The Jewish Wars

The Jewish Wars

Rivkah Fishman-Duker* | 28.02.2011

Edward Alexander, The Jewish Wars, Second edition.
New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Books, 2011, 206pp. … [more]

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

Rev. Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson | 31.01.2011

Based on the authorized biography, Mother of the Children of the Holocaust: The Irena Sendler Story, by Anna Mieszkowska, this movie, directed by John Kent Harrison, is a must-view for all historians and those interested in the Holocaust movie genre. … [more]

We Are What We Remember

We Are What We Remember

Franklin Sherman* | 31.01.2011

Konrad Görg, We Are What We Remember: Germans, Two Generations after Auschwitz – Voices to Remind Us. In Remembrance of Erwin Katz. With Forewords by Horst-Eberhard Richter and Erhard Roy Wiehn. Translated by Fritz Voll.
Konstanz, Germany: Hartung-Gorre Publishers, 2010. 116 pp. … [more]

A Zionist Journal in the Concentration Camp

A Zionist Journal in the Concentration Camp

Julia Brauch | 31.12.2010

Nitzotz. The Spark of Resistance in Kovno Ghetto and Dachau-Kaufering Concentration Camp.
Edited and with an Introduction by Laura Weinrib
Translated by Estee Weinrib
Syracuse University Press 2009 … [more]

The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism

The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism


Book review:
Marianne Dacy: The Separation of Early Christianity from Judaism. [more]

Nazis for Jesus/Jesus for Nazis

Fishman-Duker, Rivkah | 31.05.2010

Book review of The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany by Susannah Heschel. Princeton University Press, 2008, 339 pp. … [more]

Good Neighbors, Bad Times


Mimi Schwartz: Good Neighbors, Bad Times. Echoes of My Father's German Village, paperback, 2009. 280 pp. 20 illustrations, ISBN 978-0-8032-2640-1; $16.95 … [more]

Jerusalem: the city of two peaces

Lewis Gropp* | 31.01.2010

Jerusalem is a central point of reference for the three great monotheist faiths. King David made the city the political and religious capital of Israel, creating a centre for Judaism within and beyond the region. Jerusalem is a holy city for Christians as the place of Jesus of Nazareth's teaching, crucifixion and resurrection. It was here too that the first community of early Christians proclaimed their religion. And for Muslims, the city is traditionally the third most holy in Islam after Mecca and Medina. Before they prayed facing the Kaaba in Mecca, the most sacred site for Muslims, they directed their prayers towards Jerusalem. … [more]

And the Rat Laughed


And the Rat Laughed is a unique book. Unlike other Holocaust-related books that focus on the historical horrific events, this novel deals with the act of remembering them. It resembles a relay race in which the characters transfer memory from one another, while traveling on the axis of time. … [more]

Bad People. Anti-Semitism in South America -- widespread and rarely explored

Klaus Hart | 02.01.2009

Anti-Semitism in South Amerika is an area that is still not sufficiently researched. All the more welcome is a recently published Brazilian anthology that describes the phenomenon in its frightening dimensions, mainly in Latin America. … [more]