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Contains personal memoirs interspersed with historical information. Schoenfeld was born in 1895 in Snyatyn, Eastern Galicia. Recollects Jewish life in Snyatyn under the rule of Franz Josef, and his service in the Austrian Army during World War I. With the end of the war, antisemitism increased throughout Central and Eastern Europe. The restoration of the Polish Republic, the civil war in Ukraine, and the wars to define the state borders of Poland brought about anti-Jewish pogroms with thousands of victims. Antisemitism marked the whole interwar period of Polish independence. (From the Bibliography of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism)

Title [Shtetl memoirs] : Jewish life in Galicia under the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in the reborn Poland 1898-1939 / by Joachim Schönfeld
foreword by Michael Marrus.
Additional Titles Jewish life in Galicia under the Austro-Hungarian empire
Publisher Hoboken, N.J : Ktav Pub. House
Creation Date c1985
Format xxi, 253 pages : ill., ports
24 cm.
Language English
Identifier ISBN0881250759
System Number 990004127180205171

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