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  • Villa Air-Belby Rosemary Sullivan

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    France, 1940. The once glittering boulevards of Paris teem with spies, collaborators, and the Gestapo now that France has fallen to Hitler's Wermacht. For André Breton, Max Ernst, Victor Serge, Marc Chagall, Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, Remedios Varo, Benjamin Péret, and scores of other cultural elite denounced as enemies of the Third Reich, fear and... more...

  • Violins of Hopeby James A. Grymes

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    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 Lostby Daniel Mendelsohn

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic?part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work?that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family and history. more...

  • The Reckoningby Patrick Bishop

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Exilerfahrung und Konstruktionen von Identität 1933 bis 1945by Hans Otto Horch; Hanni Mittelmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The Jewish experience of expulsion from a familiar cultural, linguistic, and social milieu during the period of the Third Reich and Jewish attempts to deal with the circumstances of exile can be regarded as paradigmatic in many ways for the experiences of refugees and migrants during our times. This volume is based on a conference presented by the... more...

  • Am Scheidewegeby Achad Ha?am; Christian Wiese

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 224.00

    The new edition of Achad Ha?am?s Am Scheidewege [At the Crossroads] makes essays published by the founder of Cultural Zionism in 1923 accessible again for the first time. In these works the author sets out his view of Jewish identity and, in debate with the political Zionism of Theodor Herzl, advocates a Jewish nationalism that focuses above all on... more...

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

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 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 against old... more...

  • Jüdischer Widerstand in Europa (1933-1945)by Julius H. Schoeps; Dieter Bingen; Gideon Botsch

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 140.00

    Mit dem Mut der Verzweiflung begannen jüdische Kämpfer im April 1943 ihren Aufstand im Warschauer Ghetto. Es war die bekannteste, aber nur eine von vielen jüdischen Widerstandsaktivitäten gegen die Vernichtungspolitik der Nationalsozialisten. Der vorliegende Band widmet sich den unterschiedlichen Formen und Facetten des jüdischen Widerstandes, wie... more...

  • Bending Toward the Sunby Leslie Gilbert-Lurie

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • 50 Childrenby Steven Pressman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    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...