Invisible Jews

It seems that the only way that a Jew could survive in wartime Poland was to become invisible. So we became invisible Jews.

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Author: Eddie Bielawski

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1976075939

Category:

Page: 124

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I was born in the town of Wegrow in north-eastern Poland in mid-1938. Not a propitious time and place for a Jewish child to be born. One memory that has been etched indelibly in my mind is the sight of the Nazi army marching toward Russia. Our house was located on the main road leading to the Russian frontier. Day and night they marched - soldiers, trucks, tanks, and more soldiers, in a never ending line - an invincible force. I remember my father, holding me in his arms, saying to my mother, "Who is going to stop them? Certainly not the Russians." One night, my father had a dream. In this dream he saw what he had to do: where to build the bunker, how to build it, and even its dimensions. He would build a bunker under a wooden storage shed behind the house. It would be covered with boards, on top of which would be placed soil and bits of straw which would render it invisible. In order to camouflage the entrance, he would construct a shallow box and fill it with earth and cover it with straw so that it would be indistinguishable from the rest of the earthen floor. Air would be supplied through a drain pipe buried in the earth. This was to be our Noah's Ark that would save us from the initial deluge. It took my father about three weeks to finish the job. When he was done, he took my mother and sister into the shed and asked them if they could find the trap door. When they could not, he was satisfied. My mother prepared dry biscuits, jars of jam made out of beets, some tinned goods such as sardines, some sugar and salt. We placed two buckets in the bunker. One bucket was filled with water, the other bucket was empty and would serve as the latrine. We also took down some blankets, a couple of pillows and some warm clothing. We were ready. For three long years, starting in 1941 when the Nazis started the deportations and mass killings, we hid in secret bunkers, dug in fields, under sheds and houses, or constructed in barns. It seems that the only way that a Jew could survive in wartime Poland was to become invisible. So we became invisible Jews.

The Invisible Jewish Budapest

Mary Gluck delves into the popular culture of Budapest’s coffee houses, music halls, and humor magazines to uncover the enormous influence of assimilated Jews in creating modernist Budapest between 1867 and 1914.

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Author: Mary Gluck

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299307707

Category: History

Page: 272

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A groundbreaking, brilliant urban history of a vibrant Central European metropolis Budapest and of its now-forgotten assimilated Jews, who largely created its modernist culture in the decades before World War I. "

Invisible City

Don't miss the whole series: Run You Down and Conviction are available now.

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Author: Julia Dahl

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571347773

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Fresh out of journalism school, Rebekah Roberts is working for the New York Tribune, trying to make a name for herself. Assigned a story about the murder of a woman in Brooklyn, Rebekah finds a case from inside a closed, secretive Hasidic Jewish community - the same Brooklyn neighbourhood her estranged mother was brought up in. Shocked to discover that the victim is set to be buried without an autopsy, Rebekah knows there is a story to uncover, but getting to the truth won't be easy - in the cloistered world her mother rebelled against, it's clear she's not welcome, and everyone she meets has a secret to keep, most of all from an outsider.

Invisible Walls

The author, daughter of a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother, describes her family's experiences under Hitler's infamous Nuremberg laws, and includes a collection of vignettes that resulted from the publication of her first book.

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Author: Ingeborg Hecht

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810113716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

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The author, daughter of a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother, describes her family's experiences under Hitler's infamous Nuremberg laws, and includes a collection of vignettes that resulted from the publication of her first book.

The Invisible Wall

Recounts the stories of six of the author's ancestors in an attempt to understand the failure of the German-Jewish relationship

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Author: W. Michael Blumenthal

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: UOM:39015042149537

Category: History

Page: 444

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Recounts the stories of six of the author's ancestors in an attempt to understand the failure of the German-Jewish relationship

The Invisible Wall

Harry Bernstein was born into a world of hardship and suffering in a northern mill town, in the shadow of the First World War.

