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  • Fresh Woundsby Donald L. Niewyk

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Every student of the Holocaust knows the crucial importance of survivors' testimonies in reconstructing the crime. Most such accounts, however, were recorded years or even decades after the end of World War II. The survivor narratives that make up this volume, in contrast, were gathered immediately after the war. In 1946, Russian-born American psychologist... more...

  • From Prejudice to Persecutionby Bruce F. Pauley

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    According to Simon Wiesenthal, nearly half of the crimes associated with the Holocaust were committed by Austrians, who comprised just 8.5 percent of the population of Hitler's Greater German Reich. Bruce Pauley's book explains this phenomenon by providing a history of Austrian anti-Semitism and Jewish responses to it from the Middle Ages to the present,... more...

  • The Provincialsby Eli N. Evans

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    In this classic portrait of Jews in the South, Eli N. Evans takes readers inside the nexus of southern and Jewish histories, from the earliest immigrants to the present day. Evoking the rhythms and heartbeat of Jewish life in the Bible belt, Evans weaves together chapters of recollections from his youth and early years in North Carolina with chapters... more...

  • Troubled Memoryby Lawrence N. Powell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    This powerful work tells the story of Anne Skorecki Levy, the Holocaust survivor who transformed the horrors of her childhood into a passionate mission to defeat the political menace of reputed neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. The first book to connect the prewar and wartime experiences of Jewish survivors to the lives they subsequently... more...

  • Simone Weilby Thomas R. Nevin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Over fifty years after her death, Simone Weil (1909-1943) remains one of the most searching religious inquirers and political thinkers of the twentieth century. Albert Camus said she had a "madness for truth." She rejected her Jewishness and developed a strong interest in Catholicism, although she never joined the Catholic church. Both an activist... more...

  • Down Homeby Leonard Rogoff

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    A sweeping chronicle of Jewish life in the Tar Heel State from colonial times to the present, this beautifully illustrated volume incorporates oral histories, original historical documents, and profiles of fascinating individuals. The first comprehensive social history of its kind, Down Home demonstrates that the story of North Carolina Jews is attuned... more...

  • Jacob Neusnerby Aaron W. Hughes

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 34.00

    Biography: Neusner is a social commentator, a post-Holocaust theologian, and an outspoken political figure.     Jacob Neusner (born 1932) is one of the most important figures in the shaping of modern American Judaism. He was pivotal in transforming the study of Judaism from an insular project only conducted by—and of interest to—religious adherents... more...

  • Jüdin und Moderneby Godela Weiss-Sussex

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Die 1992 gegründete Buchreihe ist interdisziplinär ausgerichtet; sie umfasst wissenschaftliche Monographien, Aufsatzsammlungen und kommentierte Quelleneditionen vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart. Der Begriff deutsch-jüdische Literatur bzw. Kultur verweist auf Werke jüdischer Autoren in deutscher Sprache, insoweit jüdische Aspekte... more...

  • Between German and Hebrewby Lina Barouch

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    This book traces the German-Hebrew contact zones in which Gershom Scholem, Werner Kraft and Ludwig Strauss lived and produced their creative work in early twentieth-century Germany and later in British Mandate Palestine after their voluntary or forced migration in the 1920s and 1930s. Set in shifting historical contexts and literary debates – the... more...

  • Fragments of Isabellaby Isabella Leitner

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 9.99

    The deeply moving true account of a young Jewish woman’s imprisonment by the Nazis at the Auschwitz death camp.   On May 29, 1944, the day after Isabella Katz’s twenty-third birthday, she, her family, and all the Jews in the ghetto in Kisvárda, Hungary, were rounded up by Nazi storm troopers, packed into cattle cars, and deported to Auschwitz.... more...