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Author Srebrnik, Henry Felix.

Title Dreams of nationhood : American Jewish communists and the Soviet Birobidzhan project, 1924-1951 / Henry Felix Srebrnik
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 289 pages) : illustrations
Series Jewish identities in post modern society
Jewish identities in post modern society.
Contents Introduction: American Jews, communism, the ICOR and Birobidzhan -- The formation of Ambijan -- The people's delegation and the popular front, 1935-1939 -- Wartime aid to the Soviet Union: the ICOR -- Wartime aid to the Soviet Union: Ambijan -- The postwar orphans' campaign and the Ambijan-ICOR merger -- The glory years, 1946-1948 -- Ambijan and the creation of israel -- The gathering storm: McCarthyism, cold war, and decline -- Islands of resistance, 1949-1950 -- Conclusion: from hope to hoax
Summary The American Jewish Communist movement played a major role in the politics of Jewish communities in cities such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia, as well as in many other centers, between the 1920s and the 1950s. Making extensive use of Yiddish-language books, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, and other materials, Dreams of Nationhood traces the ideological and material support provided to the Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidzhan, located in the far east of the Soviet Union, by two American Jewish Communist-led organizations, the ICOR and the American Birobidzhan Committee. By providing a detailed historical examination of the political work of these two groups, the book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of twentieth century Jewish life in the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-282) and index
Notes This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Icor.
Jews -- United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Jewish communists -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Communism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Jewish communists.
Jews -- Politics and government.
880-01 Birobidzhan (Russia) -- History
880-01/(Q Evrei⁺їskaiı̐¡aı̐Ł avtonomnaiı̐¡aı̐Ł oblast⁽£ (Russia) -- History
Evreĭskai︠a︡ avtonomnai︠a︡ oblastʹ (Russia) -- History
Russia (Federation) -- Birobidzhan.
Russia (Federation) -- Evreĭskai︠a︡ avtonomnai︠a︡ oblastʹ
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781618110114