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The Resource Shush! : growing up Jewish under Stalin : a memoir, Emil Draitser

Shush! : growing up Jewish under Stalin : a memoir, Emil Draitser

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Shush! : growing up Jewish under Stalin : a memoir
Title
Shush!
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growing up Jewish under Stalin : a memoir
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Emil Draitser
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eng
Summary
"The old man wears a skullcap, and I m puzzled and secretly irritated: why declare to everybody that you re a Jew?" Growing up in Odessa in Soviet Ukraine in the post-Holocaust years, under Stalin, Draitser despises his Jewish identity. Mocked at school, he absorbs the virulent anti-Semitism. He hates Yiddish. Now a professor of Russian at Hunter College in New York, he looks back, blending historical overview with a present-tense narrative of how it feels to be a child taught to despise his culture. More than the commentary, the unforgettable drama--and the answer to the racism--is the celebration of Jewish family life and the richness of Yiddish, from the curse words to the endearments. Papa, a house-painter, is always looking for a famous Jew to celebrate. But the hero is Mama, labeled "dependent" on the official papers, but the true head of the family in their crammed one-roomed apartment, her cooking an expression of love, even when it seems excessive: "Take some more. It's good for you." Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews
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autobiography
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  • illustrations
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
Shush! : growing up Jewish under Stalin : a memoir, Emil Draitser
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Shush! : growing up Jewish under Stalin : a memoir, Emil Draitser
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt7zw52x
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
How I failed my motherland -- Fathers at war -- Path to paradise -- What's in a name! -- Black shawl -- Us against them -- I don't want to have relatives! -- Friends and enemies -- The girl of my dreams -- How they laugh in Odessa -- Papa and the Soviets -- A dependent -- Without declarations -- Who's who -- A strange orange -- Who are you? -- One Passover in Odessa -- On commissars, cosmopolites, and lightbulb inventors -- Them! -- No kith, no kin -- Grandpa Uri -- Missing Mikhoels -- Black on white -- Time like glass -- The death of Stalin
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1 online resource (xiii, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
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9780520942257
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