human rights, Jewish studies, Russian and Soviet studies, and Ukraine studies."--Publisher's website
Notes First published in Yiddish as Pogromen in Uḳraine
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 11-13), bibliographical references in the footnotes, sources (pages 93-95) and index
Notes Text translated from the Yiddish
Description based on print version record
Subject Revolution (Ukraine : 1917-1921)
Jews -- Persecutions
Jews -- Ukraine
Pogroms -- Ukraine
Jews -- Persecutions.
Ukraine -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Wolfthal, Maurice, translator, editor
Open Book Publishers, publisher
ISBN 1783747463
Other Titles Pogromen in Uḳraine. English