Download E-books Arrows in the Dark: David Ben-Gurion, the Yishuv Leadership, and Rescue Attempts during the Holocaust PDF

By Tuvia Friling

Arrows at the hours of darkness recounts and analyzes the numerous efforts of relief and rescue made through the Jewish neighborhood of Palestine—the Yishuv—to offer suggestions to eu Jews dealing with annihilation by means of the Nazis. Tuvia Friling presents a close account of the actions performed on the behest of David Ben-Gurion and the Yishuv management, from bold makes an attempt to extract Jews from Nazi-occupied territory, to proposals for direct negotiations with the Nazis. via its wealthy array of element and first documentation, this e-book indicates the huge scope and complexity of Yishuv job at present, refuting the concept that Ben-Gurion and the Yishuv overlooked the plight of eu Jews through the Holocaust.

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Download E-books A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry (Ballantine Reader's Circle) PDF

By Mark Kurlansky

A robust, DEEPLY relocating NARRATIVE OF desire REBORN

Fifty years after it used to be bombed to rubble, Berlin is once more a urban during which Jews assemble for the Passover seder. Paris and Antwerp have lately emerged as very important new facilities of Jewish tradition. Small yet proud Jewish groups are revitalizing the traditional facilities of Budapest, Prague, and Amsterdam. those courageous, decided Jewish women and men have selected to settle–or remain–in Europe after the devastation of the Holocaust, yet they've got paid a cost. one of the unforeseen hazards, they've got needed to take care of an alarming resurgence of Nazism in Europe, the unfold of Arab terrorism, and the impression of the Jewish nation on eu life.

Delving into the intimate tales of eu Jews from all walks of lifestyles, Kurlansky weaves jointly a brilliant tapestry of people maintaining their traditions, and flourishing, within the shadow of background. An inspiring tale of a tenacious those who have rebuilt their lives within the face of incomprehensible horror, A selected Few is a testomony to cultural survival and a party of the deep bonds that undergo among Jews and eu civilization.

“Consistently soaking up . . . A selected Few investigates the rather uncharted territory of an encouraging phenomenon.”
–Los Angeles occasions

“I can think about no publication that portrays with such intelligence, historic realizing, and journalistic aptitude what lifestyles has been like for Jews decided to construct lives in Europe.”

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Download E-books The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945: Stories of Survival (Excelsior Editions) PDF

Interviews with eighteen Jewish “hidden childrens” of France and Belgium, telling the tale in their survival in the course of international struggle II.

The historical past of France’s “hidden teenagers” and of the French voters who kept six out of 7 Jewish little ones and three-fourths of the Jewish grownup inhabitants from deportation in the course of the Nazi profession is little recognized to American readers. within the Hidden youngsters of France, Danielle Bailly (a hidden baby herself whose relations travelled in every single place rural France ahead of sending her to dwell with strangers who might shield her) unearths the tales at the back of the information of these who have been stored by way of the extreme acts of standard humans. Eighteen former “hidden youngsters” describe their lives prior to, in the course of, and after the warfare, recounting their fantastic trips and expressing their private gratitude to people who positioned themselves in danger to avoid wasting others.

“…make[s] a contribution to our wisdom of the Holocaust.” — AJL Reviews

“In interviews, the survivors published the social and mental struggles they've got needed to focus on through the years. so much have pursued effective careers and raised households. advised in interview or narrative shape, either methods are illuminating and made extra so via Betty Becker-Theye’s strangely fluent translation.” — Sacramento ebook Review

“The Hidden kids of France files the stolen childhoods of eighteen Holocaust survivors who're one of the final witnesses of the Nazi period. in this time the hot School’s college in Exile delivered to security over one hundred eighty nice students whose very lives, similar to those young ones, have been threatened via nationwide Socialism and the evil of Hitler. it truly is throughout the tales of survivors that we safeguard the reality and heritage of the earlier and train our destiny generations to make sure compassion and justice for all.” — Bob Kerrey, President, the hot School

“Meticulous translation. not like a few testimony literature the place the voice recording prevails, during this assortment every one testimony keeps somebody voice.” — Marilyn Gaddis Rose, translator of Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve’s Volupté: The Sensual Man

Danielle Bailly is likely one of the surviving “hidden children.” She was once Professor of Linguistics at Paris Diderot college till 1998. for the reason that then she has labored as a specialist and researcher.

Betty Becker-Theye is Professor Emeritus and previous Dean of the school of good Arts and arts on the college of Nebraska at Kearney and Adjunct Professor of contemporary Languages on the collage of Maine Hutchinson heart. She is the writer of The Seducer as Mythic determine in Richardson, Laclos, and Kierkegaard.

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Download E-books Children and Play in the Holocaust: Games among the Shadows PDF

By George Eisen

Sometimes an twist of fate of study produces a publication extra attractive than the single the historian initially meant. whereas sifting via fabric for his Ph.D. dissertation, which handled a completely assorted subject, Eisen came upon a diary from the Vilna ghetto written through Zelig Kalmanovitch. His tone was once sober, yet now not completely so. The passage that stuck Eisen's eye involved a playground erected round 1942 and the author's internal clash surrounded the coexistence of video games and activities and mass homicide within the ghetto.

