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  • 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

    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...

  • Jüdin und Moderneby Godela Weiss-Sussex

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Wie verhandeln deutsch-jüdische Schriftstellerinnen Weiblichkeit, Judentum und Großstadterfahrung? Godela Weiss-Sussex zeigt, wie in der Überkreuzung der Diskurse mehrdimensionale Entwürfe persönlicher und gesellschaftlicher Positionierung der ?deutschen Jüdin? entstehen. Im Gegensatz zur männlichen oder christlichen Außenperspektive geht es hier... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Extraterritorial Dreamsby Sarah Abrevaya Stein

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    We tend to think of citizenship as something that is either offered or denied by a state. Modern history teaches otherwise. Reimagining citizenship as a legal spectrum along which individuals can travel, Extraterritorial Dreams explores the history of Ottoman Jews who sought, acquired, were denied or stripped of citizenship in Europe in the late... more...

  • The Jews in America Trilogyby Stephen Birmingham

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 39.99

    Three New York Times bestsellers chronicle the rise of America?s most influential Jewish families as they transition from poor immigrants to household names. In his acclaimed trilogy, author Stephen Birmingham paints an engrossing portrait of Jewish American life from the colonial era through the twentieth century with fascinating narrative... more...

  • Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belongingby Florian Kläger; Klaus Stierstorfer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Diaspora studies has developed in recent years from disparate enquiries into diasporic phenomena in political science, anthropology, history, geography, and literary and cultural studies. Its emergence as a full-fledged transdisciplinary research field has been predicated to a large degree on an interest in questions of dispersal and mobility.... more...