« An Ideological Suitcase Ripe for Stuffing: How the Soviet Jew was made »

Article publié le 24 February 2023

21 February 2023 at the University of Michigan, USA

Sasha Senderovich presents his new book How the Soviet Jew was Made (Harvard University Press, 2022). In it, the scholar analyses how Russian and Yiddish literature and film attempted to recast the Soviet Jew as a new cultural figure in the aftermath of the 1917 revolution. In particular, it looks at the upheavals of a country in the midst of change, allowing the inhabitants of the shtetls to integrate the big cities and participate in the new model of society. And to see how the arts and letters represented these incarnations.