The Jewish Experience of the First World War

Editors: Madigan, Edward, Reuveni, Gideon (Eds.)

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  • Highlights the First World War as an overlooked watershed moment in modern Jewish history
  • Offers chapters on a very diverse range of communities and individuals, from Italian-Jewish women to Anglo-Jewish servicemen
  • Presents the work of a unique group of international scholars working in Israel, Austria, Italy, Germany, Britain and the US
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This book explores the variety of social and political phenomena that combined to the make the First World War a key turning point in the Jewish experience of the twentieth century. Just decades after the experience of intense persecution and struggle for recognition that marked the end of the nineteenth century, Jewish men and women across the globe found themselves drawn into a conflict of unprecedented violence and destruction. The frenzied military, social, and cultural mobilisation of European societies between 1914 and 1918, along with the outbreak of revolution in Russia and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East had a profound impact on Jewish communities worldwide. The First World War thus constitutes a seminal but surprisingly under-researched moment in the evolution of modern Jewish history. The essays gathered together in this ground-breaking volume explore the ways in which Jewish communities across Europe and the wider world experienced, interpreted and remembered the ‘war to end all wars’.

About the authors

Edward Madigan is Lecturer in Public History and First World War Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
Gideon Reuveni is Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. His most recent book publication is Consumer Culture and the Making of Jewish Identity (2017), which won the National Jewish Book award in 2018.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The First World War and the Jews

    Pages 1-16

    Reuveni, Gideon (et al.)

  • Between Light and Darkness: Jewish Education in Time of War

    Pages 19-42

    Siegel, Björn

  • Eastern Promises: Jewish Germans in the German Administration of Eastern Europe During the Great War

    Pages 43-66

    Nielsen, Philipp

  • Bread, Butter and Education: The Yiddishist Movements in Poland, 1914–1916

    Pages 67-84

    Zohar, Emma

  • War and Nationalism in Palestine: The Jewish Migration Committee in the Galilee During the First World War

    Pages 85-109

    Yankelevitch, Esther

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Jewish Experience of the First World War
Editors
  • Edward Madigan
  • Gideon Reuveni
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54896-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54896-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54895-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 342
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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