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Faces in the Crowd

The Jews of Canada

by Franklin Bialystok
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
tagged: jewish, jewish studies

Staring with the first steps on Canadian soil in the eighteenth century to the present day, Faces in the Crowd introduces the reader to the people and personalities who made up the Canadian Jewish experience, from the Jewish roots of the NHL’s Ross trophy to Leonard Cohen and all the rabbis, artists, writers, and politicians in between. Drawing o …

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But I Live

Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust

edited by Charlotte Schallié, illustrated by Barbara Yelin; Gilad Seliktar & Miriam Libicki
edition: Hardcover
tagged: jewish, jewish studies, history, holocaust

An intimate co-creation of three graphic novelists and four Holocaust survivors, But I Live consists of three illustrated stories based on the experiences of each survivor during and after the Holocaust.

 

David Schaffer and his family survived in Romania due to their refusal to obey Nazi collaborators. In the Netherlands, brothers Nico and Rolf Kamp …

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Out of Hiding

Holocaust Literature of British Columbia

by Alan Twigg, afterword by Yosef Wosk
edition: Paperback
tagged: jewish

A thorough collection and examination of stories and perspectives from the Holocaust-related books of British Columbia authors, including nearly 100 black and white photographs.

Holocaust witnesses will soon cease to exist. As Tolstoy famously put it, what is to be done? One answer is Out of Hiding, a cross-section of stories collected from one regi …

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Who By Fire

War, Atonement, and the Resurrection of Leonard Cohen

by Matti Friedman
edition: Hardcover
tagged: composers & musicians, history, jewish

The incredible never-before-told story of Leonard Cohen's 1973 tour of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. 

"Who by Fire is a stunning resurrection of a moment in the life of Leonard Cohen and the history of Israel. It’s the story of a young artist in crisis and a young country at war, and the powerful resonance of the chord struck between them. A …

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Sephardi Voices

The Untold Expulsion of Jews from Arab Lands

by Henry Green & Richard Stursberg
edition: Hardcover
tagged: jewish

In the years following the founding of the State of Israel, close to a million Jews became refugees fleeing their ancestral homelands in the Middle East, North Africa, and Iran. State-sanctioned discrimination, violence, and political unrest brought an abrupt end to these once vibrant communities, scattering their members to the four corners of the …

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Kingdom of Night

Witnesses to the Holocaust

by Mark Celinscak
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover
tagged: holocaust, canada, jewish, post-confederation (1867-), jewish studies

In April 1945, when the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was surrendered and handed over to the British Army, Canadian forces arrived on scene to provide support, to bear witness, and to document the crimes. They were overwhelmed, understaffed, and left without adequate supplies, equipment, and medicine. Their encounters at the camp were haunting, …

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The Betrayal of Anne Frank

A Cold Case Investigation

by Rosemary Sullivan
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: holocaust, jewish, historical

Less a mystery unsolved than a secret well kept...

Using new technology, recently discovered documents and sophisticated investigative techniques, an international team—led by an obsessed retired FBI agent—has finally solved the mystery that has haunted generations since World War II: Who betrayed Anne Frank and her family? And why?

Over thirty m …

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