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Author: Harry Bernstein

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407059778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Harry Bernstein was born into a world of hardship and suffering in a northern mill town, in the shadow of the First World War. His brutish father spends what little he earns at the tailoring shop on drink, while his devoted mother survives on her dreams - that new shoes might secure Harry's admission to a fancy school, that her daughter might marry well, and that one day they might all escape this grinding poverty for the paradise of America. But as the years go by, life for the Bernsteins on their narrow cobbled street remains a daily struggle to make ends meet. For young Harry though, most distressing are his fears for his adored elder sister Lily, who is risking all by pursuing a forbidden love...

The Invisible Bridge

From a remote Hungarian village to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in forced labour camps and beyond, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a marriage tested by ...

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Author: Julie Orringer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241957141

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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LONGLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, an architecture student, has arrived from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he has promised to deliver to Clara Morgenstern a young widow living in the city. When Andras meets Clara he is drawn deeply into her extraordinary and secret life, just as Europe's unfolding tragedy sends them both into a state of terrifying uncertainty. From a remote Hungarian village to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in forced labour camps and beyond, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a marriage tested by disaster and of a family, threatened with annihilation, bound by love and history.

Invisible Jews

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Author: Lilith Gabrielle Wolinsky

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:748678511

Category: Antisemitism

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Invisible Walls

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Author: Eugene F. Sofer

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173020353700

Category: Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Page: 36

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Invisible Enlighteners

"This book is a case study of the important Jewish community of the Italian city of Modena. It covers the seventeenth and long eighteenth centuries"--

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Author: Federica Francesconi

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812253146

Category: History

Page: 400

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In Invisible Enlighteners, Federica Francesconi writes the history of the Jewish merchants who prospered in the northern Italian city of Modena during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Their sociocultural transformation and legal and political integration evolved through a dialogue between their Italian and Jewish identities.

Invisible Kingdoms

A collection of nine tales from countries around the world, dealing with an assortment of supernatural creatures.

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Author: Howard Schwartz

Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books

ISBN: 0060278552

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 67

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A collection of nine tales from countries around the world, dealing with an assortment of supernatural creatures.

The Invisible Voice

An eminent Hungarian novelist shares his personal perspective on what it means to be Jewish, in a collection of essays that explores Judaism from a historical, theological, ideological, and philosophical point of view. Original.

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Author: George Konrad

Publisher: Harvest Books

ISBN: 0156012944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

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An eminent Hungarian novelist shares his personal perspective on what it means to be Jewish, in a collection of essays that explores Judaism from a historical, theological, ideological, and philosophical point of view. Original.

The Third Temple

The Third Temple is the sixth and final novel in Dr. Larry Richard's Invisible War series, which chronicles the struggle between good and evil from Creation to the final book history's end.

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Author: Larry Richards

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781613461143

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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What had gone wrong? Why had everyone run? They could at least have tried. And what would God think of them, setting out to cleanse the Temple Mount of the defiling mosques of the Muslim, and then running at the first sign of discovery? Ari was filled with an overwhelming sense of shame. He had failed God. Years after Ari Horowitz's failed childhood attempt to blow up the mosque resting on the Temple, Ari now an archaeologist finds himself contacting the beautiful reporter Hannah Netanya a woman that shakes his ultra-Orthodox Jewish roots. Together, the unlikely duo work on a series of articles that throws Israel into near upheaval. Their claim? No Jewish temple ever rested on the Temple Mount but at a location a third of a mile north. Convinced, the Israelis begin construction of the Third Temple in attempt to bring back the Messiah. In a story as fresh as tomorrow's headlines, Israeli-Arab conflict comes to a head. The Third Temple of prophecy is completed. But at the last moment it's not the Messiah who appears there. The Third Temple is the sixth and final novel in Dr. Larry Richard's Invisible War series, which chronicles the struggle between good and evil from Creation to the final book history's end. In this fast-paced, shocking vision of the future, follow Ari and Hannah as they endure Satan's final effort to block the return of Christ and to win the Invisible War.

The Marrano Phenomenon

What we call here the ‘Marrano phenomenon’ is still a relatively unexplored fact of modern Western culture: the presence of the borderline Jewish identity which avoids clear-cut cultural and religious attribution, but nevertheless ...

