A Chosen Few: The Resurrection Of European Jewry

Despite the horrors of the Holocaust, decades of Soviet dominance, the rise of neo-Nazism, and a resurgence of anti-Semitism, Jewish communities have been recreated throughout postwar Europe. In A Chosen Few, Mark Kurlansky visits the homes and lives of those Jews who have returned or remained, and explores the many reasons why they continue to build their lives in Europe. From Antwerp to Budapest, in Paris, Berlin, and Warsaw, through individuals both ordinary and famous, Kurlansky shows us the face of European Jewry—a face that may bear the scars of persecution, but looks toward a better future with hope and boundless determination.

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By Carol (New York, NY) · September 26, 2013
“This book is a fascinating review of the changing life of Jews and Judaism and Europeans in general since the Second World War.”
–Rocky Mountain News

“Kurlansky does an astonishingly informative job here, covering a vast array of individuals and communities throughout Europe, chronicling the econo... ...more