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  • 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...

  • We Were Europeansby Werner Loval

    Gefen Publishing House 2014; US$ 9.99

    From pre-Hitler Germany to Kristallnacht, a lastminute escape from the Holocaust, and on to a life on three continents, this book catalogs the experiences of one Jewish family as the events of the twentieth century overturned its settled existence and scattered the family across the globe. Enhanced by excerpts from several historical diaries, and... more...

  • Why the Germans? Why the Jews?by Götz Aly

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 18.99

    A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Götz Aly. Tracing the prehistory... more...

  • Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929by Hillel Cohen; Haim Watzman

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    A new and provocative reassessment of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict more...

  • Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghettoby Abraham Cahan

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Yekl (1896), the first novel upon which the much acclaimed film Hester Street was based, was probably the first novel in English that had a New York East Side immigrant as its hero. Reviewing it, William Dean Howells hailed Cahan as "a new star of realism." more...

  • Zionismby Milton Viorst

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    From serving as the Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker to penning articles for the New York Times, Milton Viorst has dedicated his career to studying the Middle East. Now, in this new book, Viorst examines the evolution of Zionism, from its roots by serving as a cultural refuge for Europe's Jews, to the cover it provides today for Israel's... more...

  • Abraham Shlonskyby Ari Ofengenden

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    The poet Abraham Shlonsky can be regarded as the main architect of Jewish Modernism and Hebrew secular culture. In this crucial contribution, Ari Ofengenden disentangles Shlonsky?s work from Zionist readings and shows how his poetics redeem experiences of political displacement, exile and alienation through a playful enigmatic fusion of... more...

  • Avengers and Defendersby Walter Roth

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Walter Roth delves deep into the archives of Chicago?s Jewish past, and provides a new collection of illuminating essays on its various aspects. Booklist said of his previous collection, Looking Backward: True Stories from Chicago?s Jewish Past, ‘Roth writes about the well-known and the not-so-well-known, bringing to life the peOut of Printle, events... more...

  • Born Survivorsby Wendy Holden

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too?a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer?s Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied death to give their children life. Eastern Europe, 1944: Three... more...

  • Che?mno and the Holocaustby Patrick Montague

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    As the first extermination camp established by the Nazi regime and the prototype of the single-purpose death camps of Treblinka, Sobibor, and Belzec, the Chelmno death camp stands as a crucial but largely unexplored element of the Holocaust. This book is the first comprehensive work in any language to detail all aspects of the camp's history, organization,... more...