At the end of the road


  • Jaff Schatz Lund


Jews -- Poland, Jews -- Sweden, Refugees, Jewish, World War, 1939-1945, Antisemitism, Emigration and immigration, Group identity, Communism and Judaism, Yiddish language


The aim of this article is to analyze the history and identity changes of a particular ethnopolitical generation – the former Jewish communists of Poland. The members of the group began their lives in Poland between the World Wars, they survived the Second World War as refugees in the Soviet Union&&after the war they rebuilt their lives in Poland&&during the years 1969–1972 they started a new life in Sweden. The analysis will be guided by the following questions: What are the repercussions of the group’s social and political experiences on its ethnic identity? What is the nature of changes that have taken place in its ethnic identity? What is the present state of the ethnic identity of the group? Which factors have influenced and shaped it?



How to Cite

Schatz, J. (1988). At the end of the road. Nordisk judaistik/Scandinavian Jewish Studies, 9(1), 32–50.