New PDF release: The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia: Part One: The Jewish Oil

By Julien Hirszhaut,Valerie Schatzker,Anthony Polonsky,Miriam Beckerman

The near-annihilation of Europe's Jews within the moment international struggle destroyed not just a lot in their historical past, but additionally wisdom of the contributions they made to the areas within which they lived. within the Jewish Oil Magnates of Galicia, Valerie Schatzker rescues the almost-forgotten tale of the Jews who turned the "wildcatters" and oil barons in a single of the world's first petroleum industries.

Combining a historical past of Galicia's petroleum with an annotated English translation of Julien Hirszhaut's Yiddish novel Di yiddishe naftmagnatn (The Jewish Oil Magnates), Schatzker strains the near-century-long increase and bust cycle that came about within the Austro-Hungarian province - from the perilous, back-breaking paintings of digging for oil via hand, to the creation of the Canadian drill that elevated construction. Galician Jews labored within the from its commencing to its ultimate days less than German career. They have been pioneers in exploration, refining, and advertising, and within the first a part of the 20th century have been sought after between its technical, medical, and managerial leaders. After the 1st international struggle, as borders shifted and minorities clashed, oil assets declined. in the course of the moment global struggle, Nazi occupiers, utilizing Jewish slave labourers, squeezed out the final barrels for his or her conflict attempt.

Schatzker’s examine and Hirszhaut’s novel light up and tell one another: her monograph offers the ancient context for the unconventional and his novel presents color and aspect, personalizing the historical past. jointly, they provide a invaluable glimpse into Jewish lifestyles in a vanished era.

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Download e-book for iPad: another god: a novel of Independent Scotland by David Brauner,Ruth Morris

By David Brauner,Ruth Morris

What if…? The speculative fiction depicted in one other GOD has now not come to existence, no longer but. however it may possibly – after Scotland achieves independence. A rabbi’s dream may possibly switch the trajectory of 1 state and store one other country from destruction. a major minister’s Machiavellian patriotism might release a brand new geographical region on an aimless path into oblivion. One woman’s miracle can produce a love-child. And one other woman’s power and bold may perhaps rescue one thousand lives. Scotland’s destiny historical past is but to be written – or is it?

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Download PDF by Jose Miguel Roig,Lucinda Ellis: Requiem for Goethe

By Jose Miguel Roig,Lucinda Ellis

novellas by means of verified South American writer Jose Miguel Roig.

Requiem for Goethe: tells the story of the connection among males, a Nazi officer and a tender Jew, in a focus camp throughout the moment international battle.

Moon Over Rome: a romance among Charles, an American scholar, and Cristina, an top classification Colombian, at Cornell college. They fall in love, yet whereas on a trip to Bogotá for his or her marriage ceremony preparations, he's abducted through guerillas.

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Download PDF by AA.VV.: La rassegna mensile di Israel VOL. LXXVIII N. 3 SETT -DIC

By AA.VV.

"La Rassegna Mensile di Israel" nasce nel 1925 e da allora, salvo in step with una interruzione di quasi un decennio - dal 1939 al 1948 - causata dalle leggi antiebraiche prima e dagli eventi bellici poi, ha continuato l. a. sua pubblicazione con lo scopo di rendere accessibili ai suoi lettori le problematiche religiose, politiche, sociali e storico-culturali dell'ebraismo, dando modo di conoscere anche nuove ricerche in ambito archeologico, letterario, artistico e scientifico. Diretta a lungo da Dante Lattes (che fu anche uno dei suoi fondatori), negli oltre settanta volumi pubblicati sinora ha raccolto articoli di personalità eminenti, sia italiane che straniere. "Migrazioni, memorie" presenta una breve raccolta di articoli su temi apparentemente eterogenei ma uniti dalla comune ricerca consistent with un tratto comune ed "essenziale" dell'identità ebraica. Dà il tono al quantity, indicando altresì una possibile soluzione a questa sorta di enigma, l'articolo iniziale di Giuseppe Veltri dedicato alla pluralità delle tradition e alla migrazione del sapere. Vi fa seguito un testo di Luca Zevi su uno dei tratti peculiari della condizione dell'ebreo contemporaneo, ovvero los angeles memoria dello sterminio. Due articoli portano alla ribalta personaggi ebrei diversi in keeping with caratteristiche ed epoca nella quale hanno vissuto: Elizabeth Schachter scrive di Carlo Alberto Viterbo, che fu importante protagonista della vita sociale e assistenziale ebraica a cavallo della seconda guerra mondiale.

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Download e-book for kindle: Quanta stella c'è nel cielo: Anita B. (Italian Edition) by Edith Bruck,Raoul Precht

