Polish-Jewish Relations: 1,300 Keyword-Phrase-Indexed Book Reviews (by Jan Peczkis)



Otherization Jews Chose

Unassimilability PreWWII Jews Endeks Confirmed Scharf

Poland What Have I To Do With Thee ?: Essays Without Prejudice, by Raphael F. Scharf, Raphael F. Scharf. 1998

Endeks Were Right: Poland's Jews Were Unassimilable. Without Discrimination, Jews Would've Dominated Polish Universities This Jewish author mixes Polonophobic and thoughtful comments. I focus on the latter. WITHOUT RESTRICTIVE QUOTAS…

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Unassimilability PreWWII Jews Endeks Confirmed Doblin

Journey to Poland, by Alfred Döblin, Joachim Neugroschel (Translator). 1991

Visiting German Jew (1920s) Confirms Endeks on the Overall Unassimilability of Poland's Jews. Poland, Unlike the USA, Lacked the Economic Resources To Drive Jews to Assimilate Nowadays, Poles get a lot of flak for once supporting the ethnonationalism that is…

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Unassimilability PreWWII Jews Endeks Confirmed Lewin

A History of Polish Jewery During the Revival of Poland, by Isaac Lewin. 1990

Militant Jewish Separatism and Its Opponents Among Poland’s Jews. 1918 So-Called Pogroms: Charges and Countercharges This book is fairly shallow. It dwells on statements made by various personages but never goes any deeper. The author makes…

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Secular Education Jews Long Spurned Nathans

Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia, by Benjamin Nathans. 2004

Jewish Separatism: Old and New. Jewish Disloyalty to Poland in 1812 and 1830. Zydokomuna This book includes details about Jews that lived within the Pale of Jewish Settlement. However, it notably features the Jews of St.…

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Like Jews Like Endeks DEFINITIVE WORK Hart

Social Science and the Politics of Modern Jewish Identity, by Mitchell Hart. 2000

The Otherization of the Jews. Pre-Nazi Essentialist, and Even Racial, Views of Jews Held by Jews Themselves! The author, Hart, identifies himself as Jewish. (p. viii). By way of introduction, "As we shall see, just how to…

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Like Jews Like Endeks Deutsch

The Jewish Dark Continent: Life and Death in the Russian Pale of Settlement, by Nathaniel Deutsch. 2011

Some Jewish Self-Criticism. Jewish Anti-Christianity. Jews Are An Indelibly Oriental People (Confirms Endeks) Consistent with the premise that the Jew answers every question with another question (p. 1), the bulk of this work…

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Like Jews Like Endeks Yiddishist Prylucki Weiser

Jewish People, Yiddish Nation: Noah Prylucki and the Folkists in Poland, by Kalman Weiser. 2011

Endek Mirror-Image. Poland's Jews: The "Other", a Nation-Within-Nation, a VOLK (Quasi-Race). Jewish Soul is Not Polish Soul. Polonized Jews Retain Jewish--Not Polish--Spirit This book is much more than a biography of long-term Yiddishist activist Noah…

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Litvak Self Otherized a Tool of Russia Wynot

Warsaw Between the World Wars, by Edward D. Wynot Jr.. 1983

The Litvak (Litwak) "Other" in Warsaw, a Tool of the Russian Oppressors of Poland This scholarly book, obviously not for the casual reader, packs an astonishing amount of information into a relatively small volume. THE JEWS BECOME A TOOL…

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Like Jews Like Endeks Poland Was Bad Hypocrisy Aleksiun

Polin, Volume 29, by Natalie Aleksiun, Brian Horowitz, and Antony Polonsky (eds.) 2017

Includes Insights into Jewish Endek-Mirror-Image Attitudes; the Bund; Jews Flee the USSR for Poland (Anti-Semitism Hypocrisy); and the POLIN Museum in Warsaw Like other volumes of the POLIN series, this one is often a mile wide and…

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Like Jews Like Endeks Samuel

You Gentiles, by Maurice Samuel. 1995

Zionist Author Defends Jewish Elitism and Separatism. He Concurs With the Endeks (Polish Nationalists) That the Jewish Soul is Indelibly Different From the GOYISCH Soul Maurice Samuel (1895-1972) was a Jewish writer and Zionist. He identified himself as a freethinker. (p. 74, 76). He…

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Jews Want To Be Own VOLK Brenner

The Renaissance of Jewish Culture in Weimar Germany, by Michael Brenner. 1998

Jews Thought of Themselves a Separate VOLK--Long Before Hitler. HEIL Greeting Used By Some Jewish Groups This book contains a wealth of interesting information. For example, the Talmud (Makkot 10a) states that one learned much Torah from one’s…

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Jewish Soul is Not Polish Soul Admitted By Tuwim

My, Żydzi polscy.... We, Polish Jews...., by Julian Tuwim, Chone Shmeruk (editor). 1984

Famous Polish Jew Julian Tuwim Admits That He is Not a Pole, Thus Validating the Much-Criticized Endek Opinions of Him

This work is simultaneously published in Polish, English, and Hebrew. It contains a moving tribute to Poland'…

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Jewish Soul is Not Polish Soul Horowitz

Empire Jews: Jewish Nationalism and Acculturation in 19th- And Early 20th-Century Russia, by Brian Horowitz. 2009

