Book and Film Reviews

We have long felt dissatisfied by the length of time it has taken to publish reviews in our annual. As a result, we have decided to post all our reviews on the web instead of publishing them in hard copy. This will enable us to discuss new works much nearer their actual date of publication.

We welcome the submission of reviews of any book or books connected with the history of the Jews in Poland-Lithuania or on Polish-Jewish relations. Reviews can be submitted in English, Polish, Russian, Hebrew or German. We are happy to translate reviews into English. The contact information for the review editors can be found on the contact page. Reviews can be sent to them or to Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University.

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Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs Marta Kubiszyn Me-Us-Them: Ethnic Prejudices Among Youth and Alternative Methods of Education .PDF .HTM
Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, Leszek Hondo Helene Sinnreich Why We Should Teach About the Holocaust .PDF .HTM
Walter Zwi Bacherach (ed.) Klaus-Peter Friedrich Dies sind meine letzten Worte... Briefe aus der Shoah .PDF .HTM
Marta Aleksandra Balińska Łukasz Jasina Ludwik Rajchman. Życie w służbie ludzkości .PDF .HTM
Alexander Barsenkov and Aleksander Vