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  • Jews and Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Russiaby Erich Haberer

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 46.00

    A caregully researched study of 100 years of the Russian-Jewish revolutionary history. more...

  • Zionism and the Foundations of Israeli Diplomacyby Sasson Sofer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 50.00

    Historical reconstruction of the origins of Zionist ideology demonstrating its influence on Israeli politics. more...

  • Modern Ladino Cultureby Olga Borovaya

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 33.99

    Olga Borovaya explores the emergence and expansion of print culture in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), the mother tongue of the Sephardic Jews of the Ottoman Empire, in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. She provides the first comprehensive study of the three major forms of Ladino literary production—the press, belles lettres, and theater—as... more...

  • 163256by Michael Englishman

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 12.95

    163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman's astonishing story of courage, resourcefulness, and moral fibre as a Dutch Jew during World War II and its aftermath, from the Nazi occupation of Holland in 1940, through his incarceration in numerous death and labour camps, to his eventual liberation by Allied soldiers in 1945 and his emigration... more...

  • Becoming My Mother's Daughterby Erika Gottlieb

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2008; US$ 14.95

    Becoming My Mother's Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through the Holocaust and the communist takeover after World War II, to the family's dramatic escape and emmigration... more...

  • And Peace Never Cameby Elisabeth M. Raab

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 16.95

    "It is Easter Sunday, April 1945, early in the morning, maybe just dawn. We stand still, like frozen grey statues. Us. Seven hundred and thirty women, wrapped in wet, grey, threadbare blankets, standing in the rain. Our blankets hang over our heads, drape down to the soil. We hold them closed with our hands from the inside, leaving only a small opening... more...

  • The Jewish Self-Imageby Michael Berkowitz

    Reaktion Books 2000; US$ 55.00

    This text explores the ways in which Jews visualized themselves as a political entity betwen 1881 and 1939. Keen to assimilate into the Western societies of which they were a part, Jews also sought to preserve and re-invent forms of solidarity for themselves. Their efforts of self-assertion in the face of conflicting impulses came to be embodied in... more...

  • Dutch Jewry in a Cultural Maelstromby Judith Frishman; Hetty Berg; J. de Jong; W. Koetsenruijter

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 34.95

    Not only the Jews but Dutch society at large was caught up in a cultural maelstrom between 1880 and 1940. In failing to form a separate pillar in a period when various population groups were doing just that, the Jews were certainly unlike contemporary Catholics or Protestants. In fact, the Jews were not trying to gain entrance in a pre-existing culture... more...

  • The Tin Ringby Zdenka Fantlova

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2011; US$ 11.99

    Review Zdenka Fantlová and her story made a lasting impression. She survived six concentration camps, endured horrors the like of which most of us can't begin to comprehend, yet never lost the will to live or her optimism for a better future. During her time in the camps she kept a little tin ring, made for her by her boyfriend. She risked her life... more...

  • Jewish Identities in Iranby Mehrdad Amanat

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    For minority faith groups living in nineteenth-century Iran, religious conversion to Islam - both voluntary and forced - was the primary means of social integration and assimilation. However, why was it that some Persian Jews instead embraced the emergent Baha'i Faith, which was subject to harsher persecution that Judaism? Mehrdad Amanat explores the... more...