The Home that Never Was: Rethinking Space and Memory in Late Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Jewish History

Autor(en): Wolff, Frank
Stichwörter: American history; autobiographies; Business & Economics; East European history; General Jewish Labor Bund; History; History Of Social Sciences; Industrial Relations & Labor; Jewish memory; Jewish spaces; mythscapes; quantitative analysis; Social Sciences - Other Topics; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; Yiddish literature
Erscheinungsdatum: 2013
Herausgeber: GESIS LEIBNIZ INST SOCIAL SCIENCES
Journal: HISTORICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH-HISTORISCHE SOZIALFORSCHUNG
Volumen: 38
Ausgabe: 3, SI
Startseite: 197
Seitenende: 215
Zusammenfassung: 
Recent research on Jewish migration and ``Jewish spaces'' usually asks for the relevance of ``Jewish spaces'' in Jewish life. This article looks the other way and examines how the changing conditions of Jewish life altered emigrant's perceptions of their ``old home'' in East Europe. It argues that in Jewish memory East Europe functioned as a mythscape which changed from a repressive and revolutionary over a progressive to the lost ``old home''. As a result the article calls to more carefully historicize processes of Jewish memory and spatial semantics as expressions of relations between conflicting groups.
ISSN: 01726404

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