This contemporary oral history, based on interviews conducted over an 18-year period, is the first of its kind in English. The interviews, some repeated with the same subjects over years, demonstrate how the Jewish community of Dijon has evolved over time in response to challenges both internal and external. The authors provide an introduction to the series of interviews as well as a detailed history of the community. A chronology, a map of Dijon, and photos of many interviewees are included. The book also provides an update on recent events in the community, a suggested reading list, and a bibliography.
Robert I. Weiner is the Thomas Roy and Laura Forrest Jones Professor of History and Jewish Chaplain at Lafayette College. He has authored numerous articles on French, European, and Jewish history and is the author of The Long 19th Century: European History from 1789 to 1917 (2005). Richard E. Sharpless is Professor Emeritus of History at Lafayette College. He is the author of books and numerous articles in American and Latin American history.
Acknowledgements Preface: Why Dijon? Introduction: Meet Jewish Dijon Chronology Map of Central Dijon with Major Jewish Sites Speaking About Jewish Life in Dijon: Interviews The Synagogue Center The Lubavitch Group Others Writing About Jewish Life in Dijon: Mazal Tov Conclusion: An Uncertain Future Glossary and Abbreviations Suggested Reading Bibliography Index