SESSION MATERIALS

Course name:2008 Gentile-nation/Jewish relations in liberal émigré journals
Course description:
Key speakers and discussants:
John-Paul Himka
Liuba Kozik
Daiva Simanaviciute
 
Questions:

What were the strategies for gentile-nation/Jewish dialog in the journals?

How successful were the dialogs?

How does the dialog of this period compare with dialog in the postcommunist period? Are the issues the same? Is there as much good will later or less?

How similar are the dialogs in the three journals (and three different gentile nations)?

The emigration context as an influence on the dialog: exile ghetto versus the liberal society?

Traumatic history – can it serve as a possible base for the dialog?

  • During the soviet occupation- the beginning of discussion? The main features of dialogue?
  • What kind of dialogue form appears (if appears) in the independence period?(any changes? new forms of dialogue?)
Course owner:John-Paul Himka
Bibliography:

Bibliography for everyone:

 

Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan. “Reconceptualizing the Alien: Jews in Modern Ukrainian Thought.” Ab Imperio, 2003, no. 4: 519-80.

 

Donskis, Leonidas. “Who Defines Whom? And Who Answers the Cursed Questions? A Personal Perspective on Identity Issues in Present Day Lithuania.” Central and Eastern European Review 1, 2007, pp. 1-22.

 

Brumberg, Abraham. “Anti-Semitism and the Treatment of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Poland.” In Anti-Semitism and the Treatment of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Eastern Europe, ed. Randolph L. Braham. Columbia University Press, New York, 1994, pp. 143-58.

 

Bibliography for session participants:

 

Bilinsky, Yaroslav. “Notes on the Study of Ukrainian-Jewish Relations during the Second World War.” Contact 2-3 (Jerusalem): 129-68.

or

Bilins’kyi, Iaroslav. “Prychynok do studii ukrains’ko-ievreis’kykh vzaiemyn pid chas Druhoi svitovoi viiny (reaktsiia na televiziinu prohramu ‘Holokost’).” Suchasnist’ 1978, no. 9 (213): 47-68.

 

Feldman, Alexandr. “Thirty Years after the Death of Roman Shukhevych.” Contact 2-3 (Jerusalem): 76-85.

 

Eidintas, Alfonsas. Jews, Lithuanians and the Holocaust. Vilnius: Versus Aureus, 2002. Excerpt: “The Holocaust Is Revealed in the West.”

 

Senn, A.E. “Studying the Holocaust.” In A Research Seminar in Black and White. Kaunas: VDU Publishing, 2004, pp. 90-94.

 

Senn, Alfred Erich. “A Trojan Horse.” In his Lithuania 1940: Revolution from Above. On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom and Moral Imagination in the Baltics, ed. Leonidas Donskis. Amsterdam, NY: Rodopi, 2007.

 

[Nikžentaitis, Alvydas; Schreiner, Stefan; and Staliūnas, Darius, eds. The Vanished World of Lithuanian Jews. On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom and Moral Imagination in the Baltics, ed. Leonidas Donskis. Amsterdam, NY: Rodopi, 2004. – Recommended, but optional. Daiva will be happy to share this material with whoever is interested.]

 

[Donskis, Leonidas. Loyalty, Dissent, and Betrayal: Modern Lithuania and East-Central European Moral Imagination. On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom and Moral Imagination in the Baltics, ed. Leonidas Donskis. Amsterdam, NY: Rodopi,  2005. – Recommended, but optional. Daiva will be happy to share this material with whoever is interested.]

 

Braham, Randolph L. “Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust in the Politics of East Central Europe.” In Anti-Semitism and the Treatment of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Eastern Europe, ed. Randolph L. Braham. Columbia University Press, New York, 1994, pp. 1-31.

 

Michlic, Joanna. Coming to Terms with the “Dark Past”: The Polish Debate about the Jedwabne Massacre. Analysis of Current Trends in Antisemitism, 21. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, 2002.

or

Michlic J. “Rozliczenie z “ciemną przeszłością”: polska debata o zbrodni w Jedwabnem.” In Świat nie pożegnany = A world we bade no farewell. Warszawa, Londyn, 2004. S. 223-257.

 

Added Files:
Bilins’kyi, Iaroslav. Prychynok do studii ukrains’ko-ievreis’kykh vzaiemyn pid chas Druhoi svitovoi viiny (reaktsiia na televiziinu prohramu ‘Holokost’).
Brumberg, Abraham. Anti-Semitism and the Treatment of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Poland.
Bilinsky, Yaroslav. Notes on the Study of Ukrainian-Jewish Relations during the Second World War.
Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan. Reconceptualizing the Alien: Jews in Modern Ukrainian Thought. Ab Imperio, 2003, no. 4: 519-80
Donskis, Leonidas. Who Defines Whom? And Who Answers the Cursed Questions? A Personal Perspective on Identity Issues in Present Day Lithuania.
Feldman, Alexandr. Thirty Years after the Death of Roman Shukhevych.
Eidintas, Alfonsas. Jews, Lithuanians and the Holocaust. Vilnius: Versus Aureus, 2002. Excerpt: “The Holocaust Is Revealed in the West.”
Senn, A.E. Studying the Holocaust
Senn, Alfred Erich. A Trojan Horse.