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New York: Continuum, 1998. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. viii, , 532,  pages. Abbreviations and Acronyms. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. Pencil erasure residue on fep. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. Klaus Fischer is a cultural historian of Modern Europe with expertise in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Born in Germany in 1942, he arrived in the United States in 1959 as a 17-year-old emigrant. He attended Arizona State University and then the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his Ph.D. in 1972. He is the author of Nazi Germany: A New History and The History of an Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust.
Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2008. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xii, , 271,  pages. Includes introduction, 20 black and white illustrations, Acknowledgments, Notes, and Index. Also includes information on Independence and Expansion; The "Sephardic Republic": Salonika to 1923; Normalization to Destruction; "The Greeks": Greek Jews Beyond Greece; and Conclusion: Greek Jewish History--Greek or Jewish? This book is the first comprehensive English-language history of Greek Jews. The author describes the history of this diverse group and the processes that worked to make them emerge as a collective. It also follows Jews as they left Greece, as deportees to Auschwitz or emigres to Palestine/Israel and New York's Lower East Side. Katherine Elizabeth Fleming is the Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization in the Department of History at New York University (NYU). Fleming holds a Ph.D. in History (1995) from the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in the modern history of Greece and the broader Mediterranean context, with a focus on religious minorities. Fleming is is the second director of the Remarque Institute. In addition to her appointments at NYU, Fleming is a permanent associate member of the faculty of the department of history of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where she runs a longstanding workshop on the history of the Mediterranean with the French historian of Italy, Gilles Pécout. Fleming has sat on the boards of numerous journals, among them the American Historical Review. Fleming is also President of the board of the University of Piraeus in Athens, Greece.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1990. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. Format is 7.5 inches by 8.75 inches. , 110,  pages. Illustrated with 94 paintings (some in color) and drawings. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, To Ronnie & Dave Hirschberg, With best wishes, Toby Knobel Fluek. Includes Acknowledgments, and chapters on My Family at Work; Preparations for the Sabbath; The Holidays; Our Neighbors; The Russian Occupation; The German Occupation, and Liberation. This jewel of a memoir--told in Toby Fluek's own moving and beautiful paintings and drawings and her equally moving text--is the story of a young Jewish girl growing up in a Polish farm village, from the peaceful early 1930s through the tragic war years, and finding safe harbor at last. Scene by scene, person by person, Toby Fluek unfurls a unique view of Jewish life. She introduces us to her village, to her family, to the people among whom they lived, Jewish and Catholic; she shows us what they did, how they fared, how customs and holidays were observed--and, with both feeling and restraint, illustrates how this long-enduring way of life was disrupted and shattered by World War II. She takes her family through Russian occupation, through the devastation wreaked by the Nazis and, finally, to a new beginning in America. After the war, Fluek and her mother were sent to multiple displaced persons (DP) camps, eventually making their way to Bad Wörishofen where Fluek's mother was treated in the DP hospital while the pair waited to immigrate to the United States. Fluek met and married her husband, Abraham, in the DP camp before relocating to the Bronx, New York, in December 1949.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. Fifth printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 276 pages. DJ has some edgewear and soiling. Jonathan Safran Foer (born February 21, 1977) is an American novelist. He is best known for his novels Everything Is Illuminated (2002), Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2005), and for his non-fiction work Eating Animals (2009). His most recent novel, Here I Am, was published in 2016. He teaches creative writing at New York University. Foer graduated from Princeton in 1999 with a degree in philosophy, and traveled to Ukraine to expand his thesis. In 2001, he edited the anthology A Convergence of Birds: Original Fiction and Poetry Inspired by the Work of Joseph Cornell, to which he contributed the short story, "If the Aging Magician Should Begin to Believe". His Princeton thesis grew into a novel, Everything Is Illuminated, which was published by Houghton Mifflin in 2002. The book earned him a National Jewish Book Award (2001) and a Guardian First Book Award (2002). Foer shared the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize with fellow authors Will Heinrich and Monique Truong in 2004. In 2005, Liev Schreiber wrote and directed a film adaptation of the novel, which starred Elijah Wood.
New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., 1988. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm. 422,  pages. Illustrations. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Inscribed to Jared Blum on second fep. Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Arnold Forster was an American Jewish leader, lawyer and writer who was a longtime executive of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Werth. Associated with the Anti-Defamation League for nearly six decades, Mr. Forster was its general counsel from 1946 to 2003. He helped document and combat myriad forms of anti-Semitism in the United States and overseas. His books, many of which began as league reports, include “The Trouble-Makers” (Doubleday, 1952), “ and “The New Anti-Semitism” (McGraw-Hill, 1974), all written with Benjamin R. Epstein. Mr. Forster was also the author of a memoir, “Square One”, which has a foreword by Elie Wiesel. Mr. Forster wrote the screenplays of several documentary films including “The Avenue of the Just”, about Gentiles who saved Jews during the Holocaust, and “Zubin and the I.P.O.”, about Zubin Mehta, the music director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Forster recounted his decades-long campaign against bigotry. Reviewing the memoir in The New York Times Book Review, Marlene Sanders called it “an earnest chronicle of the useful life of a dedicated man.” Ms. Sanders continued: “The work of Mr. Forster and the league over the years has contributed to eliminating many institutionalized forms of prejudice.” She added, “We may not be back to ‘Square One’ in solving the problem, but this book is a reminder that there is still work to be done.”.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1952. First U.S. Edition, later printing. Hardcover. 285,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. This is a later printing, since the words "First Edition" do not appear on the verso. Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. Front and rear boards weak and repaired with tape. This was first published in Holland in 1947 under the title Het Achterhuis. Part of the house was called the Secret Annexe in the English text. The Diary of a Young Girl (also known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944, and Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was retrieved by Miep Gies, who gave it to Anne's father, Otto Frank, the family's only known survivor, just after the war was over. The diary has since been published in more than 60 languages. First published under the title Het Achterhuis. Dagboekbrieven 14 Juni 1942 – 1 Augustus 1944 (The Annex: Diary Notes 14 June 1942 – 1 August 1944) by Contact Publishing in Amsterdam in 1947, the diary received widespread critical and popular attention on the appearance of its English language translation Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Doubleday & Company (United States) and Valentine Mitchell (United Kingdom) in 1952.
New York: Delacorte Press, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 322,  pages. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads 2/23/99 For Claudia All best wishes! Helen Fremont. Helen Fremont is an award-winning author and essayist. She wrote the critically-acclaimed, national best-selling book, After Long Silence. Her latest book, The Escape Artist, was selected as an “Editor’s Choice” new book by The New York Times in 2020. Helen Fremont, a lawyer and writer, was raised Roman Catholic by her Eastern European émigré parents. It was not until she was thirty-five that she discovered that her parents were, in fact, Jewish Holocaust survivors. The story of her parents’ survival, as well as her own efforts to piece together her family’s hidden identity is recorded in her memoir, After Long Silence. A national bestseller and Featured Alternate of the Book of the Month Club, the book has been published in England and Germany. It was selected by The New York Times as a “New and Noteworthy” book in 2000. Her critically acclaimed memoir, The Escape Artist, was selected as a New York Times “Editor’s Choice” in 2020. It was also recommended as one of the “Best New Books” by People Magazine in 2020, and BookPage named it a “Reader’s Choice” book of 2020. Helen is a graduate of Boston University Law School, and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She has been a consultant with the U.S. Justice Department. Her works of fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The New York Times, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and Lilith, among other publications.