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Every Day Lasts a Year: A Jewish
Family's Correspondence From
Poland edited by Christopher R.
Browning, Richard S. Hollander and
Nechama Tec (Cambridge; $28): A
man learns about his family's history
and heroism through found letters.

Into the Tunnel: The Brief Life of
Marion Samuel, 1931-1943 by Gotz
Aly (Metropolitan Books; $20): After
the author is chosen for recognition by
the German Remembrance Foundation
in 2002, he writes about the life of the
prize's namesake.

Joshua & Isadora: A True Tale of
Loss and Love in the Holocaust by
Michael Benanav (The Lyons Press;
$24.95): A grandson of Holocaust
survivors traces the unlikely twists
of fate that brought his grandparents
together in war-torn Europe and on to
Palestine.

The First Day of the Blitz by Peter
Stansky (Yale; $24): This history uses
both archival and first-hand sources.

Good Neighbors, Bad Times:
Echoes of My Father's German
Village by Mimi Schwartz (University
of Nebraska Press; $24.95): The author
recounts the memories of people
— both Jews and Germans — from a
small Black Forest village.

Until Our Last Breath: A
Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan
Resistance by Michael Bart (St.
Martin's Press; $25.95): The author
combines historical and biographical
elememnts to tell his parents' story, as
well as the story of the Vilna ghetto and
the heroics of its resistance fighters.

NONFICTION
Why We Watched: How Anti-
Semitism in the Allied Nations
Allowed Hitler to Exterminate
European Jewry by Theodore
Hamerow (W.W. Norton; $35): The
author reveals that each Western
nation had its own version of the
Jewish Question — its own type of
anti-Semitism — which may not have
been as virulent as in Eastern Europe
but was disastrously crippling none-
theless.

NAZI &MAHE ANO THE JEWS

Churchill's Promised Land:
Zionism and Statecraft by Michael
Makovsky (Yale; $35): An exploration
of Churchill's relationship with Zionism
helps explain his world outlook.

My Father's Country: The Story
of a German Family by Wibke
Bruhns (Alfred A Knopf; $26): The
author explores the life of her father, a
German officer executed for his com-
plicity in the plot to assassinate Hitler.

The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's
Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind
the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews by
Father Patrick Desbois (Palgrave
Macmillan; $26.95): Inspired by his
French grandfather's deportation to a
Ukrainian camp, the author investigates
the murder of Ukrainian Jews by Nazi
mobile units during World War II.

THE ARTS
Abstraction and the Holocaust
by Mark Godfrey (Yale, $55): Art and
architectural projects capture the
memory of the Holocaust.

We Have Ways of Making You
Laugh: 120 Funny Swastika Cartoons
by Sam Gross (Simon & Schuster; $20):
The New Yorker cartoonist tries to strip
the swastika of its stature and power
through his offbeat drawings. ❑

NEW IN PAPERBACK

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany
and the Jews: 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander
(Harper Perennial; $19.95). A recent winner
of the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
and hailed by the New Republic as "one of the
finest comprehensive studies of the events
and human experience of the Holocaust," this
YEARS OF
volume incorporates historical records and
EXTERMINATI 1
research as well as the first-person narratives
of survivors. The author looks at this time in
FRIER titt
history from every angle, including the Nazi
government, the military, the church and the
ordinary German citizen, and illustrates how each element became part
of the massive campaign of extermination. The New York Times Book
Review called the nonfiction work "an account of unparalleled vividness
and power that reads like a novel." ❑

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Be prepared for laughs when you see JET's production of

Directed by: Mary Bremer

Playwright Richard Orloff's marvelously funny, skewed (but not untrue)
perspective on life, is expressed in a dozen sketches that will strike
a note of recognition and make us laugh at ourselves.

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