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  • Witness to Nuremberg

    The Many Lives of the Man who Translated at the Nazi War Trials

    In Witness to Nuremberg, the chief interpreter for the American prosecution at the Nuremberg trials after World War II offers his insights into dealing directly with Hermann Goering, a leading member of the Nazi Party, as well as the story of his own colorful, eventful life before and after the trials. At age twenty-two, Richard Sonnenfeldt was appointed chief interpreter for the American ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Real Odessa

    How Perón Brought the Nazi War Criminals to Argentina

    by Uki Goñi ...
    The groundbreaking expose of an international conspiracy to protect Nazi war criminals—now with new material and an introduction by Phillip Sands.As Russian forces closed in on Berlin, and Hitler’s premiership drew to a close, many Nazi officials fled Germany. In this startling, meticulously researched account, acclaimed journalist Uki Goni unravels the complex international network that led them ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • I Choose Life

    Two Linked Stories of Holocaust Survival and Rebirth

    I Choose Life is the true, first person account of two Jewish youths, Sol and Goldie, who survived Nazi concentration camps and transcended despair by choosing life. The book title derives from a harrowing encounter between Sol and the Commandant in Auschwitz. The Nazi cruelly forced Sol to choose between execution by hanging or firing squad. Sol, then 19-years-old, defied him, declaring, If I ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • A Rich Brew

    How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture

    ***Finalist, 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Modern Jewish Thought and Experience, presented by the Jewish Book CouncilWinner, 2019 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award, in the Jewish Literature and Linguistics Category, given by the Association for Jewish Studies***A fascinating glimpse into the world of the coffeehouse and its role in shaping modern Jewish cultureUnlike the synagogue, the house of ... Read more

    $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Nazi's Granddaughter

    How I Discovered My Grandfather was a War Criminal

    by Silvia Foti ...
    Hero–or Nazi?Silvia Foti was raised on reverent stories about her hero grandfather, a martyr for Lithuanian independence and an unblemished patriot. Jonas Noreika, remembered as “General Storm,” had resisted his country’s German and Soviet occupiers in World War II, surviving two years in a Nazi concentration camp only to be executed in 1947 by the KGB. His granddaughter, growing up in Chicago, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Constantine's Sword

    The Church and the Jews, A History

    by James Carroll ...
    The “monumental” New York Times bestseller in which a Catholic explores the problem of anti-Semitism through Church history (The Washington Post).A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable BookIn this “masterly history” (Time), National Book Award-winning author James Carroll maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year course of the Church’s battle against Judaism ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • You Gentiles

    There has been no shortage of writings detailing an incompatibility between Jewish and Gentile peoples from a variety of sources and perspectives. Many of these fade with the circumstances that sparked them, but a few make lasting contributions to the understanding of millennia of conflict. Preserved by his own stature as a titan of Jewish literature, Maurice Samuel authored You Gentiles (1924), ... Read more

    $7.45 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Man's Search for Meaning

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Useful Enemies

    America's Open-Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals

    How the United States protected John Demjanjuk: “A richly researched, gripping narrative about war, suffering, survival, corruption, injustice and morality” (Kirkus Reviews, starred).John “Iwan” Demjanjuk was at the center of one of history’s most complex war crimes trials. But why did it take almost sixty years for the United States to bring him to justice as a Nazi collaborator? The answer lies ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Brilliant Life

    My Mother's Inspiring True Story of Surviving the Holocaust

    The powerful, true story of a Holocaust survivor told by her daughter—a tale that reminds us of the resilience of the soul and the ability of the heart to heal.As Mira is nearing the end of her life, her daughter Rachelle wants to find out how her mother had lived through four concentration camps, including Auschwitz, and a Death March. There was a mystery to her survival, it seemed—which perhaps ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Holocaust Industry

    Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering

    A scathing criticism of those who exploit the tragedy of the Holocaust to shield Israel from criticism—by a major figure at the center of the Israel-Palestine debate.“The most controversial book of the year.” —GuardianIn his iconoclastic and controversial study, Norman G. Finkelstein moves from an interrogation of the place the Holocaust has come to occupy in global culture to a disturbing ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The 7 Deadly Myths

    Antisemitism from the time of Christ to Kanye West

    by Alex Ryvchin ...
    “With clarity and penetrating insight, Alex Ryvchin unravels the mystery of antisemitism… Mandatory reading for anyone concerned with the ethical fate of the human race.”― Isaac Herzog, President of the State of IsraelThe 7 Deadly Myths traces antisemitism from its earliest origins to the present day and uncovers the dangerous conspiracy theories that have corrupted reasoning and led people and ... Read more

