The Yiddish Historians of the Holocaust and the Prewar Tradition of Yiddish Historical Scholarship

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The first Jewish historians of the Holocaust pioneered the study of the Holocaust from the perspective of Jewish experience. They also redefined the concept of Jewish resistance. Overlooked, argues Smith, is that the works of these historians are united by a shared commitment to writing in Yiddish and to a

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April 25, 2017 - 12:00 pm

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The first Jewish historians of the Holocaust pioneered the study of the Holocaust from the perspective of Jewish experience. They also redefined the concept of Jewish resistance. Overlooked, argues Smith, is that the works of these historians are united by a shared commitment to writing in Yiddish and to a research agenda arising from the prewar traditions of Yiddish historical scholarship.

MARK L. SMITH
(UCLA)

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The UCLA Department of History
The UCLA Department of Germanic Languages
The 1939 Society

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