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Originally published in 1997, Bacskai's powerful ethnography portrays the political, religious, and individual forces that came to bear on the Orthodox Jewish tradition as it struggled to survive in the aftermath of the Holocaust in Hungary. Jews who returned to their homes eagerly reestablished their close-knit community lives. However, they were regularly greeted with hostility and faced daily prejudice. Following the fall of Hungarian democracy, the number of Orthodox Jewish congregations dramatically decreased. Those who remained struggled to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. It is these individuals, the bearers of the Orthodox Jewish tradition, whom Bacskai celebrates and gives voice to in One Step toward Jerusalem. Through detailed interviews and intimate profiles, Bacskai narrates the individual stories of survival and the collective narratives of Jews struggling to maintain a community despite significant resistance--back cover.

Title One step toward Jerusalem : oral histories of Orthodox Jews in Stalinist Hungary / Sándor Bacskai
translated from the Hungarian by Eva Maria Thury.
Additional Titles Egy lépés Jeruzsálem felé. English
Edition First edition.
Co-Author Thury, Eva M. (translator)
Publisher Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press
Creation Date 2018
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-220) and indexes.
Series Modern Jewish history
Format xxvii, 235 pages : illustrations, maps
24 cm.
Language English
Copyright Date ©2018
Identifier ISBN9780815635437
System Number 990041064290205171

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