The Jews in the Twentieth Century

The Jews in the Twentieth Century

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Baker & Taylor
Accompanied by dramatic photographs, an acclaimed historian provides a sweeping account of the Jews, detailing one hundred years of migration, hard work, achievement, nation building, artistic creativity, repression, and persecution. 50,000 first printing.

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Historian Gilbert provides a survey of Jewish history from 1900 to 2000, with decade-by-decade chapters recounting events in many countries and describing the individuals, communities, movements, and troubles that have shaped the Jewish experience. Politics, culture, religion, and family life are all discussed. Four hundred black-and-white pictures are included, taken from archives and private collections from around the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
What an extraordinarly chroncile of upheaval, sorrow, and achievement is the story of the Jews in the twentieth century - and who better to narrate it than the renowned British historian Sir Martin Gilbert, whose lifework has been the study of the events and personages of our time. In this illustrated volume he describes the individuals, the historic movements, the watershed moments, and the horrific years that so profoundly changed the world and the Jewish people.
In a text interwoven with and illuminated by more than 400 photographs, many of them never before published or long forgotten, we meet the widely dispersed turn-of-the-century Jewish communities of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Then we encounter with startling immediacy, the impassioned Zionists who set out to reclaim Palestine and the immigrant waves that poured out of Eastern Europe in search of a better life in America - among them, the brilliantly creative writers, composers, actors, and comedians who enthralled millions; and the scientists, judges, legislators, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals whose numbers can hardly be counted but whose thoughts and deeds shaped the modern world.

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Describes the people and events that impacted the Jewish people in the twentieth century; explores Jewish societies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and America; and discusses the holocaust and the re-flourishing of the Jewish community.

Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 2001
ISBN: 9780805241907
Branch Call Number: 909.04924 GIL
Characteristics: 376 p. : ill. ; 27 cm


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