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Author Kobrin, Rebecca.

Title Jewish Bialystok and its diaspora [electronic resource] / Rebecca Kobrin.

Imprint Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 361 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series The modern Jewish experience
Modern Jewish experience (Bloomington, Ind.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-350) and index.
Contents Between exile and empire: visions of Jewish dispersal in the age of mass migration -- The dispersal within: Bialystok, Jewish migration, and urban life in the borderlands of Eastern Europe -- Rebuilding homeland in promised lands -- "Buying bricks for Bialystok": philanthropy and the bonds of the new Jewish diaspora -- Rewriting the Jewish diaspora: images of Bialystok in the transnational Bialystoker Jewish press, 1921-1949 -- Shifting centers, conflicting philanthropists: rebuilding, resettling, and remembering Jewish Bialystok in the post-Holocaust era -- Diaspora and the politics of East European Jewish identity in the age of mass migration.
Summary Kobrin's study of the dispersal of Jews from one city in Poland demonstrates how the act of migration set in motion a wide range of transformations that led the migrants to imagine themselves as exiles not only from the mythic land of Israel but most immediately from their east European homeland.
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Subject Jews -- Poland -- Białystok -- History.
Jews -- Poland -- Białystok -- Migrations -- History.
Jews, Polish -- Cultural assimilation -- Foreign countries.
Jews -- Migrations -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish diaspora -- History -- 20th century.
Białystok (Poland) -- Ethnic relations.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kobrin, Rebecca. Jewish Bialystok and its diaspora. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2010 9780253354426 (DLC) 2009039149 (OCoLC)419823781
ISBN 9780253004284
Standard No. 9786612576980