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Diary of a Jewish Housewife By Shirley Rosen Hodes
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A collection of "folk poetry" on themes of family, the immigrant experience, Jewish heritage, and common human emotions.
Diary of a Jewish Housewife By Shirley Rosen Hodes
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A collection of "folk poetry" on themes of family, the immigrant experience, Jewish heritage, and common human emotions.
Germany and the Jewish Question By Friederich Karl Wiehe
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First published by the Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question in Berlin in 1938, this book became the standard work which set out to explain the policies of National Socialist Germany to the... More > outside world. Starting with the time of the first anti-Jewish riots in Alexandria to the Age of Enlightenment, this work shows how host nations have attempted to welcome and assimilate Jewish immigrants—but that these attempts have always ended in anti-Semitism caused by Jewish behavior. It then moves on to a discussion of Jewish influence in Germany, starting with a detailed breakdown of Jewish numbers and areas of concentration with the 1871–1919 borders of Germany. In seven sections it explains how Jews: - Dominated the German economy, - Were the most financially corrupt element in pre-1933 Germany, - Dominated the far left, socialist and revolutionary parties, - Controlled the mainstream political parties and press, and - Dominated German culture—including the literary, film and stage worlds.< Less
Germany and the Jewish Question By Friederich Karl Wiehe
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First published by the Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question in Berlin in 1938, this book became the standard work which set out to explain the policies of National Socialist Germany to the... More > outside world. Starting with the time of the first anti-Jewish riots in Alexandria to the Age of Enlightenment, this work shows how host nations have attempted to welcome and assimilate Jewish immigrants—but that these attempts have always ended in anti-Semitism caused by Jewish behavior. It then moves on to a discussion of Jewish influence in Germany, starting with a detailed breakdown of Jewish numbers and areas of concentration with the 1871–1919 borders of Germany. In seven sections it explains how Jews: - Dominated the German economy, - Were the most financially corrupt element in pre-1933 Germany, - Dominated the far left, socialist and revolutionary parties, - Controlled the mainstream political parties and press, and - Dominated German culture—including the literary, film and stage worlds.< Less
Jewish Immigration to the United States from 1881 to 1910: Studies in History, Economics and Public Law, Vol. LIX, No. 4, 1914 By Samuel Joseph
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In this survey of Jewish immigration my purpose has been to present the main features of a movement of population that is one of the most striking of modern times. The causes of Jewish emigration... More > from Eastern Europe, the course of Jewish immigration to the United States and the most important social qualities of the Jewish immigrants are studied, for the light they throw upon the character of this movement. Certain economic and social factors, having a close bearing upon the past and present situation of the Jews in Eastern Europe and frequently neglected in the discussion of the various phases of this movement, have been emphasized in the examination into the causes of the emigration of the Jews from Eastern Europe and have been found vital in determining the specific character of the Jewish immigration.< Less
The Jewish Communities of Islington, 1730s-1880s By Petra Laidlaw
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Originally a picturesque village on the outskirts of London and now a vibrant part of the inner city, Islington was home to a significant Jewish population 200 years ago, and remained so until the... More > middle of the 20th century. But as London expanded and earlier inhabitants drifted outwards, the Jewish presence in these parts was forgotten. This volume relies on extensive research among original sources and contemporary commentators to bring back to life the several communities that lived here between the 1730s and the eve of mass immigration in the 1880s. The rich cast of former residents includes many of the great and the good of Jewish society, a great number of ordinary people whose lives are more obscure, and a few rogues. Two appendices set out some of the factual background and statistics underlying the narrative. Fully sourced and indexed, with 37 prints and photographs, which in the paperback edition are all in black and white< Less
The Jewish Communities of Islington, 1730s-1880s By Petra Laidlaw
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Originally a picturesque village on the outskirts of London and now a vibrant part of the inner city, Islington was home to a significant Jewish population 200 years ago, and remained so until the... More > middle of the 20th century. But as London expanded and earlier inhabitants drifted outwards, the Jewish presence in these parts was forgotten. This volume relies on extensive research among original sources and contemporary commentators to bring back to life the several communities that lived here between the 1730s and the eve of mass immigration in the 1880s. The rich cast of former residents includes many of the great and the good of Jewish society, a great number of ordinary people whose lives are more obscure, and a few rogues. Two appendices set out some of the factual background and statistics underlying the narrative. Fully sourced and indexed, with 37 prints and photographs, most in colour< Less
Ambershore: A Memoir of a Latvian-Jewish Woman By Rhoda Gurevich
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Ambershore is the autobiography of Rhoda Gurevich, a woman of Latvian Jewish heritage who survived the horrors of history. In this memoir, Gurevich chronicles her charmed early life in the... More > cosmopolitan capital of Riga, Latvia, which took a nightmarish turn following the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union, the invasion by the Nazis, and the annihilation of most of the country's Jewish population. Hers is a story of wits, luck, and survival, combined with a passion for culture and humanity that instilled Rhoda's life with dignity during some of civlizations darkest eras. Along with the tale of her journey from Riga to the United States, where she immigrated with her family in the 1970s, Ambershore gives a rare account of life in Latvia before, during, and after WWII, from the culinary riches of the Central Market and authentic Latvian Jewish recipes, to the details of the Russian occupation and Latvia’s independence. Readers will feel each bump, setback, and triumph in Rhoda’s journey.< Less
Ambershore: A Memoir of a Latvian-Jewish Woman By Rhoda Gurevich
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Ambershore is the autobiography of Rhoda Gurevich, a woman of Latvian Jewish heritage who survived the horrors of history. In this memoir, Gurevich chronicles her charmed early life in the... More > cosmopolitan capital of Riga, Latvia, which took a nightmarish turn following the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union, the invasion by the Nazis, and the annihilation of most of the country's Jewish population. Hers is a story of wits, luck, and survival, combined with a passion for culture and humanity that instilled Rhoda's life with dignity during some of civlizations darkest eras. Along with the tale of her journey from Riga to the United States, where she immigrated with her family in the 1970s, Ambershore gives a rare account of life in Latvia before, during, and after WWII, from the culinary riches of the Central Market and authentic Latvian Jewish recipes, to the details of the Russian occupation and Latvia’s independence. Readers will feel each bump, setback, and triumph in Rhoda’s journey.< Less
My American Dream By Bernard Reznick
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As the First World War drew to a close the chaos and violence of the Russian Civil War provided both impetus and opportunity for Jewish families still living in the Ukraine to immigrate to the United... More > States. These resourceful people left Eastern Europe with only what they could carry and arrived in America with nothing but their wits and their willingness to work hard. In the decades that followed they left an indelible mark on American society and created an enduring legacy for their children and grandchildren. Bernard Reznick’s story opens in a small Russian village and, through perseverance and ingenuity, ends in beautiful Beverly Hills. Along the way, he and his family escape the Russian pogroms, find new ways to make their living, and in California he finds his niche and his fortune in the mail delivery business. His story is, ultimately, that of an immigrant American living the American dream.< Less