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  • 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...

  • The Reckoningby Patrick Bishop

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Jüdische Klagen gegen Reichsadeligeby André Griemert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    During the early modern period, Jews were not just objects of authoritarian abuse and victims of repression by the general society. This is illustrated by the strategies of action and argumentation in legal proceedings initiated by Jews at the Imperial Chamber Court against members of the nobility, the elite of the Holy Roman Empire, which... more...

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodkaby Lev Golinkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    "[A] hilarious and heartbreaking story of a Jewish family?s escape from oppression." -- The New York Times A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross... more...

  • Voyage of the Damnedby Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan-Witts

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner  St. Louis  sailed from Hamburg, one of the last ships to leave Nazi Germany before World War II erupted. Aboard were 937 Jews?some had already been in concentration camps?who believed they had bought visas to enter Cuba. The voyage of the damned had begun. Before the  St. Louis  was halfway across the Atlantic,... more...

  • Were We Our Brothers' Keepers?by Haskel Lookstein

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this major work exploring the American Jewish response to the Holocaust as it occurred, by examining contemporary Jewish press accounts of such events as Kristallnacht, the refusal to allow the refugee ship St. Louis to land in America, the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto, and the deportation of the Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz, Haskel Lookstein... more...

  • The Venetian Ghettoby Riccardo Calimani

    Mondadori 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 Patron: A Life of Salman Schocken, 1877-1959by Anthony David

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    The rags-to-riches story of one of Europe's great entrepreneurs and a founding father of modern Jewish secular culture The name "Schocken"--now primarily associated with the prestigious publishing house--was once emblazoned over a vast commercial empire; across Europe, it stood for quality consumer goods and uplifting culture made available for... more...

  • A Fifty-Year Silenceby Miranda Richmond Mouillot

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 15.00

    A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences   In 1948, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland, the author's grandparents, Anna and Armand, bought an old stone... more...