My Four Years in Soviet Russia (Jews of Poland)

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Mit der selbstironischen Bezeichnung seines Lebenswerks als ""Komödie"" (mimus) enth|llte der sterbende Augustus die bisher klug kaschierten Grundlagen seines Erfolgs: die Inszenierung von Politik als täuschendes Spiel zwischen Schein und Sein. Dies greift die vorliegende Untersuchung auf. Augustus' Taktik und Strategie von Machtgewinn und -erhalt werden als eine Theaterinszenierung betrachtet, deren Erfolg naturgemäss von verschiedenen Bedingungen abhängt: von den Rollen, Masken und B|hnen, deren sich der Hauptdarsteller und Regisseur bedient, vom Kreis der Mitspieler, von der Beleuchtungstechnik, die Erw|nschtes ins rechte Licht r|ckt und Unerw|nschtes ausblendet (Propaganda und Zensur), schliesslich vom Beifall des Publikums.
Ergänzend zu dem bisher in der wissenschaftlichen Forschung gezeichneten, |berwiegend glänzenden Bild lenkt die hier verfolgte Fragestellung den Blick auch hinter die Kulissen, auf zeitlose Mechanismen des politischen Machtkampfs, auf die Schattenseiten und den Preis des Erfolgs.

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Maurice Wolfthal , a retired teacher, grew up in a Yiddish-speaking home. Like Yitzhak Erlichson, his parents escaped the Nazis by fleeing to the USSR, and like Erlichson, they made their way to Paris after the war, and later from there to New York. Mr. Wolfthal is an independent scholar who has written for Dissent, Daedalus , the English Journal, Educational Leadership, Educational Horizons , and the New York Times Op-Ed Page .

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"This remarkable memoir, first published in Yiddish in 1953, gives a vivid and moving account of the experiences of a young Jew who in 1939 fled from his native town in south-central Poland to the Soviet Union. Essential reading for all those interested in the Jewish fate during the Second World War." --Antony Polonsky, Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University

"My Four Years in Soviet Russia is deftly translated into English by Maurice Wolfthal and provides American readers with a truly candid, deftly written, and intensely personal autobiography of what life was like in Communist Russia during the Second World War. Informed and informative, My Four Years in Soviet Russia is a fascinating read and would prove a welcome addition to academic library Soviet Studies reference collections." --Jack Mason, The Midwest Book Review Bookwatch

"Adds an important primary source document to the history of Polish Jews during World War II." --Book News, Inc.

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