Guest Speakers:
Professors Natalia Aleksiun and Glenn Dynner

August 19, 2020

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  1. Eliyana Adler, “Educational options for Jewish girls in nineteenth-century Europe”, Polin; Studies in Polish Jewry 15 (2002), pp. 301-310
  2. Natalia Aleksiun, “Crossing the Line: Violence against Jewish Women and the New Model of Antisemitism in Poland in the 1930s”, Jewish History 33 (2020), pp. 133-62
  3. Natalia Aleksiun, “Female, Jewish, Educated, and Writing Polish Jewish History”, in Polin (2016), vol. 29, Writing Jewish History in Eastern Europe, pp. 195-216
  4. “Daily Survival. Social History of Jews in Family Bunkers in Eastern Galicia”, Lessons and Legacies. New Directions in Holocaust Research and Education, vol. 12, ed. Wendy Lower and Lauren Faulkner Rossi, pp. 304-331 || AVAILABLE HERE
  5. Gershon Bacon, “The Missing 52 Percent: Research on Jewish Women in Interwar Poland and Its Implications for Holocaust Studies” in Dalia Ofer and Lenore Weitzman, eds., Women in the Holocaust (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998)
  6. Elissa Bemporad and Glenn Dynner, “Introduction: Jewish History in Modern Eastern and East Central Europe”, Jewish History 33 (2020), pp. 1-6 || AVAILABLE HERE
  7. Ela Bauer, “From the salons to the street : the development of a Jewish public sphere in Warsaw at the end of the 19th century.”, Jahrbuch des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts 7 (2008), pp. 143-159
  8. Glenn Dynner, “Those Who Stayed: Women and Jewish Traditionalism in East Central Europe”, New Directions in the History of the Jews in the Polish Lands, ed. Antony Polonsky, Hanna Wegrzynek, and Andrzej Zbikowski (Boston, 2018), pp. 295–312 || AVAILABLE HERE
  9. Daniel Heller, Jabotinsky’s Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism (Princeton NJ, 2017)
  10. Paula Hyman, Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995)
  11. Tsippi Kauffman, “Outside the Natural Order: Temerl the Female Hasid”, Studia Judaica 19 (2016), pp. 87-109
  12. Joanna Lisek, “‘To Write? What’s This Torture For?’ Bronia Baum’s Manuscripts as Testimony to the Formation of a Write, Activist, and Journalist”, Jewish History 33 (2020), pp. 61–113
  13. Joanna Lisek, “Feminist discourse in women’s Yiddish press in Poland.”, PaRDeS; Zeitschrift der Vereinigung für Jüdische Studien 16 (2010), pp. 92-116
  14. Rachel Manekin, “From Anna Kluger to Sarah Schenirer: Women’s Education in Kraków and Its Discontents”, Jewish History 33 (March 2020), no. 1-2, pp. 29-59 || AVAILABLE HERE
  15. Rachel Manekin, The Rebellion of the Daughters (Princeton, NJ, 2020) || AVAILABLE HERE
  16. “The lost generation: education and female conversion in  “fin-de-siècle” Kraków”, Polin; Studies in Polish Jewry 18 (2005), pp. 189-219
  17. Eva Plach, “Introducing Miss Judaea 1929: the politics of beauty, race, and Zionism in inter-war Poland”, Polin; Studies in Polish Jewry 20 (2008), pp. 368-391
  18. Ada Rapoport-Albert, “On Women and Hasidism: S. A. Horodecky and the Maid of Ludmir Tradition,” in Jewish History: Essays in Honour of Chimen Abramsky, eds. Steven Zipperstein and Ada Rapoport-Albert (London, 1988),  pp. 495-525
  19. Moshe Rosman, “The History of Jewish Women in Early Modern Poland: An Assessment,” in Freeze, et al., Polin 18, pp. 39-40
  20. Naomi Seidman, Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition (Liverpool: Littman Library, 2019)
  21. Karolina Szymaniak, ”On the ice floe: Rachel Auerbach – the life of a Yiddishist intellectual in early twentieth century Poland,” Catastrophe and Utopia (2018), pp. 304-351
  22. Chava Weissler, Voices of the Matriarchs: Listening to the Prayers of Early Modern Jewish Women (Boston, 1998)


  1. Hinde Bergner, On Long Winter Nights: Memoirs of a Jewish Family in a Galician Township, 1870-1900 (Harvard Center for Jewish Studies)

  2. Gusta Draenger, Justyna’s Narrative, ed. Eli Pfefferkorn and David Hirsch (MA: University of Massachusetts, 1996)

  3. Puah Rakovsky, My life as a Radical Jewish Woman, ed., Paula Hyman (Bloomington, IA: Indiana University Press, 2008)

  4. Malka Shapiro, The Rebbe’s Daughter: Memoir of a Hasidic Childhood, tr. Nehemia Polen (Philadelphia: JPS, 2002)


  1. The Dybbuk directed by Michal Waszynski (1937)
  2. Ida directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (2013)
  3. Yidl Mitn Fidl directed by Joseph Green and Jan Nowina-Przybylski (1936)

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