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Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

by Lilya Kaganovsky & Masha Salazkina Indiana University Press (March 07, 2014)

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative...


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945: Ghettos in German-Occupied Eastern Europe

by Martin Dean, Geoffrey P. Megargee & Christopher R. Browning Indiana University Press (May 04, 2012)

This volume offers a comprehensive account of how the Nazis conducted the Holocaust throughout the scattered towns and villages of Poland and the Soviet Union. It covers more than 1,150 sites, including both...


The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust

by Karen Auerbach Indiana University Press (June 13, 2013)

In a turn-of-the-century, once elegant building at 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue in the center of Warsaw, 10 Jewish families began reconstructing their lives after the Holocaust. While most surviving Polish Jews were...


Loyal Unto Death: Trust and Terror in Revolutionary Macedonia

by Keith Brown Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

The underground Macedonian Revolutionary Organization recruited and mobilized over 20,000 supporters to take up arms against the Ottoman Empire between 1893 and 1903. Challenging conventional wisdom about the...


Birth of Democratic Citizenship

by Maria Bucur & Mihaela Miroiu Indiana University Press (October 01, 2018)

What is it like to be a woman living through the transition from communism to democracy? What effect does this have on a woman’s daily life, on her concept of herself, her family, and her community? Birth...


Soviet Religious Policy in Estonia and Latvia

by Robert F. Goeckel Indiana University Press (August 03, 2018)

Soviet Religious Policy in Estonia and Latvia considers what impact Western religious culture had on Soviet religious policy. While Russia was a predominantly Orthodox country, Baltic states annexed after WWII,...


Dystopia's Provocateurs

by Edyta Materka Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

Toward the end of the Second World War, Poland’s annexation of eastern German lands precipitated one of the largest demographic upheavals in European history. Edyta Materka travels to her native village in...


The Operation Reinhard Death Camps, Revised and Expanded Edition

by Yitzhak Arad Indiana University Press (June 20, 2018)

Under the code name Operation Reinhard, more than one and a half million Jews were murdered between 1942 and 1943 in the concentration camps of Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka, located in Nazi-occupied Poland....


Long Awaited West

by Stefano Bottoni & Sean Lambert Indiana University Press (October 06, 2017)

What is Eastern Europe and why is it so culturally and politically separate from the rest of Europe? In Long Awaited West, Stefano Bottoni considers what binds these countries together in an increasingly globalized...


A History of Women in Russia: From Earliest Times to the Present

by Barbara Evans Clements Indiana University Press (June 29, 2012)

Synthesizing several decades of scholarship by historians East and West, Barbara Evans Clements traces the major developments in the history of women in Russia and their impact on the history of the nation....


Russia's People of Empire: Life Stories from Eurasia, 1500 to the Present

by Edited by Stephen M. Norris and Willard Sunderland Indiana University Press (July 11, 2012)

A fundamental dimension of the Russian historical experience has been the diversity of its people and cultures, religions and languages, landscapes and economies. For six centuries this diversity was contained...


The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw

by Lida Oukaderova Indiana University Press (May 15, 2017)

Following Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953, the Soviet Union experienced a dramatic resurgence in cinematic production. The period of the Soviet Thaw became known for its relative political and cultural liberalization;...


Blood Ties and the Native Son

by Aksana Ismailbekova Indiana University Press (May 22, 2017)

A pioneering study of kinship, patronage, and politics in Central Asia, Blood Ties and the Native Son tells the story of the rise and fall of a man called Rahim, an influential and powerful patron in rural northern...


The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia: Economy, Race, and Bolshevik Power

by Andrew Sloin Indiana University Press (February 13, 2017)

Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle. Andrew Sloin's story follows the arc of Bolshevik history but shows how...


Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800

by Michael Khodarkovsky Indiana University Press (February 22, 2002)

"... a tremendously important contribution to the field of Russian history and the comparative study of empires and frontiers. There is no comparable work in any language.... The book presents an intricate and...


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945: Ghettos in German-Occupied Eastern Europe

by Geoffrey P. Megargee & Elie Wiesel Indiana University Press (May 22, 2009)

This monumental 7-volume encyclopedia, the result of years of work by the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will describe the...


Migration and Mobility in the Modern Age: Refugees, Travelers, and Traffickers in Europe and Eurasia

by Anika Walke, Jan Musekamp & Nicole Svobodny Indiana University Press (December 12, 2016)

Combining methodological and theoretical approaches to migration and mobility studies with detailed analyses of historical, cultural, or social phenomena, the works collected here provide an interdisciplinary...


1915 Diary of S. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Writer at the Eastern Front

by S. A. An-sky & Translated from the Russian and with an Introduction by Polly Zavadivker. S. A. An-sky Indiana University Press (March 28, 2016)

S. An-sky was by the time of the First World War a well-known writer, a longtime revolutionary, and an ethnographer who pioneered the collection of Jewish folklore in Russia's Pale of Settlement. In 1915, An-sky...


Orphans of the East: Postwar Eastern European Cinema and the Revolutionary Subject

by Constantin Parvulescu Indiana University Press (June 08, 2015)

Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying...


Mapping Jewish Loyalties in Interwar Slovakia

by Rebekah Klein-Pejšová Indiana University Press (February 12, 2015)

In the aftermath of World War I, the largely Hungarian-speaking Jews in Slovakia faced the challenge of reorienting their political loyalties from defeated Hungary to newly established Czechoslovakia. Rebekah...