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Marci Shore is an American assisant professor of history at Yale University. She specializes in Jewish studies and the history of Eastern Europe. Shore is the author of Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968 and the translator of the English language version of Michal Glowinski's Holocaust memoir, The Black Seasons.



Shore graduated in 1990 from William Allen High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1994,[1] her M.A. from the University of Toronto in 1996,[2] and her doctorate from Stanford University in 2001.[2] She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Harriman Institute, an assistant professor of history and Jewish studies at Indiana University, and the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies at Yale.[2]


Her book, Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, won the following awards:[3]




  • Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968 (Yale University Press, 2006)
  • Translator, Michal Glowinski's The Black Seasons (Northwestern University Press, 2005)


  • "Czysto Babski: A Women's Friendship in a Man's Revolution", East European Politics and Societies
  • "Engineering in the Age of Innocence: A Genealogy of Discourse Inside the Czechoslovak Writer's Union, 1949-1967", East European Politics and Societies
  • "Children of the Revolution: Communism, Zionism, and the Berman Brothers", Jewish Social Studies
  • "Conversing with Ghosts: Jedwabne, Zydokomuna, and Totalitarianism", Kritika: Explorations of Russian and Eurasian History
  • "Tevye's Daughters: Jews and European Modernity", Contemporary European History
  • "When God Died: Symptoms of the East European Avant-Garde-and of Slavoj Zizek", Slovo a smysl/Word and Sense: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Theory and Criticism in Czech Studies
  • "Man liess sie nicht mal ein paar Worte sagen", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • "Za dużo kompromisów. Stop", Gazeta Wyborcza (Warsaw)


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