“Drawing on considerable research, the author fashions a richly detailed, highly readable account of presidential leadership in perilous times.”
"Katin is a powerful visual storyteller, deeply honest and personal and sadly, all too relevant."
It should be said that this is a paperback release of a book first published in 2015.
“Were it not for the horrors visited on Germany’s European neighbors, as well as on many of its own citizens, by the Nazis, one might almost feel a twinge of sympathy for the common German.
“Freedland enthusiastically makes his informal retelling of this story of a daring escape from a horror on an unimaginable scale a particular tale of high adventure.”
The spirit of the title hints at the message: A British prosecutor at Nuremberg, Sir Hartley Shawcross, encouraged the judges to imagine that all of humanity stood before them, crying out, “These a
The pogroms of Russia have long served as the backdrop to bigger stories.
“Reading this book and using other books like it as teaching tools is critical, particularly in our current climate of racism and bigotry.
“Snyder’s book graphically, relentlessly details the horrific murders committed by the Nazi and Soviet regimes in the vast geographic region between Germany and Russia.”
“Benson tells this little known chapter of American Jewish history well and with passion”
“a gripping story . . . one that really happened.”
“Eddie Jaku lifts our spirits.”
“a brilliant book, one that lays out several gripping mysteries and reveals how the personal is very much political, all wrapped in a compelling narrative that will keep readers turning the
Within an overall historical event are the individual stories.
We’ve all, at some point, had this experience: tidying up, digging around, cleaning out the drawers, or fussing about the attic, we find . . .
“It took Europe arguably two generations to fully face up to its shameful Holocaust past.
Auschwitz, Buckenwald, Bergen-Belsen: the names are familiar to readers who have taken an interest in the German concentration camps that operated from the mid-1930s until 1945, when Russian soldie
“Justice, even decades later, should send a message that these are crimes for which atonement must be paid in full.”
“Bernice Lerner has provided us the opportunity to see what results when one woman’s will to survive and one man’s humanity are combined.”
Although this is an English language reprint of a memoir originally published in 1946, it shouldn’t be terribly surprising that it still has considerable relevance as a first-pers
“brilliant . . . an important addition with its focus on the lives of women and its unbearably vivid details.”
“Only a spiritual and moral awakening can save humanity from destroying itself as an outcome of prejudice and bigotry.”
“if we are to judge those who collaborated with Nazis, we must deliberate upon their dilemmas in order to deepen our own definition and sense of humanity.”
“This journal is my life, my companion and my confidant. Without it, I would be lost. In it, I pour out all my heart’s feelings, until I feel somewhat relieved.
“The Unwanted reads like a combination family history and national tragedy on two continents.