GREAT BOOK on Eastern European Jewish Life #galicia


Madalz@...
 

I agree with Paul, and would like to tell that the french title is :OLAM,
published by terre Humaine /Plon editor.
Madeleine Alezra ( France).


Mazur, Allan <Mazur@...>
 

I believe "Fiddler on the Roof" was largely based on "Life is with People"
-- they share the same romanticized view of the shtetl.
Allan Mazur

-----Original Message-----
From: Ginsburg, Paul [mailto:GinsburgP@state.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 7:51 AM
Subject: [ukraine] GREAT BOOK on Eastern European Jewish Life

I have read countless books on Eastern European
Jewish life and history and recently came across
a fantastic book which should be mandatory reading
for anyone whose family comes >from Eastern Europe.
The book information is as follows:

"Life is With People: The Jewish Little-Town of Eastern
Europe" by Mark Zborowski and Elizabeth Herzog.
International Universities Press, Inc. New York. 1955.

Please e-mail me with any questions.

Paul W. Ginsburg
Sudilkov Online Landsmanshaft
http://www.sudilkov.com
Bethesda, MD


Ginsburg, Paul <GinsburgP@...>
 

I have read countless books on Eastern European
Jewish life and history and recently came across
a fantastic book which should be mandatory reading
for anyone whose family comes >from Eastern Europe.
The book information is as follows:

"Life is With People: The Jewish Little-Town of Eastern
Europe" by Mark Zborowski and Elizabeth Herzog.
International Universities Press, Inc. New York. 1955.

Please e-mail me with any questions.

Paul W. Ginsburg
Sudilkov Online Landsmanshaft
http://www.sudilkov.com
Bethesda, MD


Ida & Joseph Schwarcz <idayosef@...>
 

The book was criticized by Abraham Duker, alav hashalom, as completely
inaccurate. He wrote that if some anthropologist had written something
similar, based on Sholem Aleichem stories and the reminiscences of old
people, he would have been drummed out of the corps ( or words to that
effect, I read the review decades ago) Life is with People became the book
for students ignorant of live in Eastern Europe and was the "primary"source
for all kinds of articles written about Jews in the sixties.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Mazur, Allan [mailto:Mazur@rff.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 8:46 PM
To: Ukraine SIG
Subject: [ukraine] RE: GREAT BOOK on Eastern European Jewish Life

I believe "Fiddler on the Roof" was largely based on "Life is with People"
-- they share the same romanticized view of the shtetl.
Allan Mazur

-----Original Message-----
From: Ginsburg, Paul [mailto:GinsburgP@state.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 7:51 AM
Subject: [ukraine] GREAT BOOK on Eastern European Jewish Life

I have read countless books on Eastern European
Jewish life and history and recently came across
a fantastic book which should be mandatory reading
for anyone whose family comes >from Eastern Europe.
The book information is as follows:

"Life is With People: The Jewish Little-Town of Eastern
Europe" by Mark Zborowski and Elizabeth Herzog.
International Universities Press, Inc. New York. 1955.

Please e-mail me with any questions.

Paul W. Ginsburg
Sudilkov Online Landsmanshaft
http://www.sudilkov.com
Bethesda, MD


NFatouros@...
 

I haven't read Abraham's Duker's criticism of "Life is with People," but when
I read the book itself, I thought it was absurdly unrealistic, sentimental
and romantic. I have the same opinion of certain other "wishful thinking"
depictions of Eastern European shtetl life, including a book by [an] Abraham Heschel which I think is called "The Earth is the Lord's."

Naomi Fatouros (nee FELDMAN)
Bloomington, Indiana
NFatouros@aol.com
Researching: BELKOWSKY, Odessa, Berdichev; FELDMAN, Pinsk; SHUTZ, SCHUTZ,
Shcherets; LEVY, Mulhouse;SAS, Podwolochisk; RAPOPORT, Tarnopol.


Mazur, Allan <Mazur@...>
 

It WAS written by anthropologists -- based on interviews with people who had
once lived in shtetls but no longer were. It think it gets mixed reviews --
too romanticized but also capturing important features of the life.

Allan Mazur

-----Original Message-----
From: Ida & Joseph Schwarcz [mailto:idayosef@barak-online.net]
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 12:46 AM

The book was criticized by Abraham Duker, alav hashalom, as completely
inaccurate. He wrote that if some anthropologist had written something
similar, based on Sholem Aleichem stories and the reminiscences of old
people, he would have been drummed out of the corps ( or words to that
effect, I read the review decades ago) Life is with People became the book
for students ignorant of live in Eastern Europe and was the "primary"source
for all kinds of articles written about Jews in the sixties.
Ida Selavan Schwarcz
Arad, Israel

-----Original Message-----
From: Mazur, Allan [mailto:Mazur@rff.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 8:46 PM
Subject: [ukraine] RE: GREAT BOOK on Eastern European Jewish Life

I believe "Fiddler on the Roof" was largely based on "Life is with People"
-- they share the same romanticized view of the shtetl.
Allan Mazur

-----Original Message-----
From: Ginsburg, Paul [mailto:GinsburgP@state.gov]
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 7:51 AM
Subject: [ukraine] GREAT BOOK on Eastern European Jewish Life

I have read countless books on Eastern European
Jewish life and history and recently came across
a fantastic book which should be mandatory reading
for anyone whose family comes >from Eastern Europe....
The book information is as follows:

"Life is With People: The Jewish Little-Town of Eastern Europe"

Paul W. Ginsburg


BudElWood@...
 

I very much enjoyed the book Life Is With People, and I found numerous
passages which helped me to understand attitudes of family members, which I
had not been able to place in perspective within American social contexts.
Just wanted to add this difference of opinion, because others MIGHT enjoy and
learn >from this book, as I did.
Thanks for the air space.
Ellie May Shufro
Researching: KELLER, KALIKA, GLADSTON(E)

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KilgoreJ@...
 

I agree. In fact, I read it in a Judaic Studies class when I was in college.

Jennifer Kam
NYC