The Jews of Poland Between Two World Wars
Editors: Yisrael Gutman, Ezra Mendelsohn, Jehuda Reinharz and Chone Shmeruk
Jews have long seen the interwar years as a “golden age” for Polish Jewry and hold it in special reverence because of the community’s heroic struggle against the encroaching darkness of antisemitism. During the years 1918 to 1939, Polish Jews constituted the largest Jewish community in noncommunist Europe and were the leading cultural and political force in the Jewish Diaspora. In this volume distinguished American, West European, Israeli and Polish scholars combine forces to explore the politics, antisemitism, economic and social life, religious patterns and cultural creativity of a period whose relevance is heightened because of current changes underway in Eastern Europe.
Subject: Jewish Studies