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  • When Paris Went Darkby Ronald C. Rosbottom

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 14.99

    The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even... more...

  • Four Four Jewby Joanne Rosenthal

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Four Four Jew is a major exhibition by Jewish Museum London exploring the story of football and Jews in Britain from the turn of the century to the present day. It brings together previously unseen material from private and public collections across the UK to tell the story of the clubs, the players, the Chairmen, the fans, and the ?religion?... more...

  • The Story of the Jews Volume 2by Simon Schama

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 31.99

    In the second of two volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history?the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews ?New York Times bestselling author Simon Schama continues the story of the Jewish people, spanning from their expulsion from Spain during the Inquisition across six hundred years to the present day. It is a story... more...

  • The Golden Age Shtetlby Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The shtetl was home to two-thirds of East Europe?s Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, yet it has long been one of the most neglected and misunderstood chapters of the Jewish experience. This book provides the first grassroots social, economic, and cultural history of the shtetl. Challenging popular misconceptions of the shtetl as an... more...

  • Survivor: Auschwitz, the Death March and My Fight for Freedomby Sam Pivnik

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the story of his life, a true tale of survival against the most extraordinary odds. more...

  • After They Closed the Gatesby Libby Garland

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In 1921 and 1924, the United States passed laws to sharply reduce the influx of immigrants into the country. By allocating only small quotas to the nations of southern and eastern Europe, and banning almost all immigration from Asia, the new laws were supposed to stem the tide of foreigners considered especially inferior and dangerous. However, immigrants... more...

  • Jewish Histories Of The Holocaustby Norman J.W. Goda

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    For many years, histories of the Holocaust focused on its perpetrators, and only recently have more scholars begun to consider in detail the experiences of victims and survivors, as well as the documents they left behind. This volume contains new research from internationally established scholars. It provides an introduction to and overview of Jewish... more...

  • Ha-Header be-shirato uve-haguto shel Avraham Shlonskiby 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 Modernist European... more...

  • The Clandestine History of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Policeby Anonymous members of the Kovno Jewish Ghetto Police; Samuel Schalkowsky; Samuel D. Kassow

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    As a force that had to serve two masters, both the Jewish population of the Kovno ghetto in Lithuania and its German occupiers, the Kovno Jewish ghetto police walked a fine line between helping Jews survive and meeting Nazi orders. In 1942 and 1943 some of its members secretly composed this history and buried it in tin boxes. The book offers a rare... more...

  • Dominikaner und Juden / Dominicans and Jewsby Gianfranco Miletto; Elias H. Füllenbach OP

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In Erinnerung an die Pfefferkorn-Reuchlin-Kontroverse von 1507 behandelt dieser Sammelband das Verhältnis zwischen Dominikanern und Juden seit den Anfängen des Ordens im 13. Jahrhundert bis in die Zeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Neben Inquisitoren und Judenpredigern stellt der Band auch Theologen und Sprachforscher des Dominikanerordens vor, die mit Juden... more...