A Mortuary of Books: The Rescue of Jewish Culture After the Holocaust

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$40.25
Publisher
New York University Press
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Pages
416
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.0 X 1.3 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781479833955
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About the Author
Elisabeth Gallas is chief research associate at the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture-Simon Dubnow in Leipzig, Germany.
Reviews
"In meticulous detail, drawing on archival sources, memoirs, correspondence, and histories, Gallas . . . makes an impressive book debut with a comprehensive history of efforts to recover, identify, and restore artifacts of Jewish culture and scholarship. . . . A fresh, significant contribution to Jewish history."--STARRED Kirkus Review
"In this remarkable tale of a little-studied aspect of the Holocaust, Gallas reckons with what the attempted Nazi erasure of Jewish intellectual and cultural heritage means for a people whose identity is tied to a tradition of books and learning... A serious work of Jewish studies scholarship that is important and accessible for anyone interested in the history of the book or postwar Europe."--Library Journal Review
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A Mortuary of Books is an incredible historical work that will benefit scholars in upcoming generations, partly because this is one aspect of post-Holocaust life that has not received much attention. The sheer amount of detail about
the numerous Jewish organizations and officials featured is amazing.

"--The Reporter