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  • The House of Twenty Thousand Booksby Sasha Abramsky

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 27.95

    The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in their house of books that brought together many of the age?s greatest thinkers. The... more...

  • Stories of Khmelnytskyby Amelia Glaser

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    In the middle of the seventeenth century, Bohdan Khmelnytsky was the legendary Cossack general who organized a rebellion that liberated the Eastern Ukraine from Polish rule. Consequently, he has been memorialized in the Ukraine as a God-given nation builder, cut in the model of George Washington. But in this campaign, the massacre of thousands of... more...

  • Die Erfahrung des Exilsby Andreas Heusler; Andrea Sinn

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    The involuntary loss of homeland caused by the Nazi persecution of the Jews had a profound impact on the life histories of those affected. The highly personal testimonies collected by the Munich municipal archive document not only the traumatic experience of deracination, but also testify to the impressive courage and determination that... more...

  • The Vanguard Messiahby Sami Sjöberg

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    The book is the first systematic and elaborate study of the role of the Jewish tradition in the avant-garde movement of lettrism. It rewrites the history of lettrism from the viewpoint of Judaism, and shows that the intellectual legacy of the Jewish tradition in the twentieth century is not confined to philosophy, literature, and literary... more...

  • Verdeckte soziale Netzwerke im Nationalsozialismusby Marten Düring

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Why did people help Jews hide from the Nazis? This study examines interactions between helpers and aid recipients using the methods of social network research. Based on six Berlin case studies, the author looks at the social determinants for willingness to help, trust formation, network effects, and the daily practice of providing help... more...

  • Interreligious Theologyby Ephraim Meir

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    This book is the first greater attempt to construct a dialogical theology from a Jewish point of view. It contributes to an emerging new theology that promotes the interrelatedness of religions in which encounter, openness, and permanent learning are central. Meir analyses and critically discusses the writings of great contemporary Jewish... more...

  • Jewish Responses to Persecutionby Leah Wolfson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 54.99

    With its unique combination of primary sources and historical narrative, this book provides an important new perspective on Holocaust history. Covering the final year of Nazi destruction and the immediate postwar years, it traces the increasingly urgent Jewish struggle for survival, which included armed resistance and organized escape attempts. Shedding... more...

  • Revisiting Holocaust Representation in the Post-Witness Eraby Diana I. Popescu; Tanja Schult

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This volume explores post-2000s artistic engagements with Holocaust memory arguing that imagination plays an increasingly important role in keeping the memory of the Holocaust vivid for contemporary and future audiences. more...

  • Revisiting Holocaust Representation in the Post-Witness Eraby Diana I. Popescu; Tanja Schult

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This volume explores post-2000s artistic engagements with Holocaust memory arguing that imagination plays an increasingly important role in keeping the memory of the Holocaust vivid for contemporary and future audiences. more...

  • Nachträge und Registerby Brigitte Mihok

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Volume 8 includes current supplements to all sections of the complete work and a detailed index with references. The volume, which concludes the encyclopedic compendium, also offers a summary essay by Wolfgang Benz on the lines of development and phenomena of anti-Semitism, from anti-Judaism to Anti-Zionism. more...