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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    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...

  • Aliyaby Liel Leibovitz

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    a·li·ya , n., also aliyah . pl. aliyas or aliyot. The immigration of Jews into Israel. Why would American Jews---not just materially successful in this country but perhaps for the first time in the two-thousand-year Jewish Diaspora truly socially accepted and at home---choose to leave the material comforts, safety, and peace of the United... more...

  • Walther Rathenau im Netzwerk der Moderneby Sven Brömsel; Patrick Küppers; Clemens Reichhold

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    As an intellectual, industrialist, and minister as well as the author of numerous papers and letters, Walther Rathenau was an important figure of his times in business, politics, sociology, and art. The ?classical? phase of the modern age in which he lived continues to have reverberations today. This volume examines Rathenau?s positions as well as... more...

  • The Reckoningby Patrick Bishop

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits a controversial murder: that of Zionist leader Avraham Stern, head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang, in Tel Aviv during WWII. Militant Zionist Avraham Stern believed he was destined to be the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. As the ringleader of the infamous Stern Gang, also known... more...

  • Dark Mirrorby Sara Lipton

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • The Dreyfus Affairby Piers Paul Read

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 23.99

    July 20, 1894. The German Military Attache in Paris. Colonel Maximillien von Schwarzkoppen received a visit from a seedy-looking middle-aged Frenchman who would not give his name. He told Schwarzkoppen that he was a French army officer serving on the General Staff; that he was in desperate need of money; and was therefore prepared to sell military... more...

  • Three Minutes in Polandby Glenn Kurtz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    The author?s search for the annihilated Polish community captured in his grandfather?s 1938 home movie Traveling in Europe in August 1938, one year before the outbreak of World War II, David Kurtz, the author?s grandfather, captured three minutes of ordinary life in a small, predominantly Jewish town in Poland on 16 mm Kodachrome color film. More... more...

  • How I Stopped Being a Jewby Shlomo Sand; David Fernbach

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person?s camp in Austria, to a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father; the family later migrated to Palestine. As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a ?secular Jew.? With this meditative and thoughtful mixture of essay and personal recollection, he articulates the problems... more...

  • Mediterranean Enlightenmentby Francesca Bregoli

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    The Mediterranean port of Livorno was home to one of the most prominent and privileged Jewish enclaves of early modern Europe. Focusing on Livornese Jewry, this book offers an alternative perspective on Jewish acculturation during the eighteenth century, and reassesses common assumptions about the interactions of Jews with outside culture and the... more...

  • Das Judentum - Faszination & Mysteriumby Wolfgang Salzmann

    Rothus Verlag 2014; US$ 32.99

    Wohl keine andere Volksgruppe hat, gemessen an ihrer Verbreitung, derart großen Einfluss auf das abendländische Kultur und Geistesleben wie die Juden. Worin liegt das Geheimnis? In der Jahrhunderte alten Ausgrenzung bis zum Völkermord im Holocaust? In der Religion? Oder in etwas anderem? - Ziel dieses Buches ist es, Phänomen und Mysterium des Judentums... more...