The Kahans from Baku - by Verena Dohrn (Paperback)
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"About the Book ""The Kahans from Baku is a saga of a Russian Jewish family. Their story also provides an insight into the history of Jews in the Imperial Russian economy, especially in the oil industry. The entrepreneur and family patriarch, Chaim Kahan was a pious and enlightened man and a Zionist. His children followed in his footsteps in business as well as in policy, philanthropy and love of books. The Kahans from Baku takes us through a forced migration history in times of war and revolution and the 20th century's totalitarian regimes telling a story of fortune and misfortune in economy and everyday life of one cohesive family over four generations in Russia, Germany, Denmark and France, ending up in Palestine and the United States of America""-- Book Synopsis The Kahans from Baku is the saga of a Russian Jewish family. Their story provides an insight into the history of Jews in the Imperial Russian economy, especially in the oil industry. The entrepreneur and family patriarch, Chaim Kahan, was a pious and enlightened man and a Zionist. His children followed in his footsteps in business as well as in politics, philanthropy, and love of books. The book takes us through their forced migration in times of war, revolution, and the twentieth century's totalitarian regimes, telling the story of fortune and misfortune of one cohesive family over four generations through Russia, Germany, Denmark, and France, and finally on to Palestine and the United States of America. About the Author Verena Dohrn was Professor of Modern Jewish History in Eastern Europe at Göttingen University. She is the author of Jüdische Eliten im Russischen Reich. Aufklärung und Integration im 19. Jahrhundert, and editor of Simon Dubnow's Buch des Lebens. Erinnerungen und Gedanken. Materialien zur Geschichte meiner Zeit 1860-1933."

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