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Memoirs of a GrandmotherScenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century, Volume One$
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Pauline Wengeroff

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804768795

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804768795.001.0001

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Preamble

Preamble

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(p.93) 3. Preamble
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Memoirs of a Grandmother
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804768795.003.0004

In this preamble, Pauline Wengeroff reflects on the experiences and observations that she recorded in her memoirs. She remembers a joyful, worry-free childhood in her parents' home, followed by sorrow and happiness in the lives of the Jews in Russia, and events in her own home. Wengeroff's memoirs chronicle the more important events and cultural transformation of Jewish society in Lithuania during the 1840s and 1950s, a transformation that also affected her. Born in the early part of the 1830s in the Lithuanian city of Bobruisk, Wengeroff was raised by very religious, spiritually refined, and noble parents. Children during the period devoted their time to learning German and Polish literature, and to studying the Bible and the prophets, something that only made them proud of their religion and tradition and connected them closely to their people.

Keywords:   Pauline Wengeroff, memoirs, Jews, Russia, cultural transformation, Lithuania, Bobruisk, Bible, religion, Polish literature

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