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Jews outside of Palestine

  • 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...

  • Wirtschaftsgeschichte des Mittelaltersby Hans-Jörg Gilomen

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 9.25

    Wer sich gleichermasen knapp, kompetent und umfassend uber die Wirtschaftsgeschichte des Mittelalters informieren mochte, dem sei dieser Band empfohlen. Er bietet eine gut gegliederte, facettenreiche und spannende Uberblicksdarstellung von der gesellschaftlichen Organisation, der wirtschaftlichen Produktion und der fur die Okonomie bedeutenden Infrastruktur... more...

  • Zwei Seiten einer Medaille?by Annabelle Petschow

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 46.28

    Im Zuge der so genannten "Eurokrise? ist das Begriffspaar "Nation und Europa? verstärkt in den Fokus der Öffentlichkeit gerückt. Wie genau steht es aber um das Verhältnis von deutschem Nationalstaat und europäischer Integration? Die gegenwärtige Diskussion um die Zukunft der europäischen Währungsunion wirft nichts Geringeres als die Frage... more...

  • Revisiting the Jewish Questionby Elisabeth Roudinesco

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    What does it mean to be Jewish? What is an anti-Semite? Why does the enigmatic identity of the men who founded the first monotheistic religion arouse such passions? We need to return to the Jewish question. We need, first, to distinguish between the anti-Judaism of medieval times, which persecuted the Jews, and the anti-Judaism of the Enlightenment,... more...

  • Countrymenby Bo Lidegaard; Robert Maass

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32

    The rescue of the Danish Jews from Nazi persecution in October 1943 is a unique exception to the tragic history of the Holocaust. Within a few weeks some 7,000 people managed to escape, leaving the German occupation forces in Denmark almost empty handed. What made this possible? Who rescued the Jews and who enabled their rescue? What was the... more...

  • The Shaping of Israeli Identityby Robert Wistrich; David Ohana

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    A dozen essays document the evolution of national myths in Israel as the heroic figures and events of independence and survival transmute into blind fanaticism, great-power manipulation, and traditional colonialism and genocide. Without passing any judgement on the changes, they delve into the meani more...

  • To Tell Their Childrenby Rachel Greenblatt

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    This book offers an examination of Jewish communal memory in Prague in the century and a half stretching from its position as cosmopolitan capital of the Holy Roman Empire (1583-1611) through Catholic reform and triumphalism in the later seventeenth century, to the eve of its encounter with Enlightenment in the early eighteenth. Rachel Greenblatt... more...

  • Sakrileg oder Gotteslob?by Juliane Irma Mihan; Bertram Schmitz

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.50

    Die Begriffe "Orgel? und "Synagoge? werden selten miteinander verbunden. Das verwundert insofern nicht, als dass die Einführung der Orgel in deutschen Synagogen des Reformjudentums erst 200 Jahre zurückliegt. In einem schwierigen Prozess im Verlauf des 19. Jahrhunderts und bis hinein in das 20. Jahrhundert grenzten sich die Reformgemeinden... more...

  • German Reparations and the Jewish Worldby Ronald W. Zweig

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    German Reparations and the Jewish World" has become a standard reference work since it was first published. Based extensively on archival sources, the author examines the difficult debate within the Jewish world whether it was possible to reach a material settlement with Germany so soon after Auschwitz. Concentrating on how the money was spent in rebuilding... more...

  • Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Mediterranean World After 1492by Alisa Meyuhas Ginio

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    The expulsion of the Jews, and later the Muslims from the Iberian Peninsula marked the beginning of a new era in the life of the Mediterranean world. The articles in this volume discuss the aftermath of the crucial historical events that took place in the Mediterranean world in 1492, focusing on the social, economic and cultural consequences of these... more...