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  • Europe and the Jewsby Malcolm Hay; Walter Kaufmann

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    A detailed and moving account of the indignities and cruelties Jews have undergone at the hands of Christians and others in the West, from St John Chrysostom in the 4th century to Hitler in the 20th. Using Hitler's concentration camps as a point of departure, Hay leads us on a tour of the devilish scenes and spectacles which have been produced by... more...

  • The Devil and the Jewsby Joshua Trachtenberg; Marc Saperstein

    The Jewish Publication Society 2014; US$ 26.00

    A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil—literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew’s demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to... more...

  • Kerry's Childrenby Ellen Davis

    Seren 2014; US$ 12.99

    Ellen Davis was born in 1929 in the small German village of Hoof. Her Jewish family had lived there since 1760 but its peaceful existence was shattered when Hitler came to power and German Jews were persecuted. Ellen's autobiography tells the harrowing story of her childhood struggle to protect her younger brothers and sisters from the terrors of life... more...

  • The Zionist Ideaby Arthur Hertzberg

    The Jewish Publication Society 2014; US$ 35.00

    A classic since its initial publication in 1959, The Zionist Idea is an anthology of writings by the leading thinkers of the Zionist movement, including Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha-Am, Martin Buber, Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Judah Magnes, Max Nordau, Mordecai Kaplan, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, and David Ben-Gurion. more...

  • Eichmann's Jewsby Doron Rabinovici; Nick Somers

    Wiley 2014; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.99

    The question of the collaboration of Jews with the Nazi regime during the persecution and extermination of European Jewry is one of the most difficult and sensitive issues surrounding the Holocaust. How could people be forced to cooperate in their own destruction? Why would they help the Nazi authorities round up their own people for deportation, managing... more...

  • Meine Krone in der Ascheby Hanna Zack Miley

    Fontis Brunnen Basel 2014; US$ 17.99

    Als Hannelore (Hanna) Zack am 24. Juli 1939 - als siebenjähriges Mädchen - Köln in einem Zug Richtung London verließ, wusste sie das noch nicht: Sie war Teil des legendären "Kindertransports", dem kühnen Unterfangen, das 10.000 jüdische Kinder vor Hitlers Nazi-Regime rettete, indem es ihnen die sichere Fahrt nach England ermöglichte. In den folgenden... more...

  • Gone to Groundby Marie Jalowicz-Simon; Irene Stratenwerth; Hermann Simon; Anthea Bell

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 6.65

    Berlin 1941. Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Jewish woman, makes an extraordinary decision. All around her, Jews are being rounded up for deportation, forced labour and extermination. Marie takes off the yellow star and vanishes into the city. In the years that follow, Marie lives under an assumed identity, moving between almost twenty... more...

  • Forgotten Landby Lisa Cooper

    Urim Publications 2015; US$ 7.99

    Based on recorded conversations Lisa Cooper’s father had with his mother, Pearl, about her early life in Ukraine, A Forgotten Land is the story of one Jewish family in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, set within the wider context of pogroms, World War I, the Russian Revolution, and civil war. The book weaves personal tragedy... more...

  • Dancing with the Enemyby Paul Glaser

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 18.99

    When Paul Glaser discovered his Aunt Rosie’s remarkable wartime diaries, photographs and letters he was shocked: he had been raised as a Catholic, and had no knowledge of his Jewish heritage. But the story he was to uncover and reconstruct was one far larger and more dramatic than he could have ever imagined. Rosie Glaser was a magnetic force – hopeful,... more...

  • The Hands of Peaceby Marione Ingram; Thelton Henderson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    Born in Hamburg in the 1930s, Marione Ingram fled Nazi Germany, only to find racism as pervasive in the American South as anti-Semitism was in Europe. Marione moved first to New York and then to Washington, D.C. where, in 1960, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality, protesting discrimination in housing, employment, education, and other aspects... more...