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  • The Story of the Jews by Simon Schama
    The Story of the Jews (English, Paperback) Simon Schama

    It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.

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  • Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel
    Five Chimneys (English, Paperback) Olga Lengyel

    Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birchenau. This book is a necessary reminder of one of the ugliest chapters in the history of human civilization. It was a shocking experience. It is a shocking book.

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  • The Jewish Journey by Rebecca Abrams
    The Jewish Journey (English, Paperback) Rebecca Abrams

    A short, accessible and affordable history of the Jewish people. The objects featured can be seen in the Ashmolean Museum, and many of their stories have not been told before.

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  • A Constant Heart by Emily Russell
    A Constant Heart (Paperback) Emily Russell $12.90 $14.15
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  • Contemporary Left Antisemitism by David Hirsh
    Contemporary Left Antisemitism (English, Paperback) David Hirsh

    Today's antisemitism is difficult to recognize because it does not come dressed in a Nazi uniform and it does not openly proclaim its hatred or fear of Jews. This book looks at the kind of antisemitism which is tolerated or which goes unacknowledged in apparently democratic spaces: trade unions, churches, left-wing and liberal politics, the social gatherings of the chattering classes and the...

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  • The Generation of Postmemory by Marianne Hirsch
    The Generation of Postmemory (English, Paperback) Marianne Hirsch

    Can we remember other people's memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemoriesmultiply mediated images, objects, stories, behaviors, and...

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  • Feeling Jewish by Devorah Baum
    Feeling Jewish (English, Hardback) Devorah Baum

    In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish-even when you're not.

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  • Night by Elie Wiesel
    Night (English, Paperback) Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel

    Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This title presents an account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith.

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  • In Search of Israel by Michael Brenner
    In Search of Israel (English, Hardback) Michael Brenner

    "This edition is a substantially revised translation of Israel: Traum und Wirklichkeit des Jeudischen Staates by Micahel Brenner, A Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, Munchen 2016"--Title page verso.

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  • Night by Elie Wiesel
    Night (English, Paperback) Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel

    Elie Wiesel was fifteen years old when he and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. After the war, Wiesel studied in Paris and later became a journalist. During an interview with the distinguished French writer, Francois Mauriac, he was persuaded to write about his experiences in the death camps.

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  • Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction by David N. Myers
    Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) David N. Myers

    How have the Jews survived? For millennia, they have defied odds by overcoming the travails of exile, persecution, and recurring plans for their annihilation. This book charts the long journey of the Jews through history. At the same time, it points to two unlikely factors to explain the survival of the Jews: antisemitism and assimilation.

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  • Jewish Comedy by Jeremy Dauber
    Jewish Comedy (English, Hardback) Jeremy Dauber

    A celebrated scholar's rich account of Jewish humour: its nature, its development and its vital role throughout Jewish history.

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  • Margaret Thatcher by Robert Philpot
    Margaret Thatcher (English, Hardback) Robert Philpot

    The Honorary Jew sheds new light on significant events, influences and people hitherto unexplored in the career of Margaret Thatcher.

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  • The Search Warrant by Patrick Modiano
    The Search Warrant (English, Paperback) Patrick Modiano

    "Missing a young girl, Dora Bruder, 15, height 1.55m, oval-shaped face, grey-brown eyes, grey sports jacket, maroon pullover, navy blue skirt and hat, brown gym shoes.

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  • East End Jewish Cemeteries by Louis Berk
    East End Jewish Cemeteries (English, Paperback) Louis Berk

    Fine art photography and a history of two fascinating Jewish cemeteries in London's East End.

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  • Shakespeare and the Jews by James Shapiro
    Shakespeare and the Jews (English, Paperback) James Shapiro

    A new edition of the groundbreaking book that took full measure of how Jews were imagined in Shakespeare's time.

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  • Revolutionary Yiddishland by Sylvie Klingberg
    Revolutionary Yiddishland (English, Paperback) Sylvie Klingberg

    Recovering the history of the revolutionary Jewish tradition

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  • Luther's Jews by Thomas Kaufmann
    Luther's Jews (English, Hardback) Thomas Kaufmann

    The vexed and sometimes shocking story of Martin Luther, one of the most important figures in modern European history, and his increasingly vitriolic attitudes towards the Jews - as well as the ominous legacy of Luther's anti-semitism for the future of Germany in the centuries to come

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  • Maimonides in His World by Sarah Stroumsa
    Maimonides in His World (English, Paperback) Sarah Stroumsa

    While the great medieval philosopher, theologian, and physician Maimonides is acknowledged as a leading Jewish thinker, his intellectual contacts with his surrounding world are often described as related primarily to Islamic philosophy. This title demonstrates that he was deeply influenced not only by Islamic philosophy but by Islamic culture.

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  • Child Survivors of the Holocaust by Beth B. Cohen
    Child Survivors of the Holocaust (English, Paperback) Beth B. Cohen

    The majority of European Jewish children alive in 1939 were murdered during the Holocaust. Estimates suggest only 150,000 survived. In the aftermath of the Shoah, efforts by American Jews brought several thousand of these survivors to the US. In volume, historian Beth B. Cohen weaves together survivor testimonies and archival documents to bring their story to light.

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