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Indiana University Press
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In 1940, the historian Emanuel Ringelblum established a clandestine organization, code named Oyneg Shabes, in Nazi-occupied Warsaw to study and document all facets of Jewish life in wartime Poland and to compile an archive that would preserve this history for posterity. As the Final Solution unfolded, although decimated by murders and deportations, the group persevered in its work until the spring of 1943. Of its more than 60 members, only three survived. Ringelblum and his family perished in March 1944. But before he died, he managed to hide thousands of documents in milk cans and tin boxes. Searchers found two of these buried caches in 1946 and 1950.

Who Will Write Our History tells the gripping story of Ringelblum and his determination to use historical scholarship and the collection of documents to resist Nazi oppression.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Note on Language Use
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 1. From “Bichuch” to Warsaw
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. 2. Borochov’s Disciple
  2. pp. 27-48
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  1. 3. History for the People
  2. pp. 49-89
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  1. 4. Organizing the Community Self- Help and Relief
  2. pp. 90-144
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  1. 5. A Band of Comrades
  2. pp. 145-208
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  1. 6. The Different Voices of Polish Jewry
  2. pp. 209-224
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  1. 7. Traces of Life and Death Tex ts from the Archive
  2. pp. 225-284
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  1. 8. The Tidings of Job
  2. pp. 285-332
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  1. 9. A Historian’s Final Mission
  2. pp. 333-388
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  1. Appendix A. Guidelines for a Study of Polish-Jewish Relations
  2. pp. 389-392
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  1. Appendix B. Guidelines for a Study of the Warsaw Ghetto
  2. pp. 393-395
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  1. Appendix C. Guidelines for a Study of the Jewish Shtetl
  2. pp. 396-400
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 401-480
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 481-494
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 495-523
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253000033
Print ISBN
9780253349088
MARC Record
OCLC
233000631
Pages
568
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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