The Jews in the Twentieth Century

The Jews in the Twentieth Century

Book - 2001
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A richly illustrated, panoramic history to be treasured and passed down from generation to generation. What an extraordinary chronicle of upheaval, sorrow and achievement is the saga of the Jews in the twentieth century - and who better to narrate it than the renowned historian Sir Martin Gilbert, whose lifework has been the study of the events and personages of our time. In this richly illustrated volume he vividly 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 500 fascinating photographs, many never before published, we meet the widely dispersed turn-of-the-century Jewish communities of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Then we encounter, with startling intimacy, 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 North 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 help shape the modern world. Chapters include: - Migration - First World War - The Crucible Years - Challenge and Response - Second World War - Rehabilitation, Statehood and Renewal - Successes, Threats & Dilemmas - Towards the Twenty-First Century This is the extraordinary story of the Jewish people in the twentieth century: a saga of migration, toil, unprecedented achievements, creativity, and the building of a new nation. It will be an enduring and definitive record. (2001)
Publisher: Toronto : Key Porter Books, 2001.
ISBN: 9781552633595
Branch Call Number: 909.04924 Gil 3701 4
Characteristics: 376 pages : illustrations, maps.


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