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The Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish Barry Trachtenberg

The Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish par Barry Trachtenberg

The Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish Barry Trachtenberg


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Untangles the complicated saga of the Algemeyne entsiklopedye and its editors, who continued to publish volumes and revise the encyclopedias mission while their primary audience of Eastern European Jews were facing persecution and genocide under Nazi rule, and then were reestablishing themselves in the first decades after World War II.

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The Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish: A History of the Algemeyne Entsiklopedye Barry Trachtenberg

In the early 1930s in Berlin, Germany, a group of leading Eastern European Jewish intellectuals embarked upon a project to transform the lives of millions of Yiddish-speaking Jews around the world. Their goal was to publish a popular and comprehensive Yiddish language encyclopedia of general knowledge that would serve as a bridge to the modern world and as a guide to help its readers navigate their way within it. However, soon after theAlgemeyne entsiklopedye(General Encyclopedia) was announced, Hitlers rise to power forced its editors to flee to Paris. The scope and mission of the project repeatedly changed before its final volumes were published in New York City in 1966.

The Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish untangles the complicated saga of the Algemeyne entsiklopedye and its editors. The editors continued to publish volumes and revise the encyclopedias mission while their primary audience, Eastern European Jews, faced persecution and genocide under Nazi rule, and the challenge of reestablishing themselves in the first decades after World War II. Historian Barry Trachtenberg reveals how, over the course of the middle decades of the twentieth century, the project sparked tremendous controversy in Jewish cultural and political circles, which debated what the purpose of a Yiddish encyclopedia should be, as well as what knowledge and perspectives it should contain. Nevertheless, this is not only a story about destruction and trauma, but also one of tenacity and continuity, as the encyclopedias compilers strove to preserve the heritage of Yiddish culture, to document its near-total extermination in the Holocaust, and to chart its path into the future.

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"One cannot read this work withoutfeeling gratitude toward Trachtenberg for his prodigious research and the clarity of his understanding. One must read it also to understand the audacity of its original self-assigned task and the persistence of those who insistedeven after the destruction, even after multiple exiles and perilous journeys of survivalthere was a task that must be completed. Such persistence, such dedication, such determination, and such loyalty to a common task." Michael Berenbaum, professor of Jewish studies and director of the Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University, and managing editor, Encyclopaedia Judaica 2nd Edition
"Afresh contribution to Jewish studies as a whole and Yiddish studies in particular, this work is especially notable for bridging the prewar, World War II, and postwar periods." Cecile E. Kuznitz, author of YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation
"An excellent vantage point for understanding many things associated with Jewish life in the twentiethcentury. The scope of research and analysis is very impressive. This is a very useful book!" Gennady Estraikh, author of Transatlantic Russian Jewishness: Ideological Voyages of the Yiddish Daily Forverts in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
"How a Yiddish encyclopedia became a document of the Holocaust and Jewish culture," by Benjamin Ivry The Forward
"Encyclopedic Knowledge: Rokhls Golden City: A new look at the story behind one of the quirkiest Yiddish reference books," by Rokhl Kafrissen Tablet
"Trachtenbergs monograph joins a host of others published in recent years focused on interwar Yiddish culture...Trachtenberg makes the point of directly addressing the presence and absence ofYiddish-speakingwomen in the male-dominated Yiddish intellectual project like theAlgemeyne Entsiklopedye...The Holocaust The Exile of Yiddishis a testament to archival research and the collection of knowledgeboth in terms of its subject matter and its own creation." Sonia Gollance, The Mosse Program
"An excellent vantage point for understanding many things associated with Jewish life in the twentiethcentury. The scope of research and analysis is very impressive. This is a very useful book!" Gennady Estraikh, author of Transatlantic Russian Jewishness: Ideological Voyages of the Yiddish Daily Forverts
"One cannot read this work withoutfeeling gratitude toward Trachtenberg for his prodigious research and the clarity of his understanding. One must read it also to understand the audacity of its original self-assigned task and the persistence of those who insistedeven after the destruction, even after multiple exiles and perilous journeys of survivalthere was a task that must be completed. Such persistence, such dedication, such determination, and such loyalty to a common task." Michael Berenbaum, professor of Jewish studies and director of the Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University,
"Afresh contribution to Jewish studies as a whole and Yiddish studies in particular, this work is especially notable for bridging the prewar, World War II, and postwar periods." Cecile E. Kuznitz, author of YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation
"[A] fascinating book..[T]he story Trachtenberg tellsand depicts with brilliant illustrationsis a testament to the perseverance of those who sought to continue producing knowledge in spite of everything, and is a useful contribution to Yiddish studies." Holocaust and Genocide Studies
"As Barry Trachtenberg illuminates in his important and insightful history of the Algemeyne entsiklopedye, the Yiddish cultural nationalist dreams of the 1920s and 1930s would be utterly transformed by the throes of World War II and the annihilation of Jewish Europe, but not destroyed...[The Holocaust the Exile of Yiddish] tells the story of a burgeoning moment in Yiddish culture, and of the fate of that culture in post-war America, a story waiting to be heard, and one that is accessible to students and scholars alike." PaRDeS: Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies in Germany
"Encyclopedic Knowledge: Rokhls Golden City: A new look at the story behind one of the quirkiest Yiddish reference books," by Rokhl Kafrissen Tablet
"How a Yiddish encyclopedia became a document of the Holocaust and Jewish culture," by Benjamin Ivry The Forward

À propos de Barry Trachtenberg

BARRY TRACHTENBERG is the Michael H. and Deborah K. Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His books includeThe United States and the Nazi Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and RemembranceandThe Revolutionary Roots of Modern Yiddish, 1903-1917.

Sommaire

Introduction
1. A Bible for the New Age: Berlin, 19301933
2. Man Plans, and Hitler Laughs: Paris, 19331940
3. Spinning the Historical Threads: New York, 19401966
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Informations supplémentaires

GOR013629894
9781978825451
1978825455
The Holocaust & the Exile of Yiddish: A History of the Algemeyne Entsiklopedye Barry Trachtenberg
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Rutgers University Press
2022-04-15
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