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The Image of Polish Jewry Between the Two World Wars

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Curriculum Unit

THE IMAGE OF POLISH JEWRY BETWEEN
THE TWO WORLD WARS
1919-1939

Jewish Political Parties and Movements
Zionists — Haredim — The Bund

Pilot Edition
(Teacher’s Guide)

by Ephraim Kaye

Cover photo: Roman Vishniac, A Vanished World, Nalewki St.,
Jewish Quarter of Warsaw — 1938


CONTENTS

Goals and Phases of the Unit 1
Preface 4
Phase — Introduction to the Unit

  • Jewish Demography in 1933
    1. Map 1 — Europe Between the World Wars
    2. Table I — Jewish Demography, 1933
  • Centralization of Jews in Polish Cities
    1. Map 2 — Poland in the Interwar Period
    2. Table II (Parts A and B) — Jews in the Cities of Poland
  • Sources of Livelihood of Polish Jews
    Table III — Sources of Income of Polish Jews
    Phase II — History of Poland and Polish Jewry in the Interwar Period 17
    Phase III — History of Jewish Political Parties in

Poland during the Interwar Period

  • Zionists General Zionists
    Poalei Zion — Hitahdut
    (Zionist Labor Movement)
    The Revisionists
    Mizrachi –The Religious Zionists
  • The Haredim (“Ultraorthodox”) — Agadath Israel
  • The Bund
  • The Assimilationists

Summary Table on Political Parties — for the Teacher 42

Phase IV: Source Material on Jewish Political Parties in Interwar Poland (Including Worksheet)

  1. Zionists
    General Zionists
    Poalei Zion — Hitahdut
    The Revisionists
    Mizrachi — The Religious Zionists
  2. Agudath Israel
  3. The Bund
  4. The Assimilationists

Summary Table on the Jewish Problem in Poland and the Solutions Offered by Each Party

Phase V — Discussion 75
Summary of the Unit 81
Bibliography 86
Endnotes 87