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The Jews of East Central Europe Between the World Wars

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..". a carefully crafted and important book... a first-class contribution to the literature on modern Europe." --American Historical Review

..". valuable... the first historical work to attempt a 'synthetic sketch' of the problems indicated in the title." --Journal of Polish Jewish Studies

An illuminating study of the demographic, cultural, and socioeconomic condition of Eas
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Indiana University Press (first published 1983)
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Lewis Weinstein
I only read the 75 page chapter on Poland, which provided extensive detail on the problems faced by Jews and Poles in the brief period of independent Poland (1919-1939).

HERE ARE SOME OF THE MAJOR POINTS COVERED ...

* central issues of Polish post-WWI politics ... is Poland a multinational state or a Polish nation-state? should nationalities (Germans, Ukrainians, Russians, Jews) within Poland receive special rights? should the country be polonized?

* there were radical differences among Polish Je
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Kirsten Dyck
The ramifications of Mendelsohn's data are important and compelling. His actual writing, however, is quite dry. (I wish he believed a bit more in paragraph breaks.) Still, the book covers an important period in Jewish history, and it explains a lot about how the Holocaust played out in the years immediately following.

Anna
The book shows with details the situation of Jews between the World War in Poland, Hungary, Romania and other Central East Europe countries. Compares different places of Jews in different countries, cause in Poland there was no ultra right/fascist military organisations similiar to Hungarian Arrow Cross Party or Romanian Iron Guard.
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