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  • Antisemitismby Hannah Arendt

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 14.95

    The first volume of Arendt?s celebrated three-part study of the philosophical origins of the totalitarian mind. This volume focuses on the rise of antisemitism in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Index. more...

  • History of the Jewsby Paul Johnson

    Orion 2013; US$ 18.99

    A classic study of the Jews by a best selling author. In this critically acclaimed book, Paul Johnson delves deep into the 4,000-year history of the Jews: a race of awe-inspiring endurance, steadfast homogeneity and loyalty and, above all, the belief that history has a purpose and humanity a destiny. With exacting precision and enthusiasm, Paul... more...

  • Die Erfahrung des Exilsby Andreas Heusler; Andrea Sinn

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    The involuntary loss of homeland caused by the Nazi persecution of the Jews had a profound impact on the life histories of those affected. The highly personal testimonies collected by the Munich municipal archive document not only the traumatic experience of deracination, but also testify to the impressive courage and determination that... 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...

  • Why the Germans? Why the Jews?by Götz Aly

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 18.99

    A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Götz Aly. Tracing the prehistory... more...

  • Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russiaby Robert Weinberg

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder, the police, with no direct evidence, arrested Menachem Mendel Beilis, a 39-year-old Jewish manager at a factory near the site of the crime.... more...

  • Violins of Hopeby James A. Grymes

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and the Israeli violin maker dedicated to bringing these inspirational instruments back to life. The violin has formed an important aspect of Jewish culture for... more...

  • The Hebrew Republicby Bernard Avishai

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 26.00

    Political economist Bernard Avishai has been writing and thinking about Israel since moving there to volunteer during the 1967 War. now he synthesizes his years of study and searching into a short, urgent polemic that posits that the country must become a more complete democracy if it has any chance for a peaceful future. He explores the connection... more...

  • Jewish Identities in East and Southeast Asiaby Jonathan Goldstein

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Jewish communities of East and Southeast Asia display an impressive diversity. Jonathan Goldstein focuses on transnational Jewish identity in seven of this area?s largest cities: Singapore, Manila, Taipei, Harbin, Shanghai, Rangoon, and Surabaya. He emphasizes five factors which influenced the formation of Jewish transnational identity... more...

  • Being Jewish in 21st-Century Germanyby Olaf Glöckner; Haim Fireberg

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    The unexpected immigration wave from the former Soviet Union has stabilized and enlarged Jewish life in Germany up from the 1990ies. No doubt: Jews will continue to live in Germany. But what does it mean to live a Jewish life in present Germany? How is it reflected in culture? Who are the new Jewish elites, and how successful is the fight... more...