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East European Jews in Switzerland

Lewinsky, Tamar and Mayoraz, Sandrine, eds. (2013) East European Jews in Switzerland. New perspectives on modern Jewish history, 5. Berlin.

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Abstract

Klappentext: During the era of Jewish mass migration from Eastern Europe (from the 1880s until the First World War), Switzerland played an important role in absorbing immigrants. Though located at the periphery of the main migration routes, the federal state with its liberal policies on foreigners became a key destination for students, revolutionaries, and travelers. The micro-studies and more general papers of this volume approach the topic in its transnational, local, linguistic, gendered, and ideological dimensions and from various disciplinary angles. They interweave and facilitate a novel take on the transitory spatial history and the Lebenswelt of East European Jews in Switzerland. Topics of this volume range – among others – from the location of Switzerland on the map of East European Jewish politics (Bundism, Socialism, Yiddishism, Zionism), conflicting performative cultures of Jewish and Russian revolutionaries, the Swiss Lehr- and Wanderjahre of the Jewish public intellectual Meir Wiener, the impact of Geneva on the Zionist Hebrew writer Ben Ami, the Russian-Jewish students’ colonies in Berne and Zurich and questions of individuals' integration and acculturation.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Zentrum für Jüdische Studien
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Bereich Osteuropäische Geschichte > Osteuropäische Geschichte (Schenk)
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Bereich Geschlechtergeschichte > Osteuropäische Geschichte (Schenk)
UniBasel Contributors:Mayoraz, Sandrine and Lewinsky, Tamar
Item Type:Book
Book Subtype:Edited Book
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter
ISBN:978-3-11-030069-7
Number of Pages:276
Note:Note: "Publication of this book is made possible in part by support from the Stiftung Dialogik, the Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft, and the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities." -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Edited book
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Last Modified:29 May 2017 12:35
Deposited On:08 Nov 2013 08:29

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