The Portrait of a Modern Woman Described in

Wizerunek kobiety nowoczesnej na łamach "Naszego Przeglądu" 1923-1939
The Portrait of a Modern Woman Described in "Nasz Przegląd" 1923-1939

Author(s): Monika Szabłowska-Zaremba
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, History of Judaism
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: "Our Review"; Polish-Jewish press 1918-1939; The Jewish woman; Paulina Appenszlak; Zionism

Summary/Abstract: In the interwar period the Jewish press started to play a very important role. It was written in three languages: Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish. Especially interesting is the press written in Polish as the language is alien to the Jewish culture but simultaneously it allows both non-Jews and assimilated Jews to become acquinted with issues concerning the Jewish society. One of the greatest dailies was the Varsovian "Nasz Przegląd" whose editors were well-known Zionists: Jakub Appenszlak, Natan Szwalbe and Saul Wagman. The newspaper included articles concerning women's affairs, thus creating a model of a new, educated Jewish woman who was aware of her political rights. An important person being an editor of the section is Paulina Appenszlak. The article focuses on the main issues and the ways of description of a modern woman's existance. It is supplemented by letters from readers because they, altogether with the editors, describe the life of Jewish women in Poland.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 115-129
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish