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ON THE ORIGINS OF "GENOCIDE" AND "CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY"
Written by PHILIPPE SANDS

Format: Hardcover, 448 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 05/24/2016

Price: $32.50

ISBN: 978-0-385-35071-6

A profound and profoundly important book—a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler’s Third Reich.

East West Street
 looks at the personal and intellectual evolution of the two men who simultaneously originated the ideas of “genocide” and “crimes against humanity,” both of whom, not knowing the other, studied at the...

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Written by JIM SHEPARD

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/03/2016

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87274-1

Winner of the PEN New England/L.L. Winship Award
Winner of the Sophie Brody Medal for Excellence in Jewish Literature
Finalist for the Jewish Book Award
Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence


Small and sullen, Aron is eight years old when his family moves from a rural Polish village to hectic Warsaw.  At first gradually and then ever more quickly, his family’s opportunities for a better life vanish as the occupying German government imposes harsh restrictions.  Officially confined...

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LIFE AND DEATH IN HITLER'S CONCENTRATION CAMP FOR WOMEN
Written by SARAH HELM

Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 03/22/2016

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27871-5

Months before the outbreak of World War II, Heinrich Himmler—prime architect of the Holocaust—designed a special concentration camp for women, located fifty miles north of Berlin. Only a small number of the prisoners were Jewish. Ravensbrück was primarily a place for the Nazis to hold other inferior beings: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Resistance fighters, lesbians, prostitutes, and aristocrats—even the sister of New York’s Mayor LaGuardia. Over six years the prisoners endured forced labor, torture,...

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Written by ALEXIS LANDAU

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17346-9

Finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award (Debut Fiction) 

The Empire of the Senses is an enthralling tale of love and war, duty and self-discovery. It begins in 1914 when Lev Perlmutter, an assimilated German Jew fighting in World War I, finds unexpected companionship on the Eastern Front; back at home, his wife Josephine embarks on a clandestine affair of her own. A decade later, during the heady, politically charged interwar years in Berlin, their children—one, a nascent Fascist...

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THE QUEST FOR JUSTICE
Written by TIMOTHY W. RYBACK

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17200-4

The remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nuremberg tribunal.

At 9 am on April 13, 1933, deputy prosecutor Josef Hartinger received a telephone call summoning him to the newly established concentration camp of Dachau. Four prisoners had been shot. The SS guards claimed that the men had been trying to escape. But what Hartinger found when he arrived...

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A NOVEL
Written by H. G. ADLER
Translator PETER FILKINS

Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98315-9

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Compared by critics to Kafka, Joyce, and Musil, H. G. Adler is becoming recognized as one of the towering figures of twentieth-century fiction. Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti wrote that “Adler has restored hope to modern literature,” and the first two novels rediscovered after his death, Panorama and The Journey, were acclaimed as “modernist masterpieces” by The New Yorker. Now his magnum opus, The Wall, the final installment of...

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THE HOLOCAUST AS HISTORY AND WARNING
Written by TIMOTHY SNYDER

Format: Hardcover, 480 pages

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90345-2

    In this epic history of extermination and survival, Timothy Snyder presents a new explanation of the great atrocity of the twentieth century, and reveals the risks that we face in the twenty-first.  Based on new sources from eastern Europe and forgotten testimonies from Jewish survivors, Black Earth recounts the mass murder of the Jews as an event that is still close to us, more comprehensible than we would like to think, and thus all the more terrifying. 
      The Holocaust began in a...

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THE UNEXAMINED LIFE OF A MASS MURDERER
Written by BETTINA STANGNETH

Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95016-1

Finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature and Recipient of the Cundill “Recognition of Excellence” prize
Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award 
New York Times Notable Book 


In 1960, Adolf Eichmann took to the defendant’s box in Jerusalem and insisted that he was no “manager of the Holocaust,” as his accusers claimed, just a smalltime bureaucrat following orders. Like countless others, Hannah Arendt—covering the trials for The New Yorker—believed him. Eichmann Before...

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Written by GORAN ROSENBERG
Translator SARAH DEATH

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 02/24/2015

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51607-2

This shattering memoir by a journalist about his father’s attempt to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small industrial town in Sweden won the prestigious August Prize
On August 2, 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew. Having endured the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany, his final challenge is to survive the survival.

In this intelligent and deeply...

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REFLECTIONS ON THE EXPLOITATION OF JEWISH SUFFERING

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68561-7

In 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 examination of recent Holocaust compensation settlements. It was not until the Arab–Israeli War of 1967, when Israel’s evident strength brought it into line with US foreign policy, that memory of the Holocaust began to acquire the exceptional prominence it has today.

Recalling Holocaust fraudsters such as Jerzy Kosiński...

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FROM MAUTHAUSEN TO CAIRO, THE RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF SS DOCTOR ARIBERT HEIM

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/02/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47521-3

The tall foreigner living on Port Said Street in a Cairo hotel lived a simple life, reading books and writing letters, known as Uncle Tarek to neighborhood children. They did not know that he was actually Aribert Heim—the concentration camp doctor and fugitive from justice who became the most wanted Nazi war criminal in the world.

Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a horrifying mark on the memories of survivors. In the chaos of...

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Written by ALEKSANDAR TISMA
Translator BERNARD JOHNSON
Introduction by CLAIRE MESSUD

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 11/11/2014

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17726-6

Aleksandar Tišma’s The Use of Man is an unsparing and unequaled reckoning with the destruction of human life, self, and being in war, a book about a particular time and place, World War II and the Balkans, but nonetheless for all times. Set on the banks in the multiethnic town of Novi Sad on the Yugoslavian border with Hungary, the novel tracks the intertwined lives of a group of young people, high-school classmates, accustomed to studying and dancing and flirting and gossiping with one...

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