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Author: Agata Bielik-Robson

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038979043

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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What we call here the ‘Marrano phenomenon’ is still a relatively unexplored fact of modern Western culture: the presence of the borderline Jewish identity which avoids clear-cut cultural and religious attribution, but nevertheless exerts significant influence on modern humanities. Our aim, however, is not a historical study of the Marranos (or conversos), i.e., the mostly Spanish and Portguese Jews of the 15th and 16th centuries, who were forced to convert to Christianity, but were suspected of retaining their Judaism ‘undercover’: such an approach already exists and has been developed within the field of historical research. We rather want to apply the ‘Marrano metaphor’ to explore the fruitful area of mixture and crossover which allowed modern thinkers, writers, and artists of the Jewish origin to enter the realm of universal communication—without, at the same time, making them relinquish their Jewishness, which they subsequently developed as a ‘hidden tradition’. What is of special interest to us is the modern development of the non-normative forms of religious thinking located on the borderline between Christianity and Judaism, from Spinoza to Derrida.

Invisible Years

An intimate portrait of an extended Jewish family in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, who, when faced with imminent deportation and death, refused to comply.

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Author: Daphne Geismar

Publisher:

ISBN: 1567926592

Category: History

Page: 248

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"Invisible Years tells the story of an extended Jewish family in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, who, when faced with imminent deportation and death, split up and went underground. With intimate firsthand accounts, photographs, artifacts, and historical references, award-winning book designer Daphne Geismar weaves together her family's multi-generational experience during World War II." --

The Invisible Empire

Or perhaps we are just too guiltily aware of how quickly the Jews spring to mind
out of that unexamined , unpurged sump at ... The central dogma of the invisible
empire's creed is , and always has been , antiSemitism — the belief that Jews are
 ...

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Author: Margaret Cannon

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: IND:30000050911951

Category: Canada

Page: 308

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With the increasing social and political attention paid to racism in our society, the author enters the fray with a unique and provocative look at 'the' issue facing Canadians in the twenty-first century. As she investigates such events as the shocking connection of Grant Bristow to CSIS and the Heritage Front; the internal battle for the women's shelter Nellie's; the cultural war that erupted over the Royal Ontario Museum's controversial "Into the Heart of Africa" exhibit and the furore created by the staging of Showboat in North York, an unsavoury picture of Canada's covert attitudes and assumptions begins to emerge. Racism is not just about extremists: it's also about people just like ourselves.

The Jews That I Knew

This is his effort to capture that region's dynamic mix of Yiddish tradition and American pride.

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Author: Ed Schwartz

Publisher:

ISBN: 1500150762

Category: Religion

Page: 106

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Ed Schwartz grew up in the "borscht belt," an area of primarily Jewish-run hotels in the Catskill Mountains of New York. He never experienced Europe and Russia's anti-Semitic programs directly and was spared the horrors of the Holocaust. Despite this, these terrible crimes influenced Schwartz's life, along with those of many American Jews, even as they struggled to reconcile the old world Yiddishkeit, or Yiddish world, with their new identities as Americans. Anxious to be seen as "real" Americans, first generation Jews consciously distanced themselves from the Yiddishkeit. The second generation, born in America, found themselves torn between two worlds, not "Jewish" in an old-world sense, but with ingrained cultural differences distancing them from their fellow Americans. In The Jews that I Knew, Schwartz deftly merges prose and poetry to explore how Yiddish culture dissolved into American life, its effect on first- and second-generation American Jews, and its continuing influence even after the world of their fathers effectively ceased to exist. At once solemn and comic, uplifting and mournful, Schwartz's collected writings blend humor and deep sadness much like how traditional klezmer (Jewish) music underscores even gayety with a sob.

The Invisible Jew

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Author: Valentin Senger

Publisher:

ISBN: 0283986018

Category: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Page: 238

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The Invisible Thread

A unique and vibrant portrait of 60 women, which explores how they blend their faith and/or sense of Jewishness with their lives, their families, their expectations, and their commitments. Includes 120 black and white photographs.

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Author: Diana Bletter

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America

ISBN: UOM:39015016944616

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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A unique and vibrant portrait of 60 women, which explores how they blend their faith and/or sense of Jewishness with their lives, their families, their expectations, and their commitments. Includes 120 black and white photographs.