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  • Paper Loveby Sarah Wildman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    Paper Love , which probes her family's 'myth of a spotless escape' from Europe in 1938?and recaptures the voice of a young woman doctor caught in a tightening web, and the textures and emotions of her vanished world."? Vogue "Wildman meticulously pieces together the brave and tragic life of the woman her grandfather left behind when he fled Austria... more...

  • Three Minutes in Polandby Glenn Kurtz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99

    When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his grandfather on a sightseeing trip to Europe, includes shaky footage of Paris and the Swiss Alps, with someone inevitably waving at the camera.... 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 Jewish parents; 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 at the center of modern... more...

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

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    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 the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later,... more...

  • The Heavens Are Emptyby Avrom Bendavid-Val; Jonathan Safran Foer

    Pegasus Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    A magical place, a lost history: Trochenbrod, the setting for Everything Is Illuminated , is now rediscovered for a new generation   Trochenbrod was the only freestanding, fully realized Jewish town in history. It began with a few Jewish settlers searching for freedom from the Russian Czars? oppressive policies, which included the forced conscriptions... more...

  • The War Against the Jewsby Lucy S. Dawidowicz

    Open Road Media 2010; US$ 14.99

    The authoritative history of one of the world?s worst atrocities Lucy Dawidowicz?s groundbreaking The War Against the Jews inspired waves of both acclaim and controversy upon its release in 1975. Dawidowicz argues that genocide was, to the Nazis, as central a war goal as conquering Europe, and was made possible by a combination of political,... more...

  • The Hidden Popeby Darcy O'Brien

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    In  The Hidden Pope , author Darcy O?Brien offers the account of the extraordinary relationship of Karol Wojtyla and Jerzy Kluger?their boyhood in the small Polish town of Wadowice, their separation at the beginning of World War II, their individual experiences under Nazi and Soviet tyranny, and their reunion almost thirty years later that deepened... 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...

  • The Cross and Other Jewish Storiesby Lamed Shapiro; Leah Garrett

    The New Yiddish Library 2013; US$ 14.99

    Lamed Shapiro (1878?1948) was the author of groundbreaking and controversial short stories, novellas, and essays. Himself a tragic figure, Shapiro led a life marked by frequent ocean crossings, alcoholism, and failed ventures, yet his writings are models of precision, psychological insight, and daring. Shapiro focuses intently on the nature of violence:... more...

  • The Dybbuk and Other Writingsby S. Ansky; David G. Roskies; Golda Werman

    Yale University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    This volume presents The Dybbuk, S. Ansky?s well-known drama of mystical passion and demonic possession, along with little-known works of his autobiographical and fantastical prose fiction and an excerpt from his four-volume chronicle of the Eastern Front in the First World War, The Destruction of Galacia. more...