Roots, #7-8

January-December 1997


The magazine Roots #7-8 opens with an article "Jewish Question in the Autocratic Policy" (the section is Articles. Researches) by Vladimir Vedernikov from Volgograd. The article informs about the dual policy of Russian autocracy to the Jews at the line of 19th and 20th centuries.

The article "Return of the Poet" by Zalman Libinson from Nizhny Novgorod in the interpretation by Aizik Bargteil from Perm is a fascinating story about the life and creative work of the Jewish poet Semyon Froog.

Svetlana Busigina from Saratov, the author of the article "Nationality: Assimilated Jew. (Optimistic perspective of intermarriage)", maintains that intermarriage is not such a great evil to the Jews as the demographers consider it to be.

The same section of the magazine includes an article "Lazer-Ludvig Sammenhoff's Life-work" by Igor Semonov from Nizhny Novgorod. The author informs about the life and activity of Lazer-Ludvig Sammenhoff, not only as a creator of the Esperanto, but also as a staunch supporter of humanism.

In the next article the head of the Open University of Israel program in Russia, Victoria Libin and the tutor of the Open University Ilya Yagninsky from Belgorod give tips to the tutors and students how to make studying of Jewish History more effective.

The section "Lectures" contains an article by Michael Gurovich from Nizhny Novgorod, where the author tells the history of the bloody slander from the ancient times till our days in Russia.

The article "History of Jewish Welfare Activity in Samara" in the section "Memoirs and Documents" written by Ann Spon from Samara, is about the Jewish Community life and activity of Jewish Welfare organizations and individuals in Samara.

The next article of this section "Special Contingent" is the memoirs of Johahim Anderman from Tula region, a former prisoner of Nazi concentration camp, and then Soviet filtration camp. This article tells about time which he spent in the Soviet filtration camp.

In the section "Our Genealogies" Isay Lokshin from Ryazan tells about the history of Jewish Community in Ryazan.

The same section contains the opening article to the book "Collection of Jewish Folk Songs" by S.M. Ginsburg and P.S. Marek from S.-Petersburg (1901). The article was prepared to publishing by Sergey Kaztov from Samara.

The section "Chronicles" tells about the activities of the city lecture clubs of the Public University for Jewish culture during the 1996-97 academic year.

The spacious section "Opinions. Reviews. Criticism" includes reviews of materials published in previous issues of the magazine. The reviews were submitted by our readers as well as experts. The section contains works by Dr. V. Trepavlov from the Russian History Institute Academy of Sciences of Russia, Dr. G.Dubovsky from Omsk, Dr. M. Kiseleva from Nizhny Novgorod and others.

At the end of the issue the reader will find information about the authors.

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