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The Resource 1915 diary of S. An-sky : a Russian Jewish writer at the Eastern front, S.A. An-sky ; translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Polly Zavadivker, (electronic resource)

1915 diary of S. An-sky : a Russian Jewish writer at the Eastern front, S.A. An-sky ; translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Polly Zavadivker, (electronic resource)

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1915 diary of S. An-sky : a Russian Jewish writer at the Eastern front
Title
1915 diary of S. An-sky
Title remainder
a Russian Jewish writer at the Eastern front
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S.A. An-sky ; translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Polly Zavadivker
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eng
Summary
  • S. An-sky was by the time of the First World War a well-known writer, a longtime revolutionary, and an ethnographer who pioneered the collection of Jewish folklore in Russia's Pale of Settlement. In 1915, An-sky took on the assignment of providing aid and relief to Jewish civilians trapped under Russian military occupation in Galicia. As he made his way through the shtetls there, close to the Austrian frontlines, he kept a diary of his encounters and impressions, written in Russian. His diary entries present a detailed reflection of his daily experiences. He describes conversations with wounded soldiers in hospitals, fellow Russian and Jewish aid workers, Russian military and civilian authorities, and Jewish civilians in Galicia and parts of the Pale. Although most of his diaries were lost, two fragments survived and are preserved in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art. Translated and annotated here by Polly Zavadivker, these fragments convey An-sky's vivid firsthand descriptions of civilian and military life in wartime. He recorded the brutality and violence against the civilian population, the complexities of interethnic relations, the practices and limitations of philanthropy and medical care, Russification policies, and antisemitism. In the late 1910s, An-sky used his diaries as raw material for a lengthy memoir in Yiddish published under the title The Destruction of Galicia
  • S. An-sky was by the time of the First World War a well-known writer, a longtime revolutionary, and an ethnographer who pioneered the collection of Jewish folklore in Russia's Pale of Settlement. In 1915, An-sky took on the assignment of providing aid and relief to Jewish civilians trapped under Russian military occupation in Galicia. As he made his way through the shtetls there, close to the Austrian frontlines, he kept a diary of his encounters and impressions, written in Russian. His diary entries present a detailed reflection of his daily experiences. He describes conversations with wounded soldiers in hospitals, fellow Russian and Jewish aid workers, Russian military and civilian authorities, and Jewish civilians in Galicia and parts of the Pale. Although most of his diaries were lost, two fragments survived and are preserved in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art. Translated and annotated here by Polly Zavadivker, these fragments convey An-sky's vivid firsthand descriptions of civilian and military life in wartime. He recorded the brutality and violence against the civilian population, the complexities of interethnic relations, the practices and limitations of philanthropy and medical care, Russification policies, and antisemitism. In the late 1910s, An-sky used his diaries as raw material for a lengthy memoir in Yiddish published under the title The Destruction of Galicia
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MdBmJHUP
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1863-1920
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An-Ski, S.
Dewey number
839/.18309
LC call number
PJ5129.R3
LC item number
Z46 2016
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  • Project Muse
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  • An-Ski, S
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Jews
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1915 diary of S. An-sky : a Russian Jewish writer at the Eastern front, S.A. An-sky ; translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Polly Zavadivker, (electronic resource)
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Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- S. An-sky's 1915 diary -- 1. Winter 1915 : Galicia -- 2. Fall 1915 : Petrograd
  • Introduction -- S. An-sky's 1915 diary -- 1. Winter 1915 : Galicia -- 2. Fall 1915 : Petrograd
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OCM1bookssj0001629979
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unknown
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1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 187 pages) :)
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780253020451
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(print)
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illustrations, portraits
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001629979
Label
1915 diary of S. An-sky : a Russian Jewish writer at the Eastern front, S.A. An-sky ; translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Polly Zavadivker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction -- S. An-sky's 1915 diary -- 1. Winter 1915 : Galicia -- 2. Fall 1915 : Petrograd
  • Introduction -- S. An-sky's 1915 diary -- 1. Winter 1915 : Galicia -- 2. Fall 1915 : Petrograd
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001629979
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (xii, 187 pages) :)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780253020451
Isbn Type
(print)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001629979

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