    $16.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Who By Fire

    Leonard Cohen in the Sinai

    “An expedition into the troubled soul of one of the world’s greatest songwriters.“—Haaretz“Not only is a hidden side of Cohen revealed but so too a hidden side of Israel.“—David BezmozgisA Vanity Fair best book of 2022 * Mosaic Magazine best book of 2022The little-known story of Leonard Cohen’s concert tour to the front lines of the Yom Kippur War, including never-before-seen selec... ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • "Our Crowd"

    The Great Jewish Families of New York

    The #1 New York Times bestseller that traces the rise of the Guggenheims, the Goldmans, and other families from immigrant poverty to social prominence.They immigrated to America from Germany in the nineteenth century with names like Loeb, Sachs, Seligman, Lehman, Guggenheim, and Goldman. From tenements on the Lower East Side to Park Avenue mansions, this handful of Jewish families turned small ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Rosenberg by Any Other Name

    A History of Jewish Name Changing in America

    Winner, 2019 Saul Viener Book Prize, given by the American Jewish Historical SocietyA groundbreaking history of the practice of Jewish name changing in the 20th century, showcasing just how much is in a nameOur thinking about Jewish name changing tends to focus on clichés: ambitious movie stars who adopted glamorous new names or insensitive Ellis Island officials who changed immigrants’ names for ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Final Journey

    The Fate of the Jews of Nazi Europe

    A thoughtful and rigorous examination of the Jewish experience under Hitler’s “Final Solution”—based on eyewitness accounts and contemporary evidence.Focusing on firsthand narratives from survivors and supported by contextual scholarship, Gilbert presents a masterful cross-section of the experiences of the millions of European Jews who lost their homes, careers, families, and lives at the hands of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Spies of No Country

    Israel's Secret Agents at the Birth of the Mossad

    **“Wondrous . . . Compelling . . . Piercing.” —The New York Times Book ReviewAward-winning writer Matti Friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, including duplicity, betrayal, disguise, clandestine meetings, the bluff, and the double bluff—but it’s all true.**The four spies were young, Jewish, and born in Arab countries. In 1948, at the outbreak of war in ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Eagle Unbowed

    Poland and the Poles in the Second World War

    The Second World War gripped Poland as it did no other country in Europe. Invaded by both Germany and the Soviet Union, it remained under occupation by foreign armies from the first day of the war to the last. The conflict was brutal, as Polish armies battled the enemy on four different fronts. It was on Polish soil that the architects of the Final Solution assembled their most elaborate network ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The House of Twenty Thousand Books

    Named one of Kirkus's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history. For more than fifty years Chimen and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in their house of books that brought together many of the age’s greatest thinkers.The ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Holocaust in Hungary

    Evolution of a Genocide

    series Documenting Life and Destruction: Holocaust Sources in Context
    The Holocaust in Hungary provides a comprehensive documentary account of one of the most brutal and effective killing campaigns in history. After Nazi Germany took control of Hungary late in World War II, Jews were rounded up with unprecedented speed and sent directly to Auschwitz. They would form the largest group of victims who perished in that camp. The complex interplay between German and ... Read more

    $61.99 USD

  • The Nuremberg Trials (Vol. 1-22)

    Complete Transcript of the Trials: From the Beginning until the Sentencing

    The Nuremberg trials were a series of military tribunals held after World War II by the Allied forces under international law and the laws of war. The trials were most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, judicial, and economic leadership of Nazi Germany, who planned, carried out, or otherwise participated in the Holocaust and other war crimes. The trials ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • IBM and the Holocaust

    The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation-Expanded Edition

    by Edwin Black ...
    IBM and the Holocaust is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling shocker--a million copies in print--detailing IBM's conscious co-planning and co-organizing of the Holocaust for the Nazis, all micromanaged by its president Thomas J Watson from New York and Paris. This Expanded Edition offers 37 pages of previous unpublished documents, pictures, internal company correspondence, and other ... Read more

    $27.00 USD

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    National Book Award Winner: The definitive account of Nazi Germany and “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times).When the Third Reich fell, it fell swiftly. The Nazis had little time to destroy their memos, their letters, or their diaries. William L. Shirer’s sweeping account of the Third Reich uses these unique sources, combined with his experience living in ... Read more

    $17.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • History of the Jews

    by Paul Johnson ...
    National Bestseller"A tour de force. . . . A remarkable achievement." —New York Times Book Review"A marvelous book. . . . This is history: richly textured, provocative and wise." —Plain DealerFrom acclaimed historian Paul Johnson, author of Modern Times and A History of American People, this brilliant 4000 year survey covers not only Jewish histor... ... Read more

    $16.99 USD