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HISTORY 229A. Nationhood and Belonging: Poles and Jews. 3 Units.

Examines changing conceptions of nationhood in Poland, late-19th century to present, with focus on place of Jews in Polish society. What conditions fostered the early political sense of the nation? Why was it replaced with integral nationalism, and for some, fascism? How did Jews relate to their homeland? Emphasis on post-1918 history: impact of independence, Great Depression, West European fascism, World War II, imposition of communist rule, and collapse of the Soviet Bloc. Considers current Polish-Jewish relations.
Same as: HISTORY 329A, JEWISHST 289A, JEWISHST 389A