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The Minsk Ghetto 1941–1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism (review)

The Minsk Ghetto 1941–1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism (review) into the pre-history of German musical (and musicological) antisemitism, there is currently no better book than hers. Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen Musikwissenschaftliches Institut University of Zurich The Minsk Ghetto 1941­1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism, by Barbara Epstein. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. 351pp. $39.95. Contrary to its title, The Minsk Ghetto 1941­1943 does not focus solely upon the clandestine activities undertaken within the borders of the Jewish ghetto established by Byelorussia's German occupiers in 1941. Rather, Epstein uses the testimonies of former resisters, both Jewish and Byelorussian, to examine the inner workings of the extensive underground network in wartime Minsk. In the process, Epstein presents a detailed portrait of a nation whose pre-war history and wartime trajectory were both comparable to and sharply divergent from those of its more well-studied neighbors. Largely isolated from developments occurring elsewhere on the continent, these self-declared "Soviet citizens" in the Byelorussian capital forged their own path through the difficult terrain of German occupation. For the Jews of Minsk, and, indeed, for countless Byelorussians, this path led from the city to the partisan units in the nearby forests. The first few chapters of this work explore the unique history of Minsk in comparison http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

The Minsk Ghetto 1941–1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism (review)

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into the pre-history of German musical (and musicological) antisemitism, there is currently no better book than hers. Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen Musikwissenschaftliches Institut University of Zurich The Minsk Ghetto 1941­1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism, by Barbara Epstein. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008. 351pp. $39.95. Contrary to its title, The Minsk Ghetto 1941­1943 does not focus solely upon the clandestine activities undertaken within the borders of the Jewish ghetto established by Byelorussia's German occupiers in 1941. Rather, Epstein uses the testimonies of former resisters, both Jewish and Byelorussian, to examine the inner workings of the extensive underground network in wartime Minsk. In the process, Epstein presents a detailed portrait of a nation whose pre-war history and wartime trajectory were both comparable to and sharply divergent from those of its more well-studied neighbors. Largely isolated from developments occurring elsewhere on the continent, these self-declared "Soviet citizens" in the Byelorussian capital forged their own path through the difficult terrain of German occupation. For the Jews of Minsk, and, indeed, for countless Byelorussians, this path led from the city to the partisan units in the nearby forests. The first few chapters of this work explore the unique history of Minsk in comparison

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Jun 24, 2009

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