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  • Hitler's Jewish soldiersHitler's Jewish soldiers : the untold story of Nazi racial laws and men of Jewish descent in the German military

    Rigg, Bryan Mark, 1971-

  • Memento ParkMemento Park

    Sarvas, Mark, author.

  • UnorthodoxUnorthodox : the scandalous rejection of my Hasidic roots

    Feldman, Deborah, 1986-

  • In this hourIn this hour : Heschel's writings in Nazi Germany and London exile

    Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972, author.

    "This first English publication of selected German writings by Abraham Joshua Heschel written during his years in Nazi Germany and London exile reveals his insights on the redemptive role of Jewish learning"--Provided by the publisher.

  • The promised cityThe promised city : New York's Jews, 1870-1914

    Rischin, Moses, 1925-

  • Revered Wisdom: JudaismRevered Wisdom: Judaism

  • Underground fugueUnderground fugue : a novel

    Singer, Margot, author.

    "Set against the backdrop of the tube bombings in London in 2005, Underground Fugue interweaves the stories of four characters who are dislocated by shock waves of personal loss, political violence, and, ultimately, betrayal. It's April and Esther has left New York for London, partly to escape her buckling marriage, and partly to care for her dying mother; Lonia, Esther's mother, is haunted by memories of fleeing Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II; Javad, their next-door neighbor and an Iranian neuroscientist, struggles to connect with his college-aged son; and Amir, Javad's son, is seeking both identity and escape in his illicit exploration of the city's forbidden spaces. As Esther settles into life in London, a friendship develops among them. But when terrorists attack the London transit system in July, someone goes missing, and the chaos that follows both fractures the possibilities for the future, and reveals the deep fault lines of the past. With nuanced clarity and breathtaking grandeur, Margot Singer's Underground Fugue is an elegant, suspenseful, and deeply powerful debut"--

  • Hitler's gladiatorHitler's gladiator : the life and wars of Panzer army commander Sepp Dietrich

    Messenger, Charles, 1941-

  • Esther storiesEsther stories

    Orner, Peter.

  • Anya's warAnya's war

    Alban, Andrea.

    In 1937, the privileged and relatively carefee life of a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, whose family emigrated from Odessa, Ukraine, to Shanghai, China, comes to an end when she finds an abandoned baby, her hero, Amelia Earhart, goes missing, and war breaks out with Japan. Based on the author's family history.

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  • The flight portfolioThe flight portfolio

    Orringer, Julie, author.

    "The long-awaited new work from the best-selling author of The Invisible Bridge takes us back to occupied Europe in this gripping historical novel based on the true story of Varian Fry's extraordinary attempt to save the work, and the lives, of Jewish artists fleeing the Holocaust In 1940, Varian Fry--a Harvard educated American journalist--traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to rescue within a few weeks. Instead, he ended up staying in France for thirteen months, working under the veil of a legitimate relief organization to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and set up an underground railroad that led over the Pyrenees, into Spain, and finally to Lisbon, where the refugees embarked for safer ports. Among his many clients were Hannah Arendt, Franz Werfel, Andre Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall. The Flight Portfolio opens at the Chagalls' ancient stone house in Gordes, France, as the novel's hero desperately tries to persuade them of the barbarism and tragedy descending on Europe. Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, impossible to put down, this is historical fiction of the very first order, and resounding confirmation of Orringer's gifts as a novelist"--

  • Ben HechtBen Hecht : fighting words, moving pictures

    Hoffman, Adina, author.

    He was, according to Pauline Kael, "the greatest American screenwriter." Jean-Luc Godard called him "a genius" who "invented 80 percent of what is used in Hollywood movies today." Besides tossing off dozens of now-classic scripts-including Scarface,Twentieth Century, and Notorious-Ben Hecht was known in his day as ace reporter, celebrated playwright, taboo-busting novelist, and the most quick-witted of provocateurs. During World War II, he also emerged as an outspoken crusader for the imperiled Jews of Europe, and later he became a fierce propagandist for pre-1948 Palestine's Jewish terrorist underground. Whatever the outrage he stirred, this self-declared "child of the century" came to embody much that defined America-especially Jewish America-in his time. Hecht's fame has dimmed with the decades, but Adina Hoffman's vivid portrait brings this charismatic and contradictory figure back to life on the page. Hecht was a renaissance man of dazzling sorts, and Hoffman-critically acclaimed biographer, former film critic, and eloquent commentator on Middle Eastern culture and politics-is uniquely suited to capture him in all his modes.

  • No Place to Be But HereNo Place to Be But Here. My life and times

    Mild, Larry.

  • America's Jewish womenAmerica's Jewish women : a history from colonial times to today

    Nadell, Pamela Susan, author.

  • First the JewaFirst the Jewa : Combaing the world's Longest running hate Campaign

    Moffiic, Rabbi Evam.

  • WitnessWitness : lessons from Elie Wiesel's classroom

    Burger, Ariel, author.

    "[Elie Wiesel] taught at Boston University for nearly four decades, and with this book, Ariel Burger--devoted protégé, apprentice, and friend--takes us into the sacred space of Wiesel's classroom. There, Wiesel challenged his students to explore moral complexity and to resist the dangerous lure of absolutes. In bringing together never-before-recounted moments between Wiesel and his students, Witness serves as a moral education in and of itself--a primer on educating against indifference, on the urgency of memory and individual responsibility, and on the role of literature, music, and art in making the world a more compassionate place."--Dust jacket flap.

  • Turning points in Jewish historyTurning points in Jewish history

    Rosenstein, Marc, 1946-, author.

    "Examining the entire span of Jewish history through the lens of thirty pivotal moments in the Jewish people's experience from biblical times through the present, Turning Points in Jewish History provides "the big picture": both a broad and a deep understanding of the Jewish historical experience"--

  • Honey and poiHoney and poi / appendix

    Sgan, Mathew.

  • Lincoln and the JewsLincoln and the Jews : a history

    Sarna, Jonathan D.

  • Jujitsu rabbi and the godless blondeJujitsu rabbi and the godless blonde : a true story

    Dana, Rebecca.

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