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by Paul Kriwaczek

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ISBN: 0297829416
Author: Paul Kriwaczek
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Pub Co; First Edition ~1st Printing edition (June 2005)
Pages: 320
Category: Judaism
Subcategory: Religion
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 759
Size Fb2: 1577 kb
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Paul Kriwaczek begins this illuminating and immensely pleasurable chronicle of Yiddish civilization during the Roman empire. Paul Kriwaczek was born in Vienna in 1937 and, with his parents, narrowly escaped the Nazis in 1939, fleeing first to Switzerland and then to England

Paul Kriwaczek begins this illuminating and immensely pleasurable chronicle of Yiddish civilization during the Roman empire. Paul Kriwaczek was born in Vienna in 1937 and, with his parents, narrowly escaped the Nazis in 1939, fleeing first to Switzerland and then to England. He grew up in London and graduated from London Hospital Medical College. After several years spent working and traveling in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, he joined the BBC, where he spent the next quarter of a century as a program producer and filmmaker.

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Paul Kriwaczek was born in Vienna in 1937.

The book ends by describing how the Yiddish way of life became one of the foundation stones of modern American, and therefore of world, culture. Paul Kriwaczek was born in Vienna in 1937. In London he trained as a dentist, and spent a decade working in Iran and Afghanistan. From there he travelled extensively in Asia and Africa before developing a career in broadcasting and journalism.

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Written by Paul Kriwaczek, Audiobook narrated by Robert Blumenfeld. The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books. Narrated by: George Guidall. He begins his chronicle in Jerusalem, with the destruction of the Jewish temple at the hands of the Romans in the year 70.

Paul Kriwaczek begins this illuminating and immensely pleasurable chronicle of Yiddish civilization during the Roman empire, when Jewish culture first spread to Europe. We see the burgeoning exile population disperse, as its notable diplomats, artists and thinkers make their mark in far-flung cities and found a self-governing Yiddish world.

Reading about the history of the Yiddish civilization has never been so engaging, uplifting, and pleasurable

Reading about the history of the Yiddish civilization has never been so engaging, uplifting, and pleasurable. One almost feels as if one is participating in this colorful and intriguing and European medieval landscape.

This book is a fascinating and energetic, but significantly flawed, effort to uncover and trace the roots and trunk of the Yiddish- speaking Jewish civilization that flourished for over 800 years in Central and Eastern Europe.

Yiddish Civilisation : The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation. By (author) Paul Kriwaczek.

Yiddish culture and civilisation began in the 13th century and ended in the middle of the 20th, when the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact delivered half of Poland's Jews into the arms of Hitler's mass murderers. It covered a huge area of eastern Europe, from Riga on the Baltic to Odessa on the Black Sea (today's Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine and western Russia).

The culturally vibrant, economically successful, intellectually adventurous and largely self-ruling medieval Yiddish society was cut short by the Chmielnitzky Massacres of 1648-56 in which 100,000 Jews were killed. Those that were left were forced to spread out to the small towns (shtetls) and villages. Russian pogroms from the 1880s produced Zionism, emigration and agitation. Paul Kriwaczek describes the development, over the centuries, of Yiddish language and names, religion, occupations, art and music, literature and food. The book ends by describing how the Yiddish way of life became one of the foundation stones of modern American, and therefore of world, culture.

Comments:

Anen
This is an essential work, foundational for anyone interested in not only the Yiddish people, but also the remarkable contribution these very special people made to the world's culture, and especially America with grace, intelligence, humor and art. I grew up in Brooklyn in the 1940s, Irish Catholic and our close friendships, community and all our lives were forever enriched by the daily contact and endless wonderful memories of a rich culture, language and never-ending playfulness and spiritual, intellectual gifts of the Yiddish people.
greed style
Krawaczek's focus on the rise of the "Yiddish Civilization" provides an at times jarring, but always interesting point of view, against which to measure the usual foundation of histories that find Yiddish important, but not at the centre of the rise of a "civilization." As a Yiddish speaker who is very close to his Eastern European roots --though born in North America-- the study made me give the book to my son and say -- "ok, here's something you can read that doesn't slide in the same mud as the usual Jewish studies. Enjoy."
Saberblade
Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation was selected by a Jewish History book club I belong to. It is a comprehensive history and provided a richness about Jewish History in Europe that I previously only knew the bare outlines. The writing was easy to follow, not academically convoluted, but well geared to an adult audience that has some knowledge of post-ancient Jewish history.
Wohald
This is mostly about what happened in the periods between the expulsions and the pogroms, and, while digressive, is quite fascinating
Moogura
This book is most informative with a different perspective of the past. Considerable detail does not become tedious. This is an overview of the history of the Jewish people that does not pull punches, but is riveting and challenging.
Wiliniett
Historical book very interesting. I did learn a lot of history about the Jewish people. Also it was an easy read.
ℓo√ﻉ
Great, clear, readable, with a lot of interesting insights into the development of a unique culture, which grew very differently in Europe than in its desert homeland.
Excellent book

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