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  • Crime, Jews and Newsby Daniel Mark Vyleta

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95

    Crimes committed by Jews, especially ritual murders, have long been favorite targets in the antisemitic press. This book investigates popular and scientific conceptualizations of criminals current in Austria and Germany at the turn of the last century and compares these to those in the contemporary antisemitic discourse. It challenges received historiographic... more...

  • The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000by Hasia R. Diner

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 31.95

    Since Peter Stuyvesant greeted with enmity the first group of Jews to arrive on the docks of New Amsterdam in 1654, Jews have entwined their fate and fortunes with that of the United States?a project marked by great struggle and great promise. What this interconnected destiny has meant for American Jews and how it has defined their experience among... more...

  • Memoirs of Gluckel of Hamelnby Gluckel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Begun in 1690, this diary of a forty-four-year-old German Jewish widow, mother of fourteen children, tells how she guided the financial and personal destinies of her children, how she engaged in trade, ran her own factory, and promoted the welfare of her large family. Her memoir, a rare account of an ordinary woman, enlightens not just her children,... more...

  • The History of Ancient Israelby Michael Grant

    Orion 2012; US$ 6.99

    The definitve guide to the history of ancient Israel. The History of Ancient Israel covers the epic story of Jewish civilisation from its beginnings to the destruction of Jerusalem, and the Temple in AD 70. It deals with Israel's relations with the great empires which shaped its development and with the changing internal structure of the Jewish... more...

  • Refuge in Hellby Daniel B. Silver

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 14.03

    How did Berlin's Jewish Hospital, in the middle of the Nazi capital, survive as an institution where Jewish doctors and nurses cared for Jewish patients throughout World War II? How could it happen that when Soviet troops liberated the hospital in April 1945, they found some eight hundred Jews still on the premises? Daniel Silver carefully uncovers... more...

  • Antisemitism in the German Military Community and the Jewish Response, 1914?1938by Brian E. Crim

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 44.99

    Antisemitism in the German Military Community and the Jewish Response, 1914?1938 explores how German World War I veterans from different social and political backgrounds contributed to antisemitic politics during the Weimar Republic. The book compares how the military, right-wing veterans, and Jewish veterans chose to remember their war experiences... more...

  • Holiday Talesby Sholom Aleichem; Aliza Shevrin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.99

    Seven witty, poignant tales by the great writer of Yiddish stories: "Benny's Luck," "Really a Sukkah!, "The First Commune," "The Esrog," "A Ruined Passover," "The Goldspinners," and "The Passover Exiles." more...

  • The King of Schnorrersby Israel Zangwill

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.99

    Widely regarded as one of the author's most enduring works, this witty and wise literary gem pokes fun at the prejudices dividing London's Jewish community in the late 18th century. more...

  • The Jewish Stateby Theodor Herzl

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    Influential 1896 polemic by the father of modern Zionism discusses political and historic rationales for a Jewish homeland. Excellent translation includes an Introduction by Louis Lipsky and a biography of the author. more...

  • Dispersing the Ghettoby Jack Glazier

    Michigan State University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    In the early 20th century, the population of New York City?s Lower East Side swelled with vast numbers of eastern European Jewish immigrants. The tenements, whose inhabitants faced poverty and frequent unemployment, provoked the hostile attention of immigration restrictionists, many of whom disdained Jews, racial minorities, and foreigners as... more...