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  • 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...

  • The Holocaust in American Lifeby Peter Novick

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 14.99

    Prize-winning historian Peter Novick illuminates the reasons Americans ignored the Holocaust for so long -- how dwelling on German crimes interfered with Cold War mobilization; how American Jews, not wanting to be thought of as victims, avoided the subject. He explores in absorbing detail the decisions that later moved the Holocaust to the center... more...

  • The Slopes of Lebanonby Amos Oz; Maurie Goldberg-Bartura

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.99

    From one of Israel's preeminent writers comes a superb collection of essays offering Oz's cogent views on Israel's offensive into Lebanon in 1982; fanaticism of all stripes; the PLO; Israeli terrorism; the new militarism and the growing intolerance toward the Arab population in Israel; the dream of Zionism, and its failures; and much more. more...

  • Dark Mirrorby Sara Lipton

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 37.99

    In Dark Mirror , Sara Lipton offers a fascinating examination of the emergence of anti-Semitic iconography in the Middle Ages The straggly beard, the hooked nose, the bag of coins, and gaudy apparel?the religious artists of medieval Christendom had no shortage of virulent symbols for identifying Jews. Yet, hateful as these depictions were, the... more...

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

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    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...

  • Politik der Erinnerungby Lou Bohlen

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 33.39

    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...

  • Herzl's Visionby Shlomo Avineri; Haim Watzman

    BlueBridge 2014; US$ 15.99

    Theodor Herzl had been a successful Viennese journalist and a less successful playwright with no political ambitions. That changed in 1896, when he published The Jewish State. In response to the wide resonance that the book received, Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, in 1897, which founded the Zionist Organization... more...

  • Judaismby Israel Abrahams

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Israel Abrahams (1858 - 1925) was an eminent Anglo-Jewish scholar of Judaism. He was a well-educated man who lectured on secular as well as Jewish topics. A passionate scholar, community man and lay preacher, he wrote on Literature, Jewish life and prayer. He became reader of Talmudics at Cambridge in 1902. 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 Kissinger Sagaby Evi Kurz

    Orion 2009; Not Available

    No interviews about my private life' has always been Henry Kissinger's response to curious journalists. But journalist Evi Kurz from Furth, the Kissingers' home town in southern Germany, proposed a family portrait and eventually won the trust of both brothers. This is the story of two Americans of German-Jewish descent: one of them a key figure in... more...