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Kasztner's Crime

Kasztner's Crime

1st Edition

Paul Bogdanor
August 30, 2016

This book re-examines one of the most intense controversies of the Holocaust: the role of Rezs Kasztner in facilitating the murder of most of Nazi-occupied Hungary's Jews in 1944. Because he was acting head of the Jewish rescue operation in Hungary, some have hailed him as a saviour. Others have...

Let My People Go: The Transnational Politics of Soviet Jewish Emigration During the Cold War

Let My People Go: The Transnational Politics of Soviet Jewish Emigration During the Cold War

1st Edition

Pauline Peretz
August 30, 2015

American Jews' mobilization on behalf of Soviet Jews is typically portrayed as compensation for the community's inability to assist European Jews during World War II. Yet, as Pauline Peretz shows, the role Israel played in setting the agenda for a segment of the American Jewish community was...

Bearing Witness: A Personal Perspective on Sixty Years of Polish History

Bearing Witness: A Personal Perspective on Sixty Years of Polish History

1st Edition

Maria Jarosz
July 30, 2015

Bearing Witness offers personal insight into the collective experience of Poles over the last sixty years. One of Poland's leading social scientists combines objective, academic rigor with autobiographical, eyewitness accounts of historic events. Maria Jarosz reflects on the post-World War II world...

God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor

God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor

1st Edition

Hershey H. Friedman
May 30, 2014

Humor has had a profound effect on the way the Jewish people see the world, and has sustained them through millennia of hardships and suffering. God Laughed reviews, organizes, and categorizes the humor of the ancient Jewish texts—the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, and Midrash—in a clear, readable, and...

The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors

The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors

1st Edition

Reeve Robert Brenner
January 30, 2014

The Faith and Doubt of Holocaust Survivors reveals the victims' frank and thought-provoking answers to searching questions about their experiences: Was the Holocaust God's will? Was there any meaning or purpose in the Holocaust? Was Israel worth the price six million had to pay? Did the experience...

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