RESCUING THE SURVIVING SOULS.

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Author: Adam Sutcliffe
Date: Apr. 9, 2021
From: TLS. Times Literary Supplement(Issue 6158)
Publisher: NI Syndication Limited
Document Type: Book review
Length: 463 words
Lexile Measure: 1280L

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RESCUING THE SURVIVING SOULS

ADAM TELLER

377pp. Princeton University

Press. 30 [pounds sterling] (US $35).

In 1648 Ukraine erupted. For almost a century Poland had ruled this lightly populated territory, and its magnates had leased the management of their vast estates to a growing population of Jews. When the martial Cossacks, under Bohdan Khmelnytsky, turned on their Polish overlords, many Ukrainian peasants enthusiastically joined them, directing much of their violence against the magnates' more vulnerable agents. The slaughter of Jews during the Khmelnytsky Uprising (1648-54), luridly recorded in survivor chronicles, has been inscribed into Jewish memory as a massacre of major proportions.

In the postwar decades these victims were widely estimated at 100,000 or more....

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