Autobiografia Literatura Kultura Media

ISSN: 2353-8694     eISSN: 2719-4361    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/au.2020.1.14-04
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Issue archive / nr 1 (14) 2020
Shimon Samet and the Gap in the Story

Authors: YEHOSHUA (SHUKI) ECKER ORCID
Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies New York
Keywords: Shimon Samet Żółkiew Galicia Mandatory Palestine Israel Sygniówka Chlebowice Zionist movement memorial book small scale analysis sites of transition omissions
Year of publication:2020
Page range:27 (47-73)
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Abstract

This article offers a close reading of personal memoirs about coming of age in Żółkiew in Eastern Galicia and about transitions on the way to immigration to Mandatory Palestine before WWII. It focuses on gaps in the fragmentary autobiographical texts written by Shimon Samet, a native of the town, who became an accomplished professional journalist in Israel, and reconstructs missing pieces of narrative about Samet’s brother and about the Zionist micro universe of transition and training sites in Galicia of the early 1920’s. It points to significant explanatory possibilities gained by identifying such gaps in personal and commemorative narratives.
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