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Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, c1978. First Printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, 364 pages. Illustrations. Name in ink on flyleaf. Card "With the compliments of the author" laid in. The focus is on British chicanery in this dramatic study of the Jewish struggle for a national home in Palestine. Following an introduction expressing the Jewish claim to the disputed area, Oxford historian Gilbert, further pursues the theme of British appeasement during the inter-war years--appeasement this time of their numerous Muslim colonial subjects vis-a -vis the Jews. Requiring Jewish assistance against Germany in the First World War and sympathetic to the Jewish need for a haven from persecution, the British in 1917 issued the Balfour Declaration. But the exigencies of postwar foreign policy required the gradual retraction of the promise, first by limiting Jewish immigration and Arab land sales in Palestine, then by attempting to create a permanent Jewish minority in an Arab-controlled country--until, in futility, they unloaded the problem on the UN. The scene deftly shifts from Palestine to England and back, laying bare--in documentary form--interactions between the British and the Zionists, officials in London and locals on the scene. Excerpted from newly-available British archives, diaries, and memoirs as well as from well-known secondary works, the first-person selections are/ skillfully linked with connective narrative. Though scholars will have some difficulty in identifying specific sources, Gilbert's technique of letting the participants tell their story makes for a vivid, authentic record.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Reprint. Fourth printing. Hardcover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. x, 619,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Daniel Jonah Goldhagen (born June 30, 1959) is an American author and former associate professor of political science and social studies at Harvard University. Goldhagen reached international attention and broad criticism as the author of two controversial books about the Holocaust: Hitler's Willing Executioners and A Moral Reckoning. He is also the author of Worse Than War, which examines the phenomenon of genocide, and The Devil That Never Dies, in which he traces his view of a worldwide rise in virulent anti-Semitism.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000. First Printing [Stated]. "A Fascinating Insight into a Virtually Unknown Chapter of Nazi Rule in Germany, Made all the More Engaging through a Son's Discovery of His Own Remarkable Parents." -Ted Koppel, ABC News "An Immensely Moving and Powerful Description of those Evil Times. I couldn't Put the Book Down." -James Galway "Martin Goldsmith has Written a Moving and Personal Account of a Search for Identity. His is a Story that will Touch All Readers with Its Integrity. This is not about Exorcising Ghosts, but Rather Awakening Passions that no One Ever Knew Existed. This is a Journey Everyone should Take." -Leonard Slatkin, Music Director National Symphony Orchestra "For Years I've been Familiar with Martin Goldsmith's Musical Expertise. This Book Explains the Source of His Knowledge and His Passion for the Subject. In Tracking the Extraordinary Story of His Parents and the Jewish Kulturbund, Martin Unfolds a Little-Known Piece of Holocaust History, and Finds Depths in His Own Heart that Warm the Hearts of Readers." -Susan Stamberg, Special Correspondent National Public Radio. vi, 346 pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Autographed copy sticker on front of DJ. Signed by author on title page. The author, National Public Radio commentator Martin Goldsmith, is the son of Gunther Goldschmidt and Rosemarie Gumpert, two courageous Jewish musicians who performed in the Judischer Kulturbund (formed in 1933 in Germany), which permitted Jewish artists to perform for Jewish audiences. Goldsmith's awards include Yale's Cultural Leadership Citation (1998) and, for Performance Today, a George Foster Peabody Award (1998). Goldsmith received a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins. He joined WETA-FM, Washington, DC, in 1975, serving as producer, announcer, music director and, eventually, program director. In 1987 he joined National Public Radio as a music producer for Performance Today. From 1989 to 1999 he was on-air host for that program, becoming senior commentator in 1999. Subsequently, moving to XM Satellite Radio, he now serves as director of classical music programming and is frequently heard on Sirius XM's Symphony Hall channel. His music reviews have appeared in the Washington Post.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1997. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is 9.25 inches by 12.25 inches. 255,  pages. Illustrations (many in color). Notes. Chronology. Further Reading. Index. Bookplate on title page, in slipcase. This was a Project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Washington, D.C. This is a Bulfinch Press Book. Chapter 7, Ruins and Remembrance, by Dov Levin. Chapter 8, Inner Life of the Kovno Ghetto, by Lawrence L. Langer. Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto, " held at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1997-Oct. 3, 1999. Brings together materials from Lithuania, Israel, and the United States to present a view of life, loss, survival, and defiance. Two essays describe the German assault on Lithuania's Jewry, and the Kovno Jews' efforts to devise a "normal" world in the ghetto. The Nazis established a civilian administration under SA Brigadefuhrer Hans Cramer to replace military rule in place from the invasion of Lithuania on June 22, 1941.