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In this powerful and unusual memoir, Lucy S. Dawidowicz tells of her life during the tragic years of 1937-1948, bearing witness to the ruthless destruction of European Yiddish culture during the Second World War.
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From that Place and Time is the memoir of Lucy S. Dawidowicz, an American-Jewish historian who set out to study Yiddish language and Jewish history at YIVO, the Jewish Scientific Institute in Vilna, Poland, in 1938. Dawidowicz's memoir not only describes her pre-war year in Jewish Eastern Europe, but also treats the ghostly post-war period, and her role in salvaging what remained of Vilna's scorched Jewish archives and libraries.About the Author:
Nancy Sinkoff is associate professor of Jewish studies and history at Rutgers University, specializing in the history of Eastern European Jewry. She is the author of Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands.
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Book Description Bantam, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0553352482