Jewish Culture in the USSR and Eastern Europe Before and since the Holocaust

By Zvi Gltelman

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1984

The rise of the Bolshevik regime and its occupation of Eastern Europe after World War II had many influences on Jewish culture. Most importantly, it led to the development of Sovietized Yiddish culture. The article presents the demographic and political setting of Jewish culture in the USSR and Eastern Europe since that period and up to today. It deals with both official publications and unofficial Jewish cultural activity. The author reviews possible ways to assist Jewish culture revivification in those areas in the near future.

Topic: Culture, Renewal and Renaissance, Education, Yiddish, Outreach, Identity Formation

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Eastern Europe , USSR

Identifier: 84-BD-09

Language: English

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