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  • A History of the Jews in Americaby Howard M. Sachar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00

    Spanning 350 years of Jewish experience in this country, A History of the Jews in America is an essential chronicle by the author of The Course of Modern Jewish History. With impressive scholarship and a riveting sense of detail, Howard M. Sachar tells the stories of Spanish marranos and Russian refugees, of aristocrats and threadbare social revolutionaries,... 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...

  • Never Again?by Abraham Foxman

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    The ongoing war on terror, instability in the Middle East, and a faltering world economy are capturing headlines everywhere. But through it all runs a disturbing current of which many people are only dimly aware. Anti-Semitism, which had been on the decline worldwide since the end of World War II, has over the past few years made a perilous return.... more...

  • Modiglianiby Jeffrey Meyers

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 27.00

    In 1920, at the age of thirty-five, Amedeo Modigliani died in poverty and neglect in Paris, much like a figure out of La Bohéme. His life had been as dramatic as his death. An Italian Jew from a bourgeois family, "Modi" had a weakness for drink, hashish, and the many women-including the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova-who were drawn to his good looks.... more...

  • The History of Ancient Israelby Michael Grant

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    The definitve guide to the history of ancient Israel. more...

  • Politik der Erinnerungby Lou Bohlen

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 34.55

    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...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair; Shaun Whiteside

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family,... more...

  • Soncino ? Gesellschaft der Freunde des jüdischen Buchesby Karin Bürger; Ines Sonder; Ursula Wallmeier

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 140.00

    In May 1924, the Soncino Society of the Friends of the Jewish Book was founded in Berlin. Named after the Soncinos, a 15th to 16th century Jewish-Italian family of printers, it was the first society of Jewish bibliophiles, and set the goal of publishing rare Jewish books and Hebrew printings. The eight essays in this volume explore the history of the... more...

  • Bending Toward the Sunby Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    A beautifully written family memoir, Bending Toward the Sun explores an emotional legacy?forged in the terror of the Holocaust?that has shaped three generations of lives. Leslie Gilbert-Lurie tells the story of her mother, Rita, who like Anne Frank spent years hiding from the Nazis, and whose long-hidden pain shaped both her daughter and granddaughter?s... more...

  • The Living Fireby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.00

    A rich and significant collection of more than one hundred poems, drawn from a lifetime of ?wild gratitude? in poetry. In poems chronicling insomnia (?the blue-rimmed edge / of outer dark, those crossroads / where we meet the dead?), art and culture (poems on Edward Hopper and Paul Celan, love poems in the voices of Baudelaire and Gertrude Stein,... more...