Jewish City or Inferno of Russian Israel?

A History of the Jews in Kiev before February 1917

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Victoria Khiterer
Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and Their Legacy
  • Brighton, MA: 
    Academic Studies Press
    , March
     492 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


This book describes the history of Jews in Kiev from the tenth century to the February 1917 Revolution. At the turn of the twentieth century, the Kiev Jewish community was one of the largest and wealthiest in the Russian Empire. This book illuminates the major processes and events in Kievan Jewish history, including the creation of the Jewish community, the expulsions of Jews from the city, government persecution and Jewish pogroms, the Beilis Affair, the participation of Jews in the political, economic, and cultural life of Kiev, and their contribution to the development of the city.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Victoria Khiterer is Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide at Millersville University, PA. She is the author and editor of five books and over eighty articles in Russian and Eastern European Jewish History.



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