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  • The Rest of Usby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A remarkable history of the Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland who altered the American landscape from New York to Hollywood The wave of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who swept into New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by way of Ellis Island were not welcomed by the Jews who had arrived decades before. These... more...

  • Israelby Daniel Gordis

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    The first comprehensive yet accessible history of the state of Israel from its inception to present day, from Daniel Gordis, "one of the most respected Israel analysts" ( The Forward ) living and writing in Jerusalem. Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has captured the world?s attention, aroused its imagination, and lately, been the object of its... 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$ 22.99

    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

    Troubled Memory is also a dramatic testament to how the experiences of survivors as new Americans spurred their willingness to bear witness. Perhaps the only family to survive the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto as a group, the Skoreckis evaded deportation to Treblinka, by posing as Aryans and ultimately made their way to New Orleans, where they... more...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 35.99

    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...

  • Jüdin und Moderneby Godela Weiss-Sussex

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    How did female German-Jewish writers negotiate issues of femininity, Judaism, and urban experience at the beginning of the 20 th century? Godela Weiss-Sussex describes the evolution of multi-dimensional portrayals of the personal and societal place of the "German Jewish woman" in these intersecting discourses. The book also considers aesthetic issues... more...

  • Between German and Hebrewby Lina Barouch

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 98.00

    This book traces the German-Hebrew language contact-zones in which Gershom Scholem, Werner Kraft and Ludwig Strauss created in Germany and in Jerusalem in the 1920s and 30s. Set in the contexts of cultural marginality, modernist literature, and linguistic dislocation, Barouch exposes the writings of Scholem, Kraft and Strauss as unique... more...