By Edith Bruck,Raoul Precht

Il romanzo di Edith Bruck, da cui il regista Roberto Faenza ha tratto il movie Anita B., ha nel titolo il primo verso di una ballata amara del giovane Peto˝fi, il grande poeta ungherese. «Quanta stella c’è nel cielo…»: sono i versi che Anita porta con sé, insieme a molti ricordi laceranti.Anita non ha ancora sedici anni. È una sopravvissuta ai campi. È bella, è sensibile, le end up della vita le hanno tatuato l’anima. Sta fuggendo da un orfanotrofio ungherese in line with andare a vivere a casa di una zia, Monika. Eli, il giovane cognato di Monika, è venuto a prenderla al confine in line with accompagnarla nel viaggio in Cecoslovacchia, dove si ritrova clandestina in un mondo ancora in subbuglio. Ma tutto questo a Eli non interessa: lo attira solo il corpo di quella ragazza e già sul treno, affollato di una moltitudine randagia, inizia a insidiarla in un gioco cinico e crudele."Quanta stella c’è nel cielo" è un romanzo dai risvolti inattesi. Racconta come si possa tornare dalla morte alla vita. E come, a volte, il cammino in step with ritrovare l. a. speranza possa seguire trame imprevedibili. Protagonista, intorno advert Anita, è un’umanità dolente, alla ricerca di una nuova esistenza: c’è chi vuole dimenticare e chi vuole ricordare, chi mette radici e chi si imbarca according to los angeles terra promessa, chi vuole rifiutare according to sempre ogni violenza e chi invece pensa che l’unico dovere è, dopo tutto, imbracciare il fucile in keeping with non essere mai più vittima. Edith Bruck offre in queste pagine l. a. storia palpitante di un’epoca cruciale del dopoguerra, quando tutto period in fermento tra mille difficoltà. Un’altissima meditazione sulla speranza, sulla straordinaria forza e fragilità di chi va verso una rinascita. E l. a. grande capacità della Bruck è il risvegliare violente emozioni nel lettore.

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Boris Sandler,Barnett Zumoff's Red Shoes for Rachel: Three Novellas (Judaic Traditions in PDF

By Boris Sandler,Barnett Zumoff

Red sneakers for Rachel, Sandler’s award-winning choice of 3 novellas, gains tightly wound stories that seamlessly comprise different genres, together with magic realism, satire, and autobiography, and profound mental profiles to create touching portrayals of the human adventure. Zumoff’s translation of Sandler’s unique Yiddish assortment makes the J. I. Segal Award–winning quantity on hand to English readers for the 1st time.

In the collection’s eponymous novella, Rachel, a daughter of Holocaust survivors raised in Brighton seashore, encounters a Moldovan Jewish immigrant divorcee as she is tending to her disabled, aged mom alongside the Coney Island boardwalk. because the start a dating, the tale unearths their prior and the commonalities among little ones of Holocaust survivors raised in very diverse societies. within the novella Karolina Bugaz, an exhausted Moldovan Jewish immigrant architect leaves his spouse and newly spiritual son at the back of to head on a cruise to a mysterious island, that can simply be a right away voyage via house and time into his earlier. within the volume’s such a lot acclaimed tale, Halfway Down the line again to You, an aged Moldovan Holocaust survivor in Israel separated from her youngsters by way of emigration needs to confront her previous as her failing brain starts to blur the bounds among her everyday life and the horrors of conflict sixty years ahead of. The novella used to be tailored via the writer into an acclaimed play, which has been staged within the usa, Belgium, and France.

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Read e-book online My True and Complete Adventures as a Wannabe Voyageur PDF

By Phyllis Rudin

In this coming-of-age tale, Benjie Gabai is confident he’s been the sufferer of a poor cosmic hoax. rather than being born within the 18th century as a French-Canadian voyageur, God has plunked him down in present-day Montreal, right into a family members that perspectives his fur alternate obsession as facts that their Benjie, as soon as so bursting with promise, has good and actually misplaced it. Benjie serves out his days as caretaker of The Bay’s poky in-store fur exchange museum, dusting and sharpening the artifacts that gasoline his mind's eye. while he learns his museum is ready to be closed down, scattering his valuable assortment to the 4 winds, he hatches a plan that hazards bringing his voyageur illusions lapping dangerously up opposed to reality.

My actual and entire Adventures as a Wannabe Voyageur melds Canadian frontier background with the madcap adventures of a tender guy who's now not able to meet maturity head on.

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Download PDF by S. A. An-sky,Michael R. Katz: Pioneers: A Tale of Russian-Jewish Life in the 1880s (Jewish

By S. A. An-sky,Michael R. Katz

S. A. An-sky's novel dramatizes the dilemmas of Jewish teens in past due Tsarist Russia as they attempt to throw off their conventional non secular upbringing to undertake an earthly and smooth identification. The motion unfolds within the city of M. within the faded of cost, the place a fascinating forged of characters wrestles with cultural and social concerns. Their exploits culminate in assisting a tender Jewish lady avert an prepared marriage and a tender Russian girl go away domestic so she will be able to pursue her stories at a eu collage. This startling novel finds the tensions and triumphs of coming of age in a innovative time.

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Call It English: The Languages of Jewish American Literature - download pdf or read online

By Hana Wirth-Nesher

Call It English identifies the distinct voice of Jewish American literature by way of improving the multilingual Jewish tradition that Jews dropped at the USA of their inventive come across with English. In transnational readings of works from the late-nineteenth century to the current by way of either immigrant and postimmigrant generations, Hana Wirth-Nesher lines the evolution of Yiddish and Hebrew in glossy Jewish American prose writing via dialect and accessory, cross-cultural translations, and bilingual wordplay.

Call It English tells a narrative of preoccupation with pronunciation, diction, translation, the figurality of Hebrew letters, and the linguistic measurement of domestic and exile in a tradition made from sacred, secular, familial, and ancestral languages. via readings of works via Abraham Cahan, Mary Antin, Henry Roth, Delmore Schwartz, Bernard Malamud, Saul Bellow, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Philip Roth, Aryeh Lev Stollman, and different writers, it demonstrates how artistic literary suggestions are websites of loss and achieve, evasion and invention.

The first a part of the publication examines immigrant writing that enacts the drama of buying and relinquishing language in an the USA marked by means of language debates, neighborhood colour writing, and nativism. the second one half addresses multilingual writing by way of native-born authors in line with Jewish America's postwar social transformation and to the Holocaust.

A profound and eloquently written exploration of bilingual aesthetics and cross-cultural translation, Call It English resounds additionally with pertinence to different minority and ethnic literatures within the United States.

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