Jews of Borderlands: Smolensk Region. Moscow, 2018. 336 p.
This collection of essays came as a result of the field research conducted by Sefer Center and the Institute for Slavic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. These essays focus on ethnographic, epigraphic and archival studies of history of the Jewish community in Smolensk region of Russia. Scholars from Russia, the United States and Israel present a broad range of topics: religious and cultural life, demographics, legal and socioeconomic standing, relations between Jews and non-Jews. Encompassing the most up-to-date research on the topic, this volume is an achievement to be valued by historians, anthropologists, educators and any reader seeking to understand the historical and cultural developments in the Jewish community in the region.
Editor-in-chief Svetlana Amosova.
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Essay on Jewish History
Alexander Rogachevsky On the History of the Legal Status of Jews in the Smolensk Voivodeship: the Privilege for the Jews of Krasny of 1639 (From the Lithuanian Metrica)
Michael C. Hickey Demographic Aspects of the Jewish Population in Smolensk Province, 1870s–1914 (translation from English by V. Gerasimova)
Judeo-Christian Relations in Smolensk Region
Victoria Gerasimova Jews and Christians in Smolensk Region in the 18 – early 20 centuries: a diverse neighborhood
Eugene M. Avrutin Ritual Murder in a Russian Border Town (translation from English by I. Kopchenova)
Jewish Traditions and their Transformation in the Soviet Era
Maria Vyatchina, Anna Yudkina Memorialization of Holocaust in Smolensk region (1943–1990): actors, sites and commemorative practices
Jewish Cemetery in Smolensk Region