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A History of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, 1760-2010
In November 1760, the leaders of the Bevis Marks synagogue in London established a committee to consider how the synagogue should pay homage to King George III, who had just ascended the throne. This committee evolved into what we...
The Jewish Lads and Girls Brigade
The Concept in British Political Thinking and Policy Making 1917-1923
What was the concept of 'A National Home for the Jewish People,' where did it come from, and how was it defined? Barzilay-Yegar traces the shifting meanings of the phrase from its first coining in the Balfour Declaration of 1917,...
The Tehran Children, Anders' Army and their Escape from Stalin's Siberia, 1939–1943
In October 1938 eight-year-old Josef Rosenbaum, his mother and younger sister, set out from Germany on a cruel odyssey fleeing into eastern Europe along with thousands of other refugees.
Sent to Siberian slave labor camps in the wildernesses,...
The History of Chasidism in England
Edited by: Hamilton, Keith; Johnson, Edward
Armaments, their acquisition, employment, manufacture and supply, have, frequently in conjunction with initiatives aimed at avoiding and regulating conflict, been the subject matter of diplomacy throughout much of the twentieth century. This book, through nine essays by historians with a specialist interest in this field,...
A Granddaughter’s Holocaust Quest
Haunted by her grandmother's Old World stories and larger-than-life persona, Andrea Simon undertook a spiritual search for her lost family. Her quest for truth gave tragic answers. Using newly translated archival records, she peeled back layers of clues to confront the mystery. This story...
Changing Strategic Imperatives
From the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the Suez Crisis of 1956, Britain's strategic interests in Palestine and in the Middle East underwent radical changes. A leading authority on the British Mandate in Palestine and the rise of the state of Israel, Professor Michael J. Cohen focuses...