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Download E-books A Brush With Death : An Artist in the Death Camps (Suny Series in Modern Jewish Literature and Culture) PDF

By Morris Wyszogrod

During this memoir Morris Wyszogrod recounts his studies from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt focus camp in 1945. He describes intimately the time he spent within the Warsaw Ghetto; his paintings as an artist for varied Luftwaffe team of workers on the Warsaw army airport; his studies on the Budzyn focus camp, the place he was once assigned to accessorize the residing quarters of the SS and to supply drawings at an orgiastic Oktoberfest; his elimination to Plaszow, the place he used to be placed to paintings digging up mass graves and burning the our bodies to do away with the proof of Nazi battle crimes; his witnessing of the firebombing of Dresden in February 1945; and his next liberation at Theresienstadt via the purple military in may perhaps 1945. simply as an artist may possibly sign up what he or she sees opposed to a delicate visible and ethical template, so Wyszogrod doubly registered what he observed and felt, either in his drawings and in his thoughts.

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Download E-books Displaced Person: A Girl's Life in Russia, Germany, and America PDF

By Ella E. Schneider Hilton

In her relocating and deeply own memoir, Ella E. Schneider Hilton chronicles her impressive youth -- one who took her from the purges of Stalinist Russia to the refugee camps of Nazi and postwar Germany to the cotton fields of Jim Crow Mississippi sooner than granting her entry to the yank dream. regardless of her difficult lifestyles as a refugee, Ella unearths solace in others and keeps her indomitably inquisitive spirit. all through her ordeals, she by no means relinquishes desire or sight of her objective of education.

Poignantly and freshly rendered, this can be a story of decision. it's the tale of a lady stuck up first within the maelstrom of global conflict II after which within the complexities of yankee southern tradition, adjusting to occasions past her keep watch over with resiliency as she searches for religion, wisdom, and a spot within the world.

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Download E-books Commemorating Hell: The Public Memory of Mittelbau-Dora PDF


This robust, wide-ranging background of the Nazi focus camp Mittelbau-Dora is the 1st booklet to research how reminiscence of the 3rd Reich developed all through adjustments within the German regime from global struggle II to the current. development on intimate wisdom of the heritage of the camp, the place a 3rd of the 60,000 prisoners didn't live on the warfare, Gretchen Schafft and Gerhard Zeidler study the political and cultural features of the camp's memorialization in East Germany and, after 1989, in unified Germany. throughout the carrying on with tale of Mittelbau-Dora, from its operation as a exertions camp for the V-1 and V-2 rockets to its social building as a monument, Schafft and Zeidler replicate an abiding curiosity within the reminiscence and commemoration of infamous nationwide events.

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Download E-books Auschwitz-TV: Reflexionen des Holocaust in Fernsehserien (Serienkulturen: Analyse - Kritik - Bedeutung) (German Edition) PDF

By Marcus Stiglegger

Die Miniserie Holocaust, deren Ausstrahlung 1978 in den united states ca. a hundred Millionen Zuschauer verfolgten, erreichte in West-Deutschland ein Jahr später etwa ein Publikum von sixteen Millionen. Der Band leitet die Entstehung von Marvin J. Chomskys Holocaust aus der culture der TV-Familiensagas (z.B. Roots) her und untersucht nah am fabric, welches Bild der historischen Ereignisse diese Fernsehserie und spätere Produktionen inszenieren. Zudem wird die Auswirkung der Serie bis heute verfolgt und veranschaulicht.​

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Download E-books Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 (Stanford Studies on Central and Eastern) PDF

Genocide within the Carpathians offers the historical past of Subcarpathian Rus', a multiethnic and multireligious borderland within the center of Europe. This society of Carpatho-Ruthenians, Jews, Magyars, and Roma disintegrated stressed of kingdom construction in interwar Czechoslovakia and, in the course of global conflict II, from the onslaught of the Hungarian profession. fees of "foreignness" and disloyalty to the Hungarian country associated antisemitism to xenophobia and nationwide defense anxieties. Genocide spread out as a Hungarian coverage, and Hungarian experts dedicated mass theft, deportations, and killings opposed to all non-Magyar teams of their efforts to recast the area as a part of an ethno-national "Greater Hungary."

In contemplating the occasions that preceded the German invasion of Hungary in March 1944, this e-book reorients our view of the Holocaust now not easily as a German force for continent-wide genocide, yet as a very overseas crusade of mass homicide, concerning violence opposed to non-Jews unleashed through initiatives of kingdom and state development. concentrating on either country and society, Raz Segal indicates how Hungary's genocidal assault on Subcarpathian Rus' obliterated not just tens of hundreds of thousands of lives but in addition a various society and lifestyle that at the present time, from the vantage aspect of our international of geographical regions, we discover tricky to imagine.

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Download E-books Rising '44: The Battle for Warsaw PDF

By Norman Davies

Some of the most dramatic and shameful episodes in global battle II used to be the doomed Warsaw rebellion of 1944—an rebellion that failed as the Allies betrayed it. Now that tale involves its complete poor lifestyles during this gripping account via the bestselling historian Norman Davies.

In August 1944, inspired through the development of the crimson military, the Polish Resistance poured 40 thousand opponents into the streets of Warsaw to reclaim town from the hated Germans. yet Stalin condemned the rebellion as a felony enterprise. For sixty-three days the Wehrmacht methodically set approximately crushing the uprising and destroying town. Following the battle’s determined development in the course of the cellars and sewers of Warsaw, Rising ’44 retrieves its topic from the shadows of historical past, revealing its pivotal significance to the end result of worldwide conflict II and the chilly warfare that followed.

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