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  • The Story of the Jews Volume 2by Simon Schama

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 31.99

    In the second of two volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history?the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews ?Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people, spanning from their expulsion from Spain during the Inquisition across six hundred years to the present day. It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance... more...

  • Survivor: Auschwitz, the Death March and My Fight for Freedomby Sam Pivnik

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the story of his life, a true tale of survival against the most extraordinary odds. more...

  • Four Four Jewby Joanne Rosenthal

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Four Four Jew is a major exhibition by Jewish Museum London exploring the story of football and Jews in Britain from the turn of the century to the present day. It brings together previously unseen material from private and public collections across the UK to tell the story of the clubs, the players, the Chairmen, the fans, and the ?religion?... more...

  • The Summer My Father Diedby Yudit Kiss; Georges Szirtes

    Saqi 2012; US$ 10.19

    Yudit Kiss grew up a communist in Budapest, soaking up her father?s ideology unquestioningly. As a child she is puzzled when others refer to her as Jewish; she only knows that her family doesn?t believe in God. How can they? As her father lies dying, Yudit tries to understand the enigma surrounding his life. Where does his unshakeable communist conviction... more...

  • Herod the Greatby Norman Gelb

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 33.99

    While many people are familiar with King Herod?s famous (or infamous) mention in the Bible, his life touches on many compelling stories of the ancient world?from Antony and Cleopatra to the Olympics, and from aqueducts to executions. From his early life as an Arab who became King of the Jews to the mass executions he ordered at the time of his death,... more...

  • A Storm In The Bloodby Jon Fink

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99

    Published to coincide with the centenary of the Houndsditch Murders in December 2010, A Storm in the Blood tells the story of the Latvian revolutionaries who killed three officers of the Metropolitan Police. The parallel between the suicide ideologues of the time and contemporary terrorists, willing to die for their ideals, is all too clear. One of... more...

  • West- und Nordeuropa April 1942 ? 1945by Katja Happe; Barbara Lambauer; Clemens Maier-Wolthausen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    Volume 12 is devoted to the situation of the Jews of Northern and Western Europe between the summer of 1942 and the Allied liberation. During this period the Germans deported the majority of the Jews from Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, and France to the concentration camps in the East. Only in Denmark did a large proportion of Jews succeed... more...

  • Franz Werfel und der Genozid an den Armeniernby Werner Treß; Roy Knocke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In his novel The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, Franz Werfel dealt with the subject of the Armenian genocide. How did he weave together fiction and historical reality in the novel? What are the different ways that the novel has been read from the points of view of Armenians, Jews, Turks, and Germans? This volume addresses the issue of how the representation... more...

  • Dominikaner und Juden / Dominicans and Jewsby Gianfranco Miletto; Elias H. Füllenbach OP

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Recalling the Pfefferkorn-Reuchlin Controversy of 1507, this anthology examines the relationship between Dominicans and Jews from the beginnings of the religious order in the 13th century to the era of the Second World War. In addition to inquisitors and anti-Jewish sermonizers, the essays also present theologians and linguists from the Dominican order... more...

  • The Girl from Human Streetby Roger Cohen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    An expansive yet intimate memoir of modern Jewish identity, following the diaspora of the author's own family to assay the impact of memory, displacement, and disquiet. The award-winning  New York Times  columnist and former foreign correspondent turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own family-most notably his mother's-in... more...