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Jews in Russia: a select bibliography of works in the British Library

The following list is a selection of material held by the British Library on the subject of Jews and Jewish studies in Russia. It is not a comprehensive listing. 

This is not a comprehensive listing and concentrates largely on publications of the 1990s. Further information about the British Library's holdings on this subject is available from the Slavonic and East European Collections and the Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections. (For information about holdings in the Asia, Pacific & Africa Collections, please visit the Asian & African Studies Reading Room, or contact the Hebrew Curators.)

In the following text, codes which appear in square brackets after references ([ZA.9.d.187]) indicate British Library shelfmarks.

General works

  • Baron, Salo W. The Russian Jew under tsars and soviets (New York: Macmillan; London: Collier Macmillan, 1976) [X.800/26009]


  • Beizer, Mikhail. The Jews of St. Petersburg: excursions through a noble past, translated by Michael Sherbourne, edited with an introduction and maps by Martin Gilbert (Philadelphia, Pa.: Jewish Publication Society, 1989) [YA.1996.b.6447]


  • Brym, Robert J. The Jews of Moscow, Kiev and Minsk: identity, antisemitism, emigration, with the assistance of Rozalina Ryvkina, editor Howard Spier (Basingstoke: Macmillan, in association with the Institute of Jewish Affairs, 1994) [YC.1995.a.1621]


  • Dokumenty po istorii i kul'ture evreev v arkhivakh Moskvy: putevoditel', nauchnye redaktory-sostaviteli: M.S. Kupovetskii, E.V. Starostin, Marek Veb (Moskva: Rossiiskii gos. gumanitarnyi universitet, 1997) [YA.1999.a.2550]


  • Dostoevskii, F. M. Evreiskii vopros, [redaktor V.I. Korchagin] (Moskva: Izdatel'stvo "Vitiaz'", 1995) [YA.1997.a.4852]


  • Dubnov, Semen Markovich. History of the Jews in Russia and Poland ... Translated from the Russian by I. Friedlaender, 3 vol. (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1916-20) [4516.aa.7]


  • Dudakov, S. Paradoksy i prichudy filosemitizma i antisemitizma v Rossii: ocherki (Moskva: Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi gumanitarnyi universitet, 2000) [YA.2000.a.34299]

  • Evrei v kul'ture russkogo zarubezh'ia: sbornik statei, publikatsii, memuarov i esse, sostavitel' Mikhail Parkhomovskii (Ierusalim: [b.i.], 1992-) [ZA.9.a.9007]


  • Evreiskaia emigratsiia v svete novykh dokumentov / pod redaktsiei B. Morozova (Tel Aviv: Ivrus, 1998) [YA.2001.a.9442]


  • Fishman, David E. Russia's first modern Jews: the Jews of Shklov (New York, London: New York University Press, 1995) [YC.1996.b.3910]


  • Friedlaender, Israel. The Jews of Russia and Poland: a bird's-eye view of their history and culture. With a map (New York; London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915) [04034.eee.68]


  • Gessen, IUlii. Istoriia evreiskogo naroda v Rossii (Moskva; Ierusalim: Evreiskii Universitet v Moskve, 1993) [YA.1997.a.13436]


  • Gorskie evrei: istoriia, etnografiia, kul'tura, sostavlenie i nauchnaia redaktsiia V. Dymshitsa; perevod s ivrita IU. Muradova; vstupitel'naia stat'ia M. Chlenova; pod obshchei redaktsiei I. Beguna (Ierusalim; Moskva: DAAT; Znanie, 1999) YA.2001.a.28579


  • Greenberg, Louis Stanley. The Jews in Russia (Vol. 2 edited by Mark Wischnitzer) [A reissue, in one volume; with a new foreword by Alfred Levin] 2 vol. (New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 1965) [Ac.2692.md/3] and [X.100/3449]


  • Greenberg, Louis. The Jews in Russia: the struggle for emancipation (New York: Schocken, 1976) [X.709/30770]


