The Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19: Prelude to the Holocaust - cover image

Copyright

Maurice Wolfthal

Published On

2019-06-17

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-744-3
Hardback978-1-78374-745-0
PDF978-1-78374-746-7
HTML978-1-80064-590-5
XML978-1-78374-749-8
EPUB978-1-78374-747-4
MOBI978-1-78374-748-1

Language

  • English

Print Length

116 pages (xii+104)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 6 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.25" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 8 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.31" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback393g (13.86oz)
Hardback764g (26.95oz)

Media

Illustrations3

OCLC Number

1117876505

LCCN

2019452966

BIC

  • HBLW
  • HBTZ
  • JFSR1

BISAC

  • HIS022000
  • HIS010010
  • HIS037070

LCC

  • D639.J4

Keywords

  • Jewish people
  • pogroms
  • Ukraine
  • Jewish communities
  • Volunteer Army
  • Russian White Army
  • Nokhem Schtif
  • Yiddish linguist
  • Yiddish
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The Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19

Prelude to the Holocaust

Between 1918 and 1921 an estimated 100,000 Jewish people were killed, maimed or tortured in pogroms in Ukraine. Hundreds of Jewish communities were burned to the ground and hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless and destitute, including orphaned children. A number of groups were responsible for these brutal attacks, including the Volunteer Army, a faction of the Russian White Army.

The Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19: Prelude to the Holocaust is a vivid and horrifying account of the atrocities committed by the Volunteer Army, written by Nokhem Schtif, an eminent Yiddish linguist and social activist who joined the relief efforts on behalf of the pogrom survivors in Kiev. Schtif’s testimony, published in 1923, was born from his encounters there and from the weighty archive of documentation amassed by the relief workers. This was one of the earliest efforts to systematically record human rights atrocities on a mass scale.

Originally written in Yiddish and here skillfully translated and introduced by Maurice Wolfthal, The Pogroms in Ukraine, 1918-19 brings to light a terrible and historically neglected series of persecutions that foreshadowed the Holocaust by twenty years. It is essential reading for academics and students in the fields of human rights, Jewish studies, Russian and Soviet studies, and Ukraine studies.

Contents

Preface

(pp. vii–xii)
  • Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0176.01

Introduction

(pp. 1–13)
  • Maurice Wolfthal
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0176.02

The Pogroms in Ukraine: The Period of the Volunteer Army

(pp. 15–88)
  • Nokhem Shtif
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0176.03

Contributors

Maurice Wolfthal

(translator)