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Jewish

  • Communism?s Jewish Questionby András Kovacs

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2016; US$ 168.00

    In the last decades, previously secret documents on Jewish issues emerged from the newly opened Communist archives. Even though current scholarship treats the Shoa frequently as the end of Jewish history in the region, these documents make clear that the communist parties never stopped to be preoccupied with the ?Jewish question.? A selection of these... more...

  • Memory and Oblivionby Rachel Elior

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    This book presents a new perspective on the meaning and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is founded on the contention that the remains of the 1000 sacred scrolls that were found in Qumran on the Dead Sea western shore between 1947?1956 are part of a huge priestly library. This library was lost because of religious conflicts between two rival... more...

  • By Blood and Fireby Thurston Clarke

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 9.99

    On July 22, 1946 six members of the Irgun, a Jewish underground group headed by future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, entered the basement of Jerusalem?s King David Hotel and planted seven milk churns filled with explosives underneath the wing housing the headquarters of the British Mandatory Government of Palestine. The ensuing explosion... more...

  • The Right Wrong Manby Lawrence Douglas

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    In 2009, Harper?s Magazine sent war-crimes expert Lawrence Douglas to Munich to cover the last chapter of the lengthiest case ever to arise from the Holocaust: the trial of eighty-nine-year-old John Demjanjuk. Demjanjuk?s legal odyssey began in 1975, when American investigators received evidence alleging that the Cleveland autoworker and naturalized... more...

  • But You Did Not Come Backby Marceline Loridan-Ivens; Sandra Smith

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 14.57

    <p>Marceline Loridan-Ivens was just fifteen when she was arrested by the Vichy government's militia, along with her father. He prepared her for the worst, telling her that he would not return. They were soon separated. The three kilometres between her father in Auschwitz and herself in Birkenau were an insurmountable distance, and yet... more...

  • Karl Bosl im ?Dritten Reich?by Benjamin Z. Kedar; Peter Herde

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 84.00

    As an esteemed historian, Karl Bosl persuaded people for some time that he had acted critically toward the Nazis and even participated in the resistance. Doubts about this story only arose much later. This edition, significantly expanded based on new sources, examines Bosl?s involvement with National Socialism behind the myth and discusses... more...

  • A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo (Reading guide)by Bright Summaries

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 4.99

    In this clear and detailed reading guide, we?ve done all the hard work for you! A Bag of Marbles by Joseph Joffo is an autobiographical novel in which he tells the story of his journey through France with his brother Maurice to escape the Nazis. Both a precious testimony and a story of an initiation, this real-life story has been translated... more...

  • Matters of Testimonyby Nicholas Chare; Dominic Williams

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    In 1944, members of the Sonderkommando -the "special squads," composed almost exclusively of Jewish prisoners, who ensured the smooth operation of the gas chambers and had firsthand knowledge of the extermination process-buried on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau a series of remarkable eyewitness accounts of Nazi genocide. This careful and penetrating... more...

  • Sowjetunion mit annektierten Gebieten IIby Bert Hoppe

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    In the occupied Soviet territories the SS, police, and Wehrmacht escalated their reign of terror to full-blown genocide, murdering more than two million Jews. Volume 8 documents for the first time the full scope of the murderous events in the General Commissariat of White Ruthenia and the Reichskomissariat Ukraine. Documents from victims,... more...

  • Role Model and Countermodelby Carsten Schapkow; Corey Twitchell

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    This book uses the parameters of role model and countermodel to analyze the perception of Iberian-Jewish history and culture in German-Jewish remembrance culture during the era of emancipation. It speaks to the significance of intercultural mediation as key to the German-Jewish experience through the lens of this ?Golden Age? in Jewish history. more...