  • Hundert, Gershon David. The Jews in Poland and Russia: bibliographical essays (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984) [YA.1990.b.7466]


  • Istoriia evreev v Rossii: problemy istochnikovedeniia v istoriografii: sbornik nauchnykh trudov, otvetstvennyi redaktor: D.A. El'iashevich (Sankt-Peterburg: Peterburgskii evreiskii universitet, Institut issledovanii evreiskoi diaspory, 1993) [YA.1997.a.13417]


  • Jews and Jewish life in Russia and the Soviet Union, edited by Yaacov Ro'i (Cass, 1995) [YC.1995.a.3256]


  • Judge, Edward H. Easter in Kishinev: anatomy of a pogrom (New York; London: New York University Press, 1992) [YC.1994.b.272]


  • Pogroms: anti-Jewish violence in Russian history, edited by John D. Klier and Shlomo Lambroza (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992) [YC.1992.b.1790]


  • Selianinov, Aleksandr. Evrei v Rossii (Moskva: "Vitiaz'", 1995) [YA.1996.a.6629]


  • Shul'gin  V. V. "Chto nam v nikh ne nravitsia--": ob antisemitizme v Rossii (Moskva: "Russkaia kniga", 1994) [YA.1997.a.7564]


  • Slavic Judiaca Pamphlets, checklist no. 10; series:  Judaica serials and ephemera microfilmed under the Strengthening Research Library Resources Program (Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Library,  1981) [ORW.1991.a.2262  OIOC ]


  • Soblazn sotsializma: revoliutsiia v Rossii i evrei. Series: Issledovaniia noveishei russkoi istorii, no.12. General editor: A.I. Solzhenitsyn (Paris, Moscow: YMCA-Press, Russkii put', 1995) [X.0809/2072]


  • Soviet Jews: fact and fiction (Moscow: Novosti Press Agency, [1971?]) [X.208/5367]


  • Stanislawski, Michael. For whom do I toil?  Judah Leib Gordon and the crisis of Russian Jewry (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988) [YC.1989.b.8155]


  • Vasil'ev, A. Obzor dokumental'nykh istochnikov po istorii evreev v fondakh RGVIA [sostavitel' A. Vasil'ev] (Moskva: Ob-vo "Evreiskoe nasledie", 1994) [ZA.9.b.1966(2)]


  • Zhabotinskii, Vladimir. Evreiskoe vospitanie (Odessa: Knigoizdatel'stvo KadimaTip. Torg. Doma G. M. Levinson, 1905) [YA.1997.a.19543]

 Eighteenth & nineteenth centuries

  • Evrei v Rossiiskoi Imperii XVIII-XIX vekov: sbornik trudov evreiskikh istorikov [sostavitel', avtor vstupitel'noi stat'i i annotatsii, A. Lokshin (Moskva,  Ierusalim:  [Evreiskii universitet, Gesharim Press], 1995) [YA.1997.a.19455]


  • Klier, John D. Russia gathers her Jews: the origins of the "Jewish question" in Russia, 1772-1825 (DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 1986) [YA.1995.b.9015]


  •  Lederhendler, Eli. The road to modern Jewish politics: political tradition and political reconstruction in the Jewish community of tsarist Russia (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989) [YC.1990.a.5175]


  •  Lowe, Heinz-Dietrich. The tsars and the Jews:  reform, reaction, and anti-semitism in imperial Russia, 1772-1917 (Reading: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1993) [YA.1996.b.2930]


  • Rogger, Hans. Jewish policies and right-wing politics in Imperial Russia (London: Macmillan, in association with St. Anthony's College, Oxford, 1986) [YC.1986.a.2182]


  • Sistematicheskii ukazatel' literatury o evreiakh na russkom iazyke so vremeni vvedeniia grazhdanskago shrifta (1708 g.) po dekabr' 1889 g. (Cambridge: Oriental Research Partners, 1973) [X.809/28957]

