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The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941

Azriel Shohet, Mark Jay Mirsky, and Moshe Rosman


This is the most detailed and comprehensive history of a single Jewish community in any language. This second portion of the study focuses on Pinsk's turbulent final sixty years, showing the reality of life in this, in many ways representative, Eastern European Jewish community. From the 1905 Russian revolution through World War I and the long prologue to the Holocaust, the sweep of world history and the fate of this dynamic center of Jewish life were intertwined. Pinsk's role in the bloody aftermath of World War I is still the subject of scholarly debates: the murder of thirty-five Jewish men ... More

Keywords: Jewish community, Pinsk, Eastern Europe, Russian revolution, World War I, Holocaust, Polish military, Poland, World War II, executions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804741583
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804741583.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Azriel Shohet, author

Mark Jay Mirsky, editor

Moshe Rosman, editor