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Europe: Jewish History, Life & Values

(see also Zionism, Holocaust, Poland, Palestine before 1948, Israel & Jewish American History, Life & Values)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Musarium. Lithuania: Looking Back. Lawrence Salzman photos.

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ben-Sasson, Hayim (ed.) A History of the Jewish People (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2003).

Epstein, Isidore. Judaism: A Historical Presentation (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1959).

Gartner, Lloyd P. A History of the Jews in Modern Times (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Gilman, Sander. The Jew's Body (NY: Routledge, 1992).

Heschel, Abraham. The Earth is the Lord's: The Inner World of the Jew in East Europe (NY: H. Schuman, 1950).

Kurlansky, Mark. A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry (NY: Ballantine, 2002). Story of holocaust survivors & postwar returnees in Berlin, Paris, Prague & Budapest.

Mandel, Maud S. In the Aftermath of Genocide: Armenians & Jews in Twentieth-Century France (Durham, NC: Duke, 2003)

Mendes-Flohr, Paul & Jehunda Reinharz. The Jew in the Modern World: A Documentary History (NY: Oxford, 1995).

Nadler, Steven. Rembrandt's Jews (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2003).

Potok, Chaim. Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews (NY: Knopf, 1978).

Rakovsky, Puah. My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman: Memoirs of a Zionist Feminist in Poland (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2003).

Samuel, Maurice. The World of Sholem Aleichem (NY, 1973).

Scheindlin, Raymond P. A Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood (NY: Oxford, 2000).

Stein, Sarah Abrevaya. Making Jews Modern: The Yiddish & Ladino Press in the Russian & Ottoman Empires (Bloomington: Indiana U., 2003).

Todorov, Tzvetan. The Fragility of Goodness: Why Bulgaria's Jews Survived the Holocaust (Princeton NJ: Princeton U., 2001).

Velmans, Edith. Edith's Story: The True Story of a Young Girl's Courage & Survival During World War II (NY: Bantam, 2001).

Vital, David. A People Apart: A Political History of the Jews in Europe 1789-1939 (NY: Oxford, 2001).

In the Library: Fiction

Richler, Nancy. Your Mouth is Lovely (NY: Ecco, 2002). Shtetl life & anti-Tsarist politics in the Pripet marsh region of Ukraine, & in Siberia.

Schwartz-Bart, André. The Last of the Just [1950] (NY, 1960).

Stavans, Ilan (ed.) The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (NY: Oxford, 1998).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Jacob the Liar" [1974], dir. Frank Beyer, 96m. From First Run Features. Polish ghetto story from World War II.

"The Pianist"


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