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Conflicts across the Atlantic. Essays on Polish-Jewish relations in the United States during World War I and in the interwar years

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ISBN: 83-7188-682-9
Description: 263 pages, photographs
Condition: very good
Weight: 385g.


Andrzej Kapiszewski, Conflicts across the Atlantic. Essays on Polish-Jewish relations in the United States during World War I and in the interwar years, Krakow 2004


Early Polish-Jewish relations in America. Growing tensions at the beginning of the 20th century
Polish-Jewish conflicts at the beginning of World War I
Controversial reports on the situation of Jews in Poland in the aftermath of World War I: The conflict between the US Ambassador in Warsaw and American Jewish leaders
- Reactions of Jews and Poles in America to news about pogroms in the Polish territories during the Paris Peace Conference
- Hugh Gibson reports on the situation of Jews in Poland
- Controversies created by Gibson's reports: the criticism of American Jewish leaders
- The Morgenthau Commission and its findings
- Gibson's continued criticism of Jewish anti-Polish campaigns
Polish-Jewish tensions during the final stage of the Paris Peace Conference. Milwaukee case study
The Federation of Polish Jews in America in Polish-Jewish relations, 1924-1939
Mutual accusations. Selected issues in Polish-Jewish relations in the years 1918-1939
- Controversies over pogroms
- Reactions to Jewish immigration to the US after World War I
- Jewish emigration from Poland as a political issue
- Problems with economic assistance to Poland.
- Jewish American views on the legal and economic situation of Jews in Poland
- Condemnation of anti-Semitic excesses in Polish universities
- The situation in Poland in the 1930s
Worse than in Germany?
- Appeals of the American Jewish Congress to the US authorities
"Interwar Poland: Good for the Jews or bad for the Jews?"
Annex. The size of Jewish emigration from Poland to the United States


Polish-Jewish relations in the 19th and 20th centuries were not limited to the Polish territories. They also took place in the United States
between sizeable groups of Polish and Jew?ish immigrants, and between these immigrants and their national groups back in Poland.
Relations between Poles and Jews in the United States were very intricate. They were characterized by conflict and cooperation at the same time. They were shaped both by attitudes and behaviors brought to the New World from Europe and by new developments in America. They were also constantly influenced by news coming from the Polish territories. There were organiza?tions and individuals on both sides which successfully worked together, maintained business relations and/or friendly contacts. There were Jews supporting the strug?gle for Polish independence and, later, the newly-established Polish state. There were Poles worried by the atrocities that Jews experienced during the World War I and by their fate in the post-Versailles future. There were Poles and Jews cooperating closely in the American trade unions and socialist organizations. At the same time, negative stereotypes of Jews were often popular among Poles. Moreover, members of both groups retained memories of unfriendly actions believed to have been undertaken by the other side. Numerous members of both groups perceived the other side as an enemy who impeded or even made the realizations of certain goals of their groups impossible, goals often perceived as most...