From the Levinson-Krupp Library December 2017

Contributed by the Levinson-Krupp Library
(Hours: 9 am-noon, Monday & Thursday or upon request)

Here it is December, Hanukkah time and Jewish Book month. Celebrate by coming to the Library to find a good book to read or a good DVD to watch. This month we are sharing the following:

 

 

940.53 FIS
THE BOOK SMUGGLERS
by David E. Fishman

The Book Smugglers is the nearly unbelievable story of ghetto residents who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts-first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets-by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. It is a tale of heroism and resistance, of friendship and romance, and of unwavering devotion-including the readiness to risk one’s life-to literature and art. And it is entirely true.

 

BIO MEI
LIONESS: GOLDA MEIR AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL
by Francine Kagsbrun

The definitive biography of the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel.

 

 

 

 

FIC RUS
A THREAD OF GRACE
by Mary Doria Russell

It is September 8, 1943, and fourteen-year-old Claudette Blum is learning Italian with a suitcase in her hand. She and her father are among the thousands of Jewish refugees scrambling over the Alps toward Italy, where they hope to be safe at last, now that the Italians have broken with Germany and made a separate peace with the Allies. The Blums will soon discover that Italy is anything but peaceful, as it becomes overnight an open battleground among the Nazis, the Allies, resistance fighters, Jews in hiding, and ordinary Italian civilians trying to survive.

 

DVD 234
THE JEWISH JOURNEY : AMERICA

This film explores what it meant to be part of a tight-knit Jewish community and make the heartbreaking choice to leave family behind, whether for economic opportunity or to escape persecution.

 

 

 

 

DVD 237
NOWHERE IN AFRICA

It is the true tale of a Jewish attorney and his family who flee the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya. As the war rages on the other side of the world,his relationships with his wife and daughter become increasingly complicated.

 

 

 

 

DVD 241
ROSENWALD

The story of how businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald joined forces with Booker T. Washington and African American communities in the Segregationist Jim Crow South to build more than 5,000 schools.

 

 

Have a Happy Hanukkah,
Deborah, Sally, and Charlotte

Remember, you can see what’s in the library on the shaloha.com website.