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  • Poetik des Überlebensby Anne-Berenike Rothstein

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Culture amidst a wasteland ? this book examines the creation and reception of artifacts and new forms of creativity in the concentration camps. The title of the interdisciplinary work, Poetics of Survival , suggests the embeddedness of these works in a moment of time but also their transcendence of time. Drawing on a comprehensive compilation... more...

  • Politik der Erinnerungby Lou Bohlen

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 30.27

    Israel erlebte zwischen 1989 und 2000 seine vorerst letzte große jüdische Einwanderungswelle: Mehr als eine Million russischsprachiger Menschen kamen, um als Staatsbürger zu bleiben. Ihre alte Heimat, die Sowjetunion, war im Untergang begriffen, die Nachfolgestaaten unsicher. Aus dieser Masseneinwanderung erwuchs eine Bevölkerungsrevolution, die sich... more...

  • Refuge in Hellby Daniel B. Silver

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • Socialism of Foolsby Michele Battini

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Michele Battini targets the critical moment in which anti-Jewish stereotypes morphed into a sophisticated, modern social anti-Semitism. Carefully analyzing obscure texts, Battini recovers the potent, anti-Jewish anticapitalist propaganda that cemented the idea of a Jewish conspiracy in the European mind, despite ample evidence to challenge it. The... more...

  • Transkulturelle Kommunikation und Verflechtungby Jürgen Heyde

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 51.91

    Jürgen Heyde untersucht in seiner Studie die Kommunikation und die Verflechtung von Juden und Nichtjuden in Polen vom 14. bis zum 16. Jahrhundert. Dabei beschreitet er einen neuen Weg, denn statt diese Verhältnisse als Beziehungen zwischen deutlich abgegrenzten Gruppen zu sehen, rückt er die jüdischen wie die nichtjüdischen Akteure ins Zentrum und... more...

  • Two Pioneersby Robert C. Cottrell

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 27.50

    As the first great Jewish player in the major leagues and the first African American to play major-league baseball during the twentieth century, respectively, Hank Greenberg and Jackie Robinson are forever linked because of the barriers they encountered, the discrimination they endured, the athletic gifts they exhibited, and especially the courage... more...

  • The Venetian Ghettoby Riccardo Calimani

    The Mondadori Group 2013; US$ 9.99

    The creation of the Venice Ghetto and the consequent confinement of the Jewish population within a restricted area of the city dates back to the beginning of the sixteenth century. It was the scene of many events closely linked to the city?s history, and it flourished between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. This book recounts the incredible... more...

  • Yiddish Civilisationby Paul Kriwaczek

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Paul Kriwaczek begins this illuminating and immensely pleasurable chronicle of Yiddish civilization during the Roman empire, when Jewish culture first spread to Europe. We see the burgeoning exile population disperse, as its notable diplomats, artists and thinkers make their mark in far-flung cities and found a self-governing Yiddish world. By its... more...

  • Zion in Americaby Henry L. Feingold

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Scholarly yet highly readable survey covers Old World origins; profiles of New World cultures of German and Eastern European Jews; the effects of changing political and economic climates; the rise of labor movement; and immigrant settlement on the Lower East Side settlement. more...

  • 50 Childrenby Steven Pressman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    Based on the acclaimed HBO documentary, the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America in 1939?the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States?for readers of In the Garden of Beasts and A Train in Winter. In early 1939, America's... more...