Jewish Soul is Not Polish Soul. Mid-19th Century Polish Jews Divorced From Poland. Jews in Unproductive Occupations. Early Zydokomuna This work is a biographically-oriented one. It features the ideas of notable Jews such as…

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Jewish Soul is Not Polish Soul Shanes

Diaspora Nationalism and Jewish Identity in Habsburg Galicia, by Joshua Shanes. 2012

Like Endeks Like Jews: The Immutability of the Jewish Soul, Assimilation Notwithstanding, Held By Many Jews Themselves Zionism, as generally understood today, was just one form of Jewish nationalism. There was also territorialism [also called Statism]--the Jewish goal…

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Jewish Soul is Not Polish Soul Tuwim Kolek

Polish Culture, An Historical Introduction, by Lesek S Kolek.

Skamanders (Fully-Polonized Jewish Poets) Displayed a Thinly-Veiled Hostility to Polish Suffering: That's One Reason That Endeks Did Not Think That the Jewish Soul and the Polish Soul Can Ever Become One My review is based on the 2nd edition (2002), published…

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Jewish Soul is Not Polish Soul Tuwim Shore

Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, by Marci Shore. 2006

Polish Soul? Jewish Soul? Julian Tuwim Himself--and Not Only Endeks--Asked These Questions. 1939 Jews Didn't Particularly Fear Nazis This work centers on mostly-Jewish personages and cultural trends as they relate to Communism in Poland…

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Jewish Separatism Extreme Goodhart

Poland and the Minority Races (Classic Reprint), by Arthur Lehman Goodhart. 2018

Bogus Massive Pogroms in Poland. Jews Were Partly at Fault for Polish Negativism Towards Jews. Jewish Separatism Extreme Arthur L. Goodhart had been part of the team headed by Henry Morgenthau, Sr. His book is much more than…

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Jewish Civil Rights Spurned For Jewish Separatism Biale

Power & Powerlessness in Jewish History, by David Biale. 2010

Jewish "Nonviolence", Jewish "Nondogmatism", the Jewish Star, Jewish Privileges Amidst Occasional Persecution, Jewish Separatism, and the PROTOCOLS This work is not so much about power and powerlessness per se, as it is a book about Jewish history in the last…

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Jewish Civil Rights Spurned For Jewish Separatism Heschel

The Earth Is the Lord's: The Inner World of the Jew in Eastern Europe, by Abraham Joshua Heschel. 1995

Jewish Particularism and Aggressive Jewish Nonconformism Were the Main Drivers Behind Jewish Anti-Assimilationist Tendencies My review is based on the original 1950 edition. In common with many Jewish authors, author Abraham…

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Jewish Civil Rights Spurned For Jewish Separatism Jews Were Poor Myth Rabinowicz

The Legacy of Polish Jewry 1919-1939, by Harry Rabinowicz. 1965

The Untruth of Overall Jewish Poverty. Jewish Self-Imposed Apartheid. Proffered Civil Rights a Hindrance To, Not a Condition For, Jewish Assimilation. JUDENRAT Collaborationists Morally Responsible In common with all too many books of this genre, Rabinowicz dwells on (what else?)…

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Germanophilia Jewish AntiSlavic Elon

Herzl, by Amos Elon. 1985

Jewish Germanophilia at Slavic Expense. Pioneering Modern Zionism. A New Jewish State Could Be In Uganda. [So Why Not in Poland? Read: Judeopolonia] My review is based on the original 1975 edition. Theodor Herzl was an atheist. (pp. 22-23). His mindset on the Jewish situation…

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Assimilation Jewish First to Germanophilia Czaplicka

LVIV: A City in the Crosscurrents of Culture, by John Czaplicka. 2005

Lwow (Lviv)—an Ancient (Not Medieval) City. Insights on Zydokomuna, Jewish Assimilation, Polish Kresy Expellees, etc. The obvious theme of this work is Polish-Ukrainian-Jewish coexistence in Lwow (Lviv). This work is full of information, and I focus on a…

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Assimilation Jewish First to Germanophilia Markovits

Nationbuilding and the Politics of Nationalism: Essays on Austrian Galicia, by Andrei S. Markovits. 1982

Jewish Assimilation in Galicia: Driven By Opportunism. Germanophilia Before Polonophilia Because there is much information in this anthology, I focus on a few themes: THE GALICIAN ASSIMILATIONISTS Ezra Mendelsohn and, to a lesser extent, Leila…

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AntiAssimilationist Jewish Advocacy Nordau

Degeneration, by Max Nordau, George L. Mosse (Introduction). 1993

Anti-Assimilationist Views Were Held Not Only by Endeks, But Also By Respectable Jewish Thinkers, Such as This One My review is based on the 1968 reprint of Max Nordau’s translated work--originally in its German-language 1892 edition. By way of introduction, Max…

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AntiAssimilation Jewish Real Reason Karlip

The Tragedy of a Generation: The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism in Eastern Europe, by Joshua M. Karlip. 2013

Jews-As-Nationality: Jewish AntiAssimilation Real Reason. Jewish Disloyalty to Poland. Cardinal Hlond Correct. Zydokomuna Broad. Jewish-Nazi Collaboration This work focuses on prominent Yiddishist thinkers, from about 1900 until after WWII, and…

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