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The enemy at his pleasure : a journey through the Jewish pale of settlement during World War I / S. Ansky ; edited and translated by Joachim Neugroschel.

An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 (Author). Neugroschel, Joachim. (Added Author).

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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 940.3089 ANS (Text) 31951003785562 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780805059441
  • ISBN: 080505944X
  • Physical Description: xvii, 327 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "In late 1914, S. Ansky, the influential Jewish-Russian journalist, playwright, and politician, received a commission: to organize desperately needed relief for Jews on the borderlands, who were caught between the warring armies of Russia, Germany, and the Austrian Empire. Thus began an extraordinary four-year journey through the Pale of Settlement, the border region to which Russian czars had long restricted Jesish residency and the site of much of the fighting on the Eastern Front. This journey was meticulously documented by Ansky, a peerless witness of his time. In daily accounts, Ansky details his struggles: to raise funds; to lobby and bribe at the tsar's court; to procure and transport food, medicine, and money to the ravaged Jewish towns, which, in the course of the war, were conquered and reconquered by Cossacks, Germans, Polish mercenaries, and Russian revolutionaries. Ansky depicts scenes of devastation-convoys of refugees, towns looted and burned to the ground, villagers taken hostage and raped, prey to all comers. Speaking to maids and ministers, farmers and recruits, doctors and profiteers, Ansky hears and sees it all, as the tsar's army disintegrates and the winds of revolution sweep across the land. -- Book jacket.
Subject: An-Ski, S., 1863-1920
Jews > Persecutions > Poland.
Jews > Persecutions > Russia.
World War, 1914-1918 > Jews > Poland.
World War, 1914-1918 > Jews > Russia.
Poland > Ethnic relations.
Russia > Ethnic relations.

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