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A Brotherhood of Memory: Jewish Landmanshaftn in the New World
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A Brotherhood of Memory: Jewish Landmanshaftn in the New World

By Weisser, Michael R

New York, New York, USA: Basic Books, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Type: Hard Back First Edition. Hardcover in Near Fine Condition with a Fine Dust Jacket. There is a red star stamped on the lower edge of the text black, else Fine. Navy cloth binding with gilt titles, very clean and unmarked, inside and out. Tight and solid volume.The story of the Jewish immigrant experience in America. It was the landsmanshaftn, informal organizations of fellow villagers, that provided the newly arrived immigrants with economic help, advice, and a psychic and spiritual haven in a frightening new world. This is their story. 303 pages with Chapter Notes and Index. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. 1985, Basic Books, New York, New York, USA

$9.44

Exiled in Paradise: German Refugee Artists and Intellectuals in America from the 1930s to the Present
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Exiled in Paradise: German Refugee Artists and Intellectuals in America from the 1930s to the Present

By Heilbut, Anthony

Usa: The Viking Press, 1983. First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in FINE Condition. Clear archival protective jacket cover. Binding of black quarter cloth with copper titles, copper paper-wrapped boards. Tight and solid sewn binding, square with sharp corners. Rough cut. All edges clean and neat. Internals Fine, pages slightly toned. Fine dust jacket, not price-clipped. An exceptional migration took place over fifty years ago, with scientists, artists, filmmakers, poets, historians, novelists, and philosophers driven into exile by Hitler and destined to change the tone of American culture. Heilbut tells of the mixed welcome and of their moral dilemmas in the face of the bombings of Hiroshima and the anit-communist hysteria of the Mcarthy era. This history is recounted in terms of the emigres personal stories--Hannah Arendt, Lotte Lenya, Albert Einstein, Hans Hofmann, Peter Drucker, Billy Wilder--to name a few. xiv, 506 pages including Epilogue, Notes, and Index. 9.75 x 6.5 inches. The Viking Press, NY, 1983.

$20.35