 Nineteenth century

  • Aronson, I. Michael. Troubled waters: the origins of the 1881 anti-Jewish pogroms in Russia (Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990) [YA.1993.b.9613]


  • Byt' evreem v Rossii: materialy po istorii russkogo evreistva, 1880-1890-e gody, sostavlenie, zakliuchitel'naia stat'ia i kommentarii Nelli Portnovoi [YA.2000.a.42693]


  • Evrei v Rossii: XIX vek, vstup. stat'ia V. Kel'nera (Moskva: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2000)  [YA.2000.a.29212]


  • Haberer, Erich. Jews and revolution in nineteenth-century Russia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995) [YC.1995.b.5941]


  • Henderson, Ebenezer D.D. Biblical researches and travels in Russia, including a tour in the Crimea; and the passage of the Caucasus: with observations on the state of the Rabbinical and Karaite Jews, and the Mohammedan and Pagan tribes, inhabiting the southern provinces of the Russian Empire (London, 1826). [1048.k.28]


  • Levertov, Beatrice. Dreamers of Zion: sketches from Jewish life in pre-revolutionary Russia (London: S.P.C.K., [1931]) [04034.f.59/1]


  • Peled, Yoav. Class and ethnicity in the pale: the political economy of Jewish workers: nationalism in late Imperial Russia (London: Macmillan, 1989) [YC.1989.a.9607]


  • The persecution of the Jews in Russia, with a map of Russia; showing the pale of Jewish settlement, issued by the Russo-Jewish Committee of London (Reprinted) (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1897)[4516.df.5.]


  • Russkie liudi o evreiakh [A collection of extracts from official and unofficial sources relating to Jews in Russia], compiled by S.I. Rapoport (Sankt Peterburg, 1891) [The only known copy in existence] [C.114.e.1]


  • Sbornik materialov ob ekonomicheskom polozhenii evreev v Rossii. 2 vols. (S. Peterburg, 1904) [4033.i.16]

 Nineteenth & twentieth centuries

  • Deich, G. M. Arkhivnye dokumenty po istorii evreev v Rossii v XIX- nachale XX vv.: a research guide to materials on the history of Russian Jewry, 19th and early 20th centuries, in selected archives of the former Soviet Union (Moskva: Izdatel'stvo "Blagovest", [1994?]) [S.N.9/33(4)]


  • Gitelman, Zvi Y. A century of ambivalence: the Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union, 1881 to the present (London: Viking, 1988) [LB.31.c.746]


  • Kniga o russkom evreistve: ot 1860-kh godov do revoliutsii 1917 g. (New York: Soiuz russkikh evreev, 1960) [YA.2001.a.5107]


  • Levitats, Isaac. The Jewish Community in Russia, 1844-1917 (Jerusalem: Posner, [1981]) [X.200/41053]


  • Pudalov, Boris Moiseevich. Evrei v Nizhnem Novgorode (XIX-nachalo XX veka) (Nizhnii Novgorod: Nizhegorodskii gumanitarnyi tsentr, 1998) [YA.2001.a.33310]


  • Taina Izrailia: "evreiskii vopros" v russkoi religioznoi mysli kontsa XIX-pervoi poloviny XX vv.  [sostavlenie, primechaniia Boikova V.F.] (Sankt-Peterburg: "Sofiia", 1993) [YA.1997.a.13479]


  • Wolf, Lucien. The legal sufferings of the Jews in Russia: a survey of their present situation and a summary of laws, edited by L. Wolf, with an introduction by Professor A. V. Dicey (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1912) [4515.dd.30.]

 Twentieth century

  • Dennen, Leon. Where the Ghetto ends: Jews in Soviet Russia (New York: Alfred H. King, [1934]) [04033.g.74.]


