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Title:Shush! Growing Up Jewish under Stalin: A Memoir
Price:AUD$30.00 (about USD$22.70)
ISBN:9780520254466
Item ID:P002-4263
Quantity:1
Publisher:University of California Press, USA, 2008
Edition:First
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Very Good
University of California Press, 2008, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 301 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. Many years after making his way to America from Odessa in Soviet Ukraine, Emil Draitser made a startling discovery: every time he uttered the word "Jewish"-even in casual conversation-he lowered his voice. This behavior was a natural by-product, he realized, of growing up in the anti-Semitic, post-Holocaust Soviet Union, when "Shush!" was the most frequent word he heard: "Don't use your Jewish name in public. Don't speak a word of Yiddish. And don't cry over your murdered relatives." This compelling memoir conveys the reader back to Draitser's childhood and provides a unique account of midtwentieth-century life in Russia as the young Draitser struggles to reconcile the harsh values of Soviet society with the values of his working-class Jewish family. Lively, evocative, and rich with humor, this unforgettable story ends with the death of Stalin and, through life stories of the author's ancestors, presents a sweeping panorama of two centuries of Jewish history in Russia. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780520254466. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4263.
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