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Author Dohrn, Verena, author

Title The Kahans from Baku : a family saga / Verena Dohrn ; translated by Uri Themal
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource
Series Cherry Orchard Books
Contents Acknowledgements -- Preface / Jonah Gavrieli -- In Memoriam Eli Rosenberg / Noa Rosenberg -- Translator's foreword / Uri Themal -- Jacob Kahan. Imprisoned. Berlin -- Chaim Kahan. From Orlya to Brest-Litovsk -- Life under war conditions. Berlin -- On the move. Vilna, Warsaw, Kharkov, Saratov . . . -- Citizenship and the world of education-Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt, Marburg, Antwerp -- To Baku -- Zina and the oilfields. Baku -- Aron and the Black Gold. Baku -- Summer resorts during the War: Bad Harzburg, Bad Neuenahr, Bad Polzin -- Economic management in times of war and revolution. Petrograd -- Across the Front Line-Berlin, Warsaw, Baku, Moscow, Vilna, Kharkov, Kiev -- Expulsion from Russia. Baku, Kharkov, Yekaterinoslav, Moscow -- Fresh start in the West. Caucasian Oil Company. Copenhagen, Berlin, London, Hamburg, Wilhelmshaven -- Family in exile. Berlin -- Nitag. Berlin -- Devotion to books. Petrograd, Vilna, Berlin -- 36 Schl├╝terstrasse. Expulsion from paradise. Berlin -- The mavericks between the wars-European corporate networks: Berlin, Hamburg, Copenhagen, London, Riga, Paris, Amsterdam -- The third expulsion. Paris, Lisbon -- Eretz Israel. Tel Aviv -- Sanctuaries. The family is alive. New York, Tel Aviv, Ma'agan Michael -- Illustrations -- Notes
Summary "The Kahans from Baku is a saga of a Russian Jewish family. Their story also provides an insight into the history of Jews in the Imperial Russian economy, especially in the oil industry. The entrepreneur and family patriarch, Chaim Kahan was a pious and enlightened man and a Zionist. His children followed in his footsteps in business as well as in policy, philanthropy and love of books. The Kahans from Baku takes us through a forced migration history in times of war and revolution and the 20th century's totalitarian regimes telling a story of fortune and misfortune in economy and everyday life of one cohesive family over four generations in Russia, Germany, Denmark and France, ending up in Palestine and the United States of America"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Azerbaijan
Forced migration
Modern Jewish history
Nazi Germany
Russian Revolution
Zionist movement
oil industry
publishing houses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed
Subject Kahan, Chaim, 1850-1916.
SUBJECT Cohen family
Subject Jews -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 19th century
Jews -- Russia -- History -- 20th century
Jewish businesspeople -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 19th century
Jewish businesspeople -- Russia (Federation) -- History -- 20th century
Jewish businesspeople -- Germany -- History -- 19th century
Jewish businesspeople -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Jewish businesspeople -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- Azerbaijan -- Baku
Zionism -- Europe -- History -- 19th century
Zionism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Petroleum industry and trade -- History -- 19th century
Petroleum industry and trade -- History -- 20 century
Jews -- Russia -- History -- 19th century
HISTORY / Jewish
Jewish businesspeople
Petroleum industry and trade
Azerbaijan -- Baku
Russia (Federation)
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Themal, Uri, translator, writer of foreword
LC no. 2021041249
ISBN 9781644697573
Other Titles Kahans aus Baku. English