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  • Jüdin und Moderneby Godela Weiss-Sussex

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    How did female German-Jewish writers negotiate issues of femininity, Judaism, and urban experience at the beginning of the 20 th century? Godela Weiss-Sussex describes the evolution of multi-dimensional portrayals of the personal and societal place of the "German Jewish woman" in these intersecting discourses. The book also considers aesthetic issues... more...

  • Between German and Hebrewby Lina Barouch

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    This book traces the German-Hebrew language contact-zones in which Gershom Scholem, Werner Kraft and Ludwig Strauss created in Germany and in Jerusalem in the 1920s and 30s. Set in the contexts of cultural marginality, modernist literature, and linguistic dislocation, Barouch exposes the writings of Scholem, Kraft and Strauss as unique... more...

  • Hitler's Willing Executionersby Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

    This groundbreaking international bestseller lays to rest many myths about the Holocaust: that Germans were ignorant of the mass destruction of Jews, that the killers were all SS men, and that those who slaughtered Jews did so reluctantly. Hitler's Willing Executioners provides conclusive evidence that the extermination of European Jewry engaged... more...

  • Why Are Jews Liberals?by Norman Podhoretz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    From the bestselling author of World War IV , a brilliant investigation of a central question in American politics and culture. During his career as a neoconservative thinker, Norman Podhoretz has been asked no question more often than ?Why are so many Jews liberals?? In this provocative book he sets out to solve this puzzle. He first offers a... more...

  • Studies in Contemporary Jewryby Jonathan Frankel

    Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 1991; US$ 144.99

    The seventh volume of the acclaimed annual publication of the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jews and Messianism in the Modern Era: Metaphor and Meaning examines the significance and meaning of messianic metaphors, themes, and ideals in modern Jewish history and culture. In addition to the standard symposia,... more...

  • The Girl in the Green Sweaterby Krystyna Chiger; Daniel Paisner

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 16.99

    True story from the major motion picture "In Darkness," official 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of Polish Jews daringly sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna... more...

  • The German Moneyby Lev Raphael

    Leapfrog Press 2003; US$ 14.99

    Part mystery, part family saga, three siblings discover their past in the secrets of Holocaust survivors. 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...

  • The Summer My Father Diedby Yudit Kiss; George Szirtes

    Saqi 2012; US$ 8.74

    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...

  • Wonder of Wondersby Alisa Solomon

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 22.99

    A sparkling and eye-opening history of the Broadway musical that changed the world In the half-century since its premiere, Fiddler on the Roof has had an astonishing global impact. Beloved by audiences the world over, performed from rural high schools to grand state theaters, Fiddler is a supremely potent cultural landmark. In a history as... more...