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I would encourage anyone, of any religion (and indeed no religion) to read their stories of service and survival in some of the world's harshest seas.--Commander James Cohen QVRM RD VR RNR, formerly SO1 Maritime Trade Operations ***For those who served in the Merchant Navy in the World...
An Illustrated History
Cartoons uniting visual representation with cultural associations, can cause devastation. One picture may save a thousand words but we will never know how many hundreds of thousands of lives were not saved, how many millions of lives were not even lived, because of the climate...
The Life and Death of Janusz Korczak
This is the tragic story of Janusz Korczak (as featured in the major motion picture The Zookeeper's Wife) who chose to perish in Treblinka rather than abandon the Jewish orphans in his care. Korczak comes alive in this acclaimed biography by Betty Jean...
The Hidden Identities of Polish Jews
Made up of contributions by the three generations of Polish Jews ... it gives a multi-sided and nuanced picture not only of Jewish identity in Poland but of the complex history of Poland and its Jews from the Second World War to...
'Now No-One Sings You Lullabies'
Lawson, David; Salomonovicova, Libuse; Sustkova, Hana
The story of Ostrava and its Jews encapsulates in a small space (85 square miles) and a short time (ca. 150 years) a miniaturized history of Central Europe. It covers industrialization and massive economic growth, immigration and emigration, intolerance...
Pioneer of British Zionism
Edited by: Caute, David
Maurice L. Perlzweig (1895-1985) was the eldest son of an immigrant Jewish cantor and musical composer. The young Maurice gained degrees at UCL and Christ's College, Cambridge. Having abandoned Orthodox Judaism, he became second minister at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue...
Caught Somewhere Between Zion and Galut
'Thanks to the might of Israel, even Diaspora Jews can hold their heads up high'; so remarks Tomer in Amos Oz's 1966 novel Elsewhere, Perhaps. This quotation speaks to the profound impact which Zionism's successful campaign for Jewish statehood had on the...
Jewish Women as Forced Laborers in Bremen, 1944-45
In August 1944, 800 Jewish women from Hungary and Poland were moved from Auschwitz to Bremen to undertake forced labour. This important book presents unique research on a forgotten camp and its forgotten forced workers. Hartmut Müller writes from...
Confusion and Misperception from 1967 to 1979
How did United States-Iraq relations deteriorate into a double-feature war that destroyed Iraq's Ba'th regime, a secular sovereign government, and dragged the United States into an unforeseen chaos that has limited its willingness and ability to take part in other world affairs? The...
How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight
Who are the Jews from Arab countries? What were relations with Muslims like? What made Jews leave countries where they had been settled for thousands of years? What lessons can we learn from the mass exodus of minorities...