The People of the Book inthe World of Books isaRussian bimonthly publication for serious readers with Jewish interests. Our English website includes only thesummaries of thepublished articles. Toaccess the complete text of them, please visit the Russian version of this website.


June 1999

This issue of the magazine includes:

• Letters to the Editor

Review: The Sufferings of Shem by Zvi Preigerson

Hebrew writer Zvi Preigerson (1900–1969) lived and worked in the Soviet Union. In the most difficult years of Soviet anti-Semitic policy he remained devoted to the literature of the forbidden language, Hebrew. His writings were illegally taken to Israel and published there under a pseudonym. In 1999, the collection of his short stories was published in St. Petersburg in Russian translation. The magazine's article underlines the fact that the book is very important for the new generation of Russian Jews that knows little about Soviet Jewish history.

Looking Through Russian Literary Magazines: Novels and Articles of Jewish Interest

Jewish Publishers and Publishing Projects: Jewish Books from Zaporozhye, Ukraine

The Regional Scientific Center on Problems of Jews in Southern Ukraine works under the auspices of Zaporozhye State University. For nine years the Center has been organizing scientific conferences of Jewish studies and publishing collections of articles on various issues of history and current life of Jews in Ukraine. The article is followed by a complete bibliography of the Center's publications.

Jewish Calendar of Significant Dates: July–August 1999

Bibliography: 70 New Books