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  • How it happenedHow it happened : documenting the tragedy of hungarian jewry

    MUNKCSI, ERNO.

    "A gripping first-hand account of the devastating 'last chapter' of the Holocaust, written by a privileged eyewitness, secretary of the Hungarian Judenrat, and a member of Budapest's Jewish elite, How It Happened is a unique testament to the senseless brutality that, in a matter of months, decimated what was Europe's largest and last-surviving Jewish community. Writing immediately after the war and examining only those critical months of 1944 when Hitler's Germany occupied Hungary, Erno Munkácsi describes the Judenrat's desperation and fear as it attempted to prevent the looming catastrophe, agonized over decisions not made, and struggled to grasp the immensity of a tragedy that would take the lives of 427,000 Hungarian Jews in the very last year of the Second World War. This long-overdue translation makes available Munkácsi's profound and unparalleled insight into the Holocaust in Hungary, revealing the 'choiceless choices' that confronted members of the Judenrat as they were forced to execute the Nazi's orders. With an in-depth introduction, a brief biography of Erno Munkácsi, ample annotations by László Csosz and Ferenc Laczó, two dozen archival photographs, and detailed maps, How It Happened is an essential resource for historians and students of the Holocaust, the Second World War, and Central Europe."--

  • Menasseh ben israelMenasseh ben israel : rabbi of amsterdam

    Nadler, Steven.

  • When christians were jewsWhen christians were jews : the first generation

    Fredriksen, Paula.

  • A history of the MarranosA history of the Marranos

    Roth, Cecil, 1899-1970.

  • The other womanThe other woman

    Silva, Daniel, 1960-, author.

  • The Chanukkah GuestThe Chanukkah Guest

    Kimmel, Eric A.

  • Latkes and applesauceLatkes and applesauce

    Manushkin, Fran.

    When a blizzard leaves a family housebound one Hanukkah, they share what little food they have with some starving animals who later return the favor.

  • BelongingBelonging : a German reckons with history and home

    Krug, Nora, author, artist.

  • The land of truthThe land of truth : Talmud tales, timeless teachings

    Rubenstein, Jeffrey L., author.

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  • Meet the LatkesMeet the Latkes

    Silberberg, Alan, author, illustrator.

    "Lucy Latke's family is a family of potato pancakes. After lighting the menorah and gobbling the gelt, Grandpa Latke tells everyone the Hanukkah story, but it's up to the Latke family dog to set the record straight"--

  • The sisters of the winter woodThe sisters of the winter wood

    Rossner, Rena, author.

  • The chosen warsThe chosen wars : how Judaism became an American religion

    Weisman, Steven R., author.

    "The Chosen Wars tells the dramatic story of how Judaism redefined itself in America in the 18th and 19th centuries--the personalities that fought each other and shaped its evolution and, importantly, the force of the American dynamic that prevailed over an ancient religion. The struggles that led to a radical redefinition of Judaism illuminate the larger American experience. The transformation of the religion and culture of Judaism is a striking example. The story begins with the arrival of the first Jews in New Amsterdam and stretches the length of the nineteenth century as massive immigration take place and into the twentieth. First there was the practical matter of earning a living. Many immigrants traveled as peddlers from community to community where there were no kosher butchers. Doctrine was put aside. Then, determined to take their places as equals in the young nation, American Jews rejected identity as a separate nation and embraced a secular America. Judaism became an American religion. The changes did not come without argument, and Weisman tells the stories of the colorful rabbis and activists, including women, who would ultimately define American Judaism, and its divisions of Reform, Conservative and Orthodox which remain today: Rabbi Isaac Wise; Mordecai Manuel Noah; Moses Mendelssohn; Rebecca Gratz; Isaac Leeser are some of the major figures. The Chosen Wars is the important story of how Judaism enhanced America, and how America inspired Judaism"--

  • The Right Thing to Do at the TimeThe Right Thing to Do at the Time

    Zeller, Dov.

    a romantic comedy wrestling between idealism and cynicism.

  • The Tattooist of AuschwitzThe Tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel

    Morris, Heather, (Screenwriter), author.

    "In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnesses horrific atrocities and barbarism--but also incredible acts of bravery and compassion. Risking his own life, he uses his privileged position to exchange jewels and money from murdered Jews for food to keep his fellow prisoners alive. One day in July 1942, Lale, prisoner 32407, comforts a trembling young woman waiting in line to have the number 34902 tattooed onto her arm. Her name is Gita, and in that first encounter, Lale vows to somehow survive the camp and marry her"--Dust jacket flap.

  • The collector's apprenticeThe collector's apprentice : a novel

    Shapiro, Barbara A., 1951-, author.

    "It's the summer of 1922, and nineteen-year-old Paulien Mertens finds herself in Paris--broke, disowned, and completely alone. Everyone in Belgium, including her own family, believes she stole millions in a sophisticated con game perpetrated by her then-fiancé, George Everard. To protect herself from the law and the wrath of those who lost everything, she creates a new identity, a Frenchwoman named Vivienne Gregsby, and sets out to recover her father's art collection, prove her innocence--and exact revenge on George. When the eccentric and wealthy American art collector Edwin Bradley offers Vivienne the perfect job, she is soon caught up in the Parisian world of post-Impressionists and expatriates--including Gertrude Stein and Henri Matisse, with whom Vivienne becomes romantically entwined. As she travels between Paris and Philadelphia, where Bradley is building an art museum, her life becomes even more complicated: George returns with unclear motives . . . and then Vivienne is arrested for Bradley's murder"--

  • Under the Sabbath lampUnder the Sabbath lamp

    Herman, Michael, 1964-

    "Izzy and Olivia Bloom tell their Shabbat guests the story of their Sabbath lamp, which Izzy's great-great-great grandfather and his family brought piece-by-piece when the immigrated to America"--Provided by publisher.

  • The Ruined HouseThe Ruined House : A Novel

    Namdar, Ruby, 1964-, author.

    Andrew P. Cohen, a successful NYU professor of comparative culture, is suddenly plagued with strange and inexplicable visions of an ancient religious ritual. As his superficially perfect world begins to unravel, he is forced to question his beliefs. Interspersed throughout the novel are pages from an ancient (pseudo)Talmudic text, harking back to the golden age of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Hidden in this frenzied, semi-opaque other narrative lies the mysterious key to understanding the drama of Andrew's life.

  • Waking lionsWaking lions

    Gundar-Goshen, Ayelet, 1982-, author.

  • Bubbe's belated bat mitzvahBubbe's belated bat mitzvah

    Pinson, Isabel.

    With encouragement and Torah lessons from her great-granddaughter, Bubbie has a bat mitzvah.

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