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  • Villa Air-Belby Rosemary Sullivan

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Underground to Palestineby I. F. Stone; D. D. Guttenplan; Mark Crispin Miller

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A moving and unforgettable eyewitness account of the courageous exodus of Holocaust survivors from post?World War II Europe to the Promised Land, now expanded with Stone?s frontline reporting on the Arab-Israeli crises of 1948?49 and the Suez War of 1956, and with a new foreword by D. D. Guttenplan In the spring of 1946, American journalist I.... more...

  • Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich ? prägende Jahreby Hartmut Bomhoff

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    The historian and religious scholar Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921-2007) was among the most influential minds in the post-Shoah German-speaking Jewish world. In 1943, with the help of Christian friends, he escaped from Berlin to Switzerland, where as a student, he became a spokesman in Jewish-Christian dialogue. Hartmut Bomhoff narrates how... more...

  • Aliyaby Liel Leibovitz

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    a·li·ya , n., also aliyah . pl. aliyas or aliyot. The immigration of Jews into Israel. Why would American Jews---not just materially successful in this country but perhaps for the first time in the two-thousand-year Jewish Diaspora truly socially accepted and at home---choose to leave the material comforts, safety, and peace of the United... more...

  • Jerusalemby Boaz Yakin; Nick Bertozzi

    First Second 2013; US$ 25.99

    Jerusalem is a sweeping, epic graphic novel that follows a single family?three generations and fifteen very different people?as they are swept up in chaos, war, and nation-making from 1940-1948. Faith, family, and politics are the heady mix that fuel this ambitious, cinematic graphic novel.   With Jerusalem, author-filmmaker Boaz Yakin turns... more...

  • Lincoln and the Jewsby Jonathan D. Sarna; Benjamin Shapell

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 40.99

    One hundred and fifty years after Abraham Lincoln?s death, the full story of his extraordinary relationship with Jews is told here for the first time. Lincoln and the Jews: A History provides readers both with a captivating narrative of his interactions with Jews, and with the opportunity to immerse themselves in rare manuscripts and images, many... 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...

  • The Patron: A Life of Salman Schocken, 1877-1959by Anthony David

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    The rags-to-riches story of one of Europe's great entrepreneurs and a founding father of modern Jewish secular culture The name "Schocken"--now primarily associated with the prestigious publishing house--was once emblazoned over a vast commercial empire; across Europe, it stood for quality consumer goods and uplifting culture made available for... more...

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

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    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...

  • The Lion and the Starby Jonathan Friedman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    The Lion and the Star not only offers an informed glimpse into the intricacies of daily German life but also confirms the continuing danger of making sweeping generalizations about German Jews and non-Jews. In the aftermath of World War II, many viewed the Third Reich as an aberration in German history and laid blame with Hitler and his followers.... more...