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An Unchosen People

Jewish Political Reckoning in Interwar Poland

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674245105

Publication Date: 12/14/2021


400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

13 photos, 1 map


  • Note on Transliteration and Translation
  • Map: Poland, 1923–1937
  • Introduction: Unchosen Times, Unchosen Conditions
  • 1. Futurelessness and the Jewish Question
  • 2. Toward a Politics of Doubt and Exit
  • 3. Minorityhood and the Limits of Culture
  • 4. Antisemitism, Nationalism, Eliminationism
  • 5. From Ideology to Inquiry
  • 6. Palestine as Possibility
  • 7. Reason, Exit, and Postcommunal Triage
  • Conclusion: “With a Cruel Logic”
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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