The Politics of History: Lucy S. Dawidowicz's Journey from Left to Right

Guest Speakers: 

Professor Nancy Sinkoff and

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Wednesday, December 9, 2020


  1. Lucy Dawidowicz with Leon Goldstein, Politics in a Pluralist Democracy: Studies in Voting in the 1960 Election (1963)
  2. Lucy Dawidowicz, The Golden Tradition: Jewish Life and Thought in Eastern Europe (1967)
  3. Lucy Dawidowicz, The War Against the Jews, 1933-1945 (1975)
  4. Lucy Dawidowicz, A Holocaust Reader (1976)
  5. Lucy Dawidowicz, The Holocaust and the Historians (1981)
  6. Lucy Dawidowicz, On Equal Terms: Jews in America 1881-1981 (1982)
  7. Lucy Dawidowicz,  From That Place and Time: A Memoir, 1938-1947 (1989), reissued with Nancy Sinkoff’s introduction, “Yidishkayt and the Making of Lucy S. Dawidowicz.” (2008) || AVAILABLE HERE
  8. Lucy Dawidowicz What is the Use of Jewish History? ed. Neal Kozodoy (1992)
  9. Nancy Sinkfoff, Out of the Shtetl: Making Jews Modern in the Polish Borderlands; (Brown Judaic Studies, 2nd edition, digitized with a newpreface, 2020) || AVAILABLE FOR FREE HERE  
  10. Nancy Sinkoff, Sara Levy’s World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin (2018) || AVAILABLE HERE
  11. Nancy Sinkoff, From Left to Right: Lucy S. Dawidowicz, the New York Intellectuals, and the Politics of Jewish History || AVAILABLE HERE || 45% off using code HOL1 


  1. Image Before My Eyes: A History of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust by Joshua Waletzky
  2. The Partisans of Vilna by Joshua Waletzky
  3. Arguing the World by Joseph Dorman
  4. Who Will Write Our History by Roberta Grossman

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