Yiddish Civilisation: The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation

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Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400033775

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About the Author

Paul Kriwaczek was born in Vienna in 1937 and, with his parents, narrowly escaped the Nazis in 1939, fleeing first to Switzerland and then to England. He grew up in London and graduated from London Hospital Medical College. After several years spent working and traveling in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa, he joined the BBC, where he spent the next quarter of a century as a program producer and filmmaker. Since leaving television in the 1990s, he has devoted himself to writing full-time, catching up on the unfinished business of a life spent exploring places, times, and ideas. He is married and lives in London.

Reviews

"A highly enjoyable and surprisingly positive account of how Jewish culture helped shape European history and vice versa." -The Sunday Telegraph "An outstanding survey. . . . Kriwaczek tracks the origins, flowering, and destruction of this unique, vibrant, and tenacious culture with a fine mixture of pride, regret, and eloquence." -Booklist"Evocative and precise. . . . An enjoyable narrative that captures the intricacies of a very complicated history."-Publishers Weekly"Informative and very entertaining . . . conjures up and re-creates baroque images and marvelous set pieces of feverish activity, long lost towns and shtetls [as well as] wonderful pictures of lost communities of Jews."-The Irish Times