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  • The Zookeeper's Wifeby Diane Ackerman

    Headline 2013; US$ 12.99

    In war-torn Warsaw, a zookeeper and his wife refuse to surrender... Now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain and Daniel Brühl, Diane Ackerman's The Zookeeper's Wife is based on a remarkable true story of bravery and sanctuary during World War II. Perfect for fans of Lion and Hidden Figures. 'I can't imagine a better... more...

  • The Price of Freedomby Alex Domokos; Rita Y. Toews

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2002; US$ 6.00

    Join me in my journey to freedom, I will take you to the slave labor camps of post World War 11 Russia; travel with me to my place of deportation after my release as a POW; and journey with me in a borrowing escape from Hungary and the clutches of the feared AVO. more...

  • Until Our Last Breathby Michael Bart; Laurel Corona

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    "This is a powerful tale of the triumph of love under extremely difficult conditions. " - Publishers Weekly At Leizer Bart's funeral, one of the mourners told his son Michael that the gravestone should include a reference to the Freedom Fighters of Nekamah, to honor his late father's involvement in the Jewish resistance movement in Vilna (now... more...

  • Daily Life behind the Iron Curtainby William Willis

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Part of Greenwood's Daily Life through History series, Daily Life behind the Iron Curtain enables today's generations to understand what it was like for those living in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, particularly the period from 1961 to 1989, the era during which these people—East Germans in particular—lived in the imposing shadow of the... more...

  • Slaughterhouseby David Rieff

    Touchstone 2013; US$ 18.95

    In a shocking and deeply disturbing tour de force, David Rieff, reporting from the Bosnia war zone and from Western capitals and United Nations headquarters, indicts the West and the United Nations for standing by and doing nothing to stop the genocide of the Bosnian Muslims. Slaughterhouse is the definitive explanation of a war that will be remembered... more...

  • Remembering the Darknessby Veronica Shapovalov

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 49.00

    This engrossing collection of prison memoirs by Russian women is the first to portray the direct experiences of the wide range of women who were incarcerated in Soviet prisons and camps. Comprising the stories of women from all classes and backgrounds, this book covers the entire span of the Gulag's existence from the 1920s to the 1980s, including... more...

  • Imperiumby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably... more...

  • The Shadow of Deathby Harry Gordon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    " Holocaust survivor Harry Gordon recalls in brutal detail the anguished years of his youth, a youth spent struggling to survive in a Lithuanian concentration camp. A memoir about hope and resilience, The Shadow of Death describes the invasion of Kovno by the Red Army and the impact of Soviet occupation from the perspective of the ghetto's weakest... more...

  • Lateinisch-griechisch-arabische Begegnungenby Margit Mersch; Ulrike Ritzerfeld

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 112.00

    Das spätmittelalterliche Mediterraneum war geprägt von komplexen Gesellschaften mit einem hohen Grad kultureller Heterogenität. Menschen mit unterschiedlichen ethnischen, religiösen und linguistischen Hintergründen lebten zum Teil schon seit Generationen, zum Teil erst kurzfristig mit- oder nebeneinander und kamen auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen miteinander... more...

  • Religiöse Erinnerungsorte in Ostmitteleuropaby Joachim Bahlcke; Stefan Rohdewald; Thomas Wünsch

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 587.00

    Das Handbuch versteht Religion als ein „kulturellen System“ in doppelter Hinsicht: als Zugang, der dem Forschungsanliegen einer neu verstandenen Erinnerungsgeschichte zu mehr Stringenz verhelfen kann. Und als Anstoß, die religiöse Vielfalt Ostmitteleuropas als Charakteristikum dieser Großregion herauszuarbeiten. more...