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The Jews Of Poland Between Two World Wars

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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 Dias ...more
Published October 1st 1989 by Brandeis University Press (first published 1985)
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Lewis Weinstein
A series of essays on various topics. The section on antisemitism was excellent ... particularly the surprising (to me) description of how the Polish government under Pilsudski (1926-35) protected Jews and Jewish life against attacks from the right wing nationalist parties, often aligned with the Catholic Church.

Don't be surprised if you see a scene like that in the novel I'm now writing.
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