  • Evrei i russkaia revoliutsiia: materialy i issledovaniia, edited and compiled by O.V. Budnitskii (Moskva; Ierusalim: Gerashim, 1999) [YA.1999.a.10135]


  • Gassenschmidt, Christoph. Jewish liberal politics in tsarist Russia, 1900-14: the modernization of Russian Jewry (Basingstoke: Macmillan, in association with St Antony's College, Oxford, 1995) [YC.1995.a.2704]


  • Honig, Samuel. From Poland to Russia and back, 1939-1946: surviving the Holocaust in the Soviet Union (Windsor, Ont.: Black Moss Press, 1996) [YA.1998.a.9514]


  • Jews in Eastern Poland and the USSR, 1939-46, edited by Norman Davies and Antony Polonsky (Basingstoke: Macmillan, in association with the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, 1991) [YC.1992.a.124]


  • Kagan, Mikaella. Evreiskaia emigratsiia iz byvshego SSSR v SShA: obzor izmenenii za 70-90-e gody (Moskva: Institut etnologii i antropologii RAN, 1996)  [YA.2000.b.3781]


  • Kochan, Lionel. The Jews in Soviet Russia since 1917, edited by Lionel Kochan. 2nd ed. (London: Oxford University Press, for the Institute of Jewish Affairs, 1972) [X.809/15200]


  • Kostyrchenko  G. Out of the red shadows: anti-semitism in Stalin's Russia (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1995) [YC.1996.b.6717]


  • Kuts, Vladimir. Poedinok s sud'boi, izd. 2, dop. (Moskva: RIO Uprpoligrafizdata Administratsii Moskovkoi oblasti, 1999) [YA.2000.a.35744]


  • Lustiger, Arno. Rotbuch: Stalin und die Juden: die tragische Geschichte des Jüdischen Antifaschistischen Komitees und der sowjetischen Juden (Berlin: Aufbau Taschenbuch, 2000, c1998)  [YA.2001.a.15051]


  • Nitoburg, Eduard Lvovich. Evrei v Amerike na iskhode XX veka (Moskva: Choro, 1996) [YA.2000.a.39495]


  • Pinkus, Benjamin. The Jews of the Soviet Union: the history of a national minority (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988) [YH.1989.b.145]


  • The Russian Jews in the War (Jewish Fund for Soviet Russia: London, [1944]) [9136.ff.37.]


  • Quigley, John. Flight into the maelstrom: Soviet immigration to Israel and Middle East peace (Reading: Ithaca, 1997) [YC.1998.b.872]


  • Sawyer, Thomas E. The Jewish minority in the Soviet Union (Boulder:  Westview Press; Folkestone: Dawson, 1979) [X.800/28120]


  • Shindler, Colin. Exit visa: detente, human rights and the Jewish emigration movement in the USSR (London: Bachman and Turner, 1978) [X.809/44299]


  • Weinberg, Robert. Stalin's forgotten Zion: Birobidzhan and the making of a Soviet Jewish homeland: an illustrated history, 1928-1996 (Berkeley, Calif.; London: University of California Press, 1998) [YC.1998.b.3800]

 Journals and periodicals

  • Ivask, U. G. Evreiskaia periodicheskaia pechat' v Rossii ([Israel]: [b.i.], [1987]) [YA.1991.a.12100]


  • Jews and Slavs, edited by Wolf Moskovitch, Shmuel Schvarzband, Anatoly Alekseev (Jerusalem: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Center for Slavic languages and literatures, 1993-) [ZA.9.a.11431]


  • The journal of the academic proceedings of Soviet Jewry, Vol.1, no.1- (London: Henry Stewart Publications, 1986-) [ZC.9.a.1325]


  • Judaica Rossica, vyp.1- (Moskva: Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi gumanitarnyi universitet, TSentr bibleistiki i iudaistiki, 2001-) [ZA.9.a.11510]


  • Orbach, Alexander. New voices of Russian Jewry: a study of the Russian-Jewish press of Odessa in the era of the great reforms 1860-1871 (Leiden: Brill, 1980) [X.800/31663]


  • Vestnik Evreiskogo universiteta v Moskve, No. 1 (1992)- (Moskva; Ierusalim: Jewish University in Moscow, 1992-) [ZA.9.a.7216]

 

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