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Everyday Zionism in East-Central Europe: Nation-Building in War and Revolution, 1914-1920

Jan Rybak

Abstract

Everyday Zionism in East-Central Europe examines Zionist activism during the years of war, occupation, revolution, the collapse of empires and the formation of nation states in the years 1914 to 1920. Before the background of the Great War, its brutal aftermath and consequent violence, the day-to-day encounters between Zionist activists and the Jewish communities in the region gave the movement credibility, allowed it to win support, and to establish itself as a leading force in Jewish political and social life for decades to come. Through activists’ efforts, Zionism came to mean something new ... More

Keywords: Zionism, Jewish nationalism, First World War, nation-building, Jews in Eastern Europe, transnationalism, European Revolution, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, national autonomy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780192897459
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780192897459.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Rybak, author
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of York, UK