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Jewish

  • Sons and Soldiersby Bruce Henderson

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 15.99

    Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers , and Boys in the Boat , the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role in the Allied victory. In 1942, the U.S. Army unleashed... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Culturesby Nadia Valman; Laurence Roth

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 219.00

    The Routledge Handbook to Contemporary Jewish Cultures explores the diversity of Jewish cultures and ways of investigating them, presenting the different methodologies, arguments and challenges within the discipline. Divided into themed sections, this book considers in turn: How the individual terms "Jewish" and "culture" are defined, looking... more...

  • Space and Spatiality in Modern German-Jewish Historyby Simone Lässig; Miriam Rürup

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    What makes a space Jewish? This wide-ranging volume revisits literal as well as metaphorical spaces in modern German history to examine the ways in which Jewishness has been attributed to them both within and outside of Jewish communities, and what the implications have been across different eras and social contexts. Working from an expansive concept... more...

  • Besetztes Südosteuropa und Italienby Sara Berger; Sanela Schmid; Erwin Lewin; Maria Vassilikou

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 68.99

    Der Band dokumentiert die Lage der Juden und ihre Verfolgung in Süd- und Südosteuropa während des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Jugoslawien, Griechenland und Albanien wurden 1941 besetzt und unter den Deutschen und ihren Verbündeten, zu denen bis 1943 vorrangig das faschistische Italien gehörte, aufgeteilt. Mit dieser Einmischung Deutschlands auf dem südlichen... more...

  • None is Too Manyby Irving Abella; Harold Troper

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    None Is Too Many will undoubtedly continue to serve as a potent reminder of the fragility of tolerance, even in a country where it is held as one of our highest values. more...

  • Communism's Jewish Questionby András Kovács

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 168.00

    European-Jewish Studies reflect the interdisciplinary network and competence of the “ Centre for Jewish Studies in Berlin-Brandenburg ” which was founded in 2011. The Centre gathers together the most important institutions working on Jewish studies in the region – including the relevant universities and establishments in Berlin and Potsdam.... more...

  • 1944 Diaryby Hans Keilson; Damion Searls

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 17.50

    [ 1944 Diary ] is a deeply personal account, made even more remarkable that it was written during World War II and the horrors of the Holocaust . . . A moving and fascinating read." — Library Journal In 2010, FSG published two novels by the German- Jewish writer Hans Keilson: Comedy in a Minor Key —written in 1944 while Keilson was in hiding... more...

  • The Many Deaths of Jew Sussby Yair Mintzker

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    A groundbreaking historical reexamination of one of the most infamous episodes in the history of anti-Semitism Joseph Süss Oppenheimer—"Jew Süss"—is one of the most iconic figures in the history of anti-Semitism. In 1733, Oppenheimer became the "court Jew" of Carl Alexander, the duke of the small German state of Württemberg. When Carl Alexander... more...

  • I Must Belong Somewhereby Jonathan Dean

    Orion 2017; US$ 21.99

    Jonathan Dean's great-grandfather, David Schapira, lived a life of epic achievement and epic suffering. Forced to flee Ukraine at the outbreak of World War I, he was blinded fighting for his adopted country then survived - just - the concentration camp that country later sent him to. In between he found love and laughter in Vienna, and became the... more...

  • The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide To Football Gloryby David Bolchover

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 20.99

    Before Pep Guardiola and before José Mourinho, there was Béla Guttmann: the first superstar football coach, and the man who paved the way for the celebrated coaches of the modern age. More extraordinarily still, Guttmann was a Holocaust survivor. Having narrowly dodged death by hiding for months in an attic near Budapest as thousands of... more...