In the Midst of Civilized Europe

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD * SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE “The mass killings of Jews from 1918 to 1921 are a bridge between local pogroms and the extermination of the Holocaust.

Author: Jeffrey Veidlinger

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781250116260

Category: History

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“The mass killings of Jews from 1918 to 1921 are a bridge between local pogroms and the extermination of the Holocaust. No history of that Jewish catastrophe comes close to the virtuosity of research, clarity of prose, and power of analysis of this extraordinary book. As the horror of events yields to empathetic understanding, the reader is grateful to Veidlinger for reminding us what history can do.” —Timothy Snyder, author of Bloodlands Between 1918 and 1921, over a hundred thousand Jews were murdered in Ukraine by peasants, townsmen, and soldiers who blamed the Jews for the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. In hundreds of separate incidents, ordinary people robbed their Jewish neighbors with impunity, burned down their houses, ripped apart their Torah scrolls, sexually assaulted them, and killed them. Largely forgotten today, these pogroms—ethnic riots—dominated headlines and international affairs in their time. Aid workers warned that six million Jews were in danger of complete extermination. Twenty years later, these dire predictions would come true. Drawing upon long-neglected archival materials, including thousands of newly discovered witness testimonies, trial records, and official orders, acclaimed historian Jeffrey Veidlinger shows for the first time how this wave of genocidal violence created the conditions for the Holocaust. Through stories of survivors, perpetrators, aid workers, and governmental officials, he explains how so many different groups of people came to the same conclusion: that killing Jews was an acceptable response to their various problems. In riveting prose, In the Midst of Civilized Europe repositions the pogroms as a defining moment of the twentieth century.

In the Midst of Civilized Europe

In the Midst of Civilized Europe repositions the pogroms as a defining moment of the twentieth century.

Author: Jeffrey Veidlinger

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509867455

Category: History

Page: 448

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A riveting account of a forgotten holocaust: the slaughter of over one hundred thousand Ukrainian Jews in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution. In the Midst of Civilized Europe repositions the pogroms as a defining moment of the twentieth century. 'Exhaustive, clearly written, deeply researched' – The Times 'A meticulous, original and deeply affecting historical account' – Philippe Sands, author of East West Street Between 1918 and 1921, over a hundred thousand Jews were murdered in Ukraine by peasants, townsmen, and soldiers who blamed the Jews for the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. In hundreds of separate incidents, ordinary people robbed their Jewish neighbors with impunity, burned down their houses, ripped apart their Torah scrolls, sexually assaulted them, and killed them. Largely forgotten today, these pogroms – ethnic riots – dominated headlines and international affairs in their time. Aid workers warned that six million Jews were in danger of complete extermination. Twenty years later, these dire predictions would come true. Drawing upon long-neglected archival materials, including thousands of newly discovered witness testimonies, trial records, and official orders, acclaimed historian Jeffrey Veidlinger shows for the first time how this wave of genocidal violence created the conditions for the Holocaust. Through stories of survivors, perpetrators, aid workers, and governmental officials, he explains how so many different groups of people came to the same conclusion: that killing Jews was an acceptable response to their various problems.

In the Midst of Civilized Europe

From the two-time winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award, the first full depiction of the wave of anti-Jewish pogroms that followed the Russian Revolution and how they laid the groundwork for the Holocaust Finalist for the Lionel Gelber ...

Author: Jeffrey Veidlinger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1443451886

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From the two-time winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award, the first full depiction of the wave of anti-Jewish pogroms that followed the Russian Revolution and how they laid the groundwork for the Holocaust Between 1918 and 1921, over 100,000 Jews were murdered in Ukraine and Poland by peasants, townspeople and soldiers who blamed them for the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. In hundreds of separate incidents, ordinary people robbed their Jewish neighbours with impunity, burned down their houses, ripped apart their Torah scrolls, sexually assaulted them and killed them. Largely forgotten today, these pogroms--ethnic riots--dominated headlines and international affairs in their time. Aid workers warned that six million Jews were in danger of extermination. Twenty years later, these dire predictions would come true. Drawing upon long-neglected archival materials, including thousands of newly discovered witness testimonies, trial records and official orders, acclaimed historian Jeffrey Veidlinger shows for the first time how this wave of genocidal violence created the conditions for the Holocaust. Through stories of survivors, perpetrators, aid workers and governmental officials, he explains how so many different groups of people came to the same conclusion: that killing Jews was an acceptable response to their various problems. In riveting prose, In the Midst of Civilized Europe repositions the pogroms as a defining moment of the twentieth century.

Angst

Author: Jan Tomasz Gross

Publisher:

ISBN: 3518423037

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Page: 453

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Tales from the Borderlands

N. Hanover, Yeven metsulah (Berlin, 1923; Hebrew); Abramson, A Prayer for the Government, 109–40; J. Veidlinger, In the Midst of Civilized Europe (New York, 2021). 4. M. Krüger, “Buchproduktion im Exil,” in Juden in Kreuzberg, ...

Author: Omer Bartov

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300265002

Category: History

Page: 384

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The story of the diverse communities of Eastern Europe’s borderlands in the centuries prior to World War II “A powerful combination of history and personal memoir . . . A richly contextual, skillfully woven historical study.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Focusing on the former province of Galicia, this book tells the story of Europe’s eastern borderlands, stretching from the Baltic to the Balkans, through the eyes of the diverse communities of migrants who settled there for centuries and were murdered or forcibly removed from the borderlands in the course of World War II and its aftermath. Omer Bartov explores the fates and hopes, dreams and disillusionment of the people who lived there, and, through the stories they told about themselves, reconstructs who they were, where they came from, and where they were heading. It was on the borderlands that the expanding great empires—German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian, and Ottoman—overlapped, clashed, and disintegrated. The civilization of these borderlands was a mix of multiple cultures, languages, ethnic groups, religions, and nations that similarly overlapped and clashed. The borderlands became the cradle of modernity. Looking back at it tells us where we came from.

The Holocaust

Europe, the World, and the Jews, 1918-1945 Norman J.W. Goda ... Jeffrey Veidlinger, In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918-1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust (New York, 2021); Elissa Bemporad, Legacy of Blood: Jews, ...

Author: Norman J.W. Goda

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429839863

Category: History

Page: 390

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The second edition of this book frames the Holocaust as a catastrophe emerging from varied international responses to the Jewish question during an age of global crisis and war. The chapters are arranged chronologically, thematically, and geographically, reflecting how persecution, responses, and experience varied over time and place, conveying a sense of the Holocaust’s complexity. Fully updated, this edition incorporates the past decade’s scholarship concerning perpetrators, victims, and bystanders from political, national, and gendered perspectives. It also frames the Holocaust within the broader genocide perspective and within current debates on memory politics and causation. Global in approach and supported by images, maps, diverse voices, and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal textbook for students of this catastrophic period in world history.

Objects of Love and Regret

European Jews in the Age of Violence,” in Anti- Jewish Violence: Rethinking the Pogrom in East European History, ed. ... Red Star: The Polish Soviet War, 1919–20 (London, 1972); Jeffrey Veidlinger, In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The ...

Author: Richard Rabinowitz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674268593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Acclaimed historian and museum curator Richard Rabinowitz tells the story of his immigrant Jewish family through the everyday objects in their lives, from chairs and bottle openers to bottles of perfume. Vivid, absorbing, and powerfully honest, this is a story of one family and one community but also of emotional touchstones that anchor us all.

Accounts and Papers

Such was the cause of the Revolution of the Minho , which civilized Europe admired and applauded to , and which ended ... with a cynism ( which would dishonour the Heberts ) in the midst of civilized Europe , would cruelly ask for the ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

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ISBN: OXFORD:555097642

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Page: 604

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Anarchist Socialism in Early Twentieth Century Spain

Right now, in the midst of civilized Europe, the most frightening example of cruelty, ferocity, and bestiality recorded in history is happening. There is nothing in recent memory that compares to the mass extermination and ethnic ...

Author: Stephen Luis Vilaseca

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030446772

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Anarchist Socialism in Early 20th Century Spain is the first English translation of and critical introduction to Ideario, a collection of newspaper and journal articles written by Spanish anarchist Ricardo Mella. Given that Mella is virtually unknown to the English-speaking world, this book provides readers access to his extensive body of work about Spain, human nature, and a world increasingly dominated by capitalism. Suitable for both the general public interested in learning more about anarchist ideas and for scholars studying twentieth-century Spain, the three introductory essays help to introduce Mella, ground his work in the context of Spanish anarchism, and draw connections between Mella and the urban in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spain. Stephen Luis Vilaseca’s translation is accessible and engaging.

The Conquest of the World by the Jews

Thus Jewish establishments penetrated into the chief commercial centres of Europe . ... Jews from one end of the world to the other , from Kamtchatka to San Francisco , in the midst of civilized Europe as well as in the centre of Asia .

Author: Osman (bey, originally Frederick Millingen)

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435058013822

Category: Antisemitism

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