The Resource A Chosen Few

A Chosen Few

Label
A Chosen Few
Title
A Chosen Few
Statement of responsibility
Mark Kurlansky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A POWERFUL, DEEPLY MOVING NARRATIVE OF HOPE REBORN IN THE SHADOW OF DESPAIRFifty years after it was bombed to rubble, Berlin is once again a city in which Jews gather for the Passover seder. Paris and Antwerp have recently emerged as important new centers of Jewish culture. Small but proud Jewish communities are revitalizing the ancient centers of Budapest, Prague, and Amsterdam. These brave, determined Jewish men and women have chosen to settle–or remain–in Europe after the devastation of the Holocaust, but they have paid a price. Among the unexpected dangers, they have had to cope with an alarming resurgence of Nazism in Europe, the spread of Arab terrorism, and the impact of the Jewish state on European life.Delving into the intimate stories of European Jews from all walks of life, Kurlansky weaves together a vivid tapestry of individuals sustaining their traditions, and flourishing, in the shadow of history. An inspiring story of a tenacious people who have rebuilt their lives in the face of incomprehensible horror, A Chosen Few is a testament to cultural survival and a celebration of the deep bonds that endure between Jews and European civilization."Consistently absorbing . . . A Chosen Few investigates the relatively uncharted territory of an encouraging phenomenon."–Los Angeles Times "I can think of no book that portrays with such intelligence, historical understanding, and journalistic flair what life has been like for Jews determined to build lives in Europe."–SUSAN MIRON Forward
Summary
A testament to cultural survival describes the struggles of the European Jewish population fifty years after the Holocaust, explaining their reasons for remaining in areas of anti-Semitism and relating their thriving successes in rebuilding
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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176704
Cataloging source
BT
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Kurlansky, Mark
Dewey number
  • 940
  • 305.892404
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the resurrection of European Jewry
Label
A Chosen Few
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5baf7c2a-4949-494b-a91a-3ffa2dae2303
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307482891
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Chosen Few
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5baf7c2a-4949-494b-a91a-3ffa2dae2303
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307482891
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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