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Published: 25 November 2004

500 Pages

ISBN: 9781874774761


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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 17

The Shtetl: Myth and Reality

edited by Antony Polonsky

The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with Liverpool University Press

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry

The majority of Polish Jews always lived in the villages and small towns known as shtetls. Much of what we know of life in the shtetls comes from literary accounts rather than from historical research. This volume redresses that imbalance, with leading experts investigating the social and economic history of the shtetl as well as the way in which shtetl life has been reflected in Hebrew, Polish, and Yiddish literature.

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