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By Elissa Bemporad

Minsk, the current capital of Belarus, used to be a seriously Jewish urban within the a long time among the area wars. Recasting our knowing of Soviet Jewish historical past, changing into Soviet Jews demonstrates that the customarily violent social alterations enforced through the communist undertaking didn't break continuities with prerevolutionary kinds of Jewish existence in Minsk. utilizing Minsk as a case examine of the Sovietization of Jews within the former faded of payment, Elissa Bemporad unearths the ways that many Jews acculturated to Soviet society within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties whereas last dedicated to older styles of Jewish identification, resembling Yiddish tradition and schooling, attachment to the traditions of the Jewish staff' Bund, circumcision, and kosher slaughter. This pioneering research additionally illuminates the reshaping of gender relatives at the Jewish highway and explores Jewish daily life and id in the course of the years of the nice Terror.

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