In 'The Book Thieves,' author Anders Rydell explains the Nazis' aim: to assert complete control over public information and literature, and utilize them to advance Hitler’s ideological goals.
'Hitler’s American Model,' by James Q. Whitman, contends that America's racist legislation served as a model for at least portions of Nazi Germany's Nuremberg Laws.
Another important aspect of late British historian's narrative is the role of bystanders in the Jews’ annihilation.
By the 1920s, only a small remnant of Harlem’s Jews remained.
Ingrid Carlberg's richly detailed 'Raoul Wallenberg: The Biography' presents fresh facts about the Swede who saved so many Jews, but is unable to answer the gnawing question surrounding his fate in Soviet custody.
Starting with a 19th-century German rabble-rouser, Kenneth Marcus does an admirable job explaining the issues in his new book, but a conclusive definition remains elusive.
Rabbi Stephen Wise created his own institutions and defied the views of major communal groups. But in his new book, A. James Rudin points out the late American Jewish leader's tragic flaws.
Polish journalist Anna Bikont has authored a powerful first-person exploration of the killings in Jedwabne and the current residents' response to the discovery of Jewish skeletons in their closets.
'To the Gates of Jerusalem,' the annotated diary of James G. McDonald, a member of a panel on the postwar plight of Jews in Palestine, offers an inside look at an exercise in frustration.
'Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947' mines recently declassified intelligence documents from the period to offer a revealing look at British perceptions of the Jewish revolt.