A prayer for the government : Ukrainians and Jews in revolutionary times, 1917-1920
Discusses the experiment in Jewish autonomy in Ukraine that began with the February democratic revolution in Russia, showing how common interests between Ukrainians and Jews, especially intellectuals, led to political rights for Jews. However, the experiment was a disastrous failure. One of the reasons was the failure to stem extensive pogroms in Ukraine. In contrast to the traditional post-1927 view that has considered the Ukrainian government as the instigator of most of the pogroms, concludes that Petlyura was responsible, by default, for not doing enough to stop the hooligans, while Jewish political leaders bore some responsibility for failure to agree on Jewish self-defense. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)
Print Book, English, 1999
Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1999
xix, 255 pages : illustrations, 2 maps ; 23 cm.
9780916458881, 9780916458874, 0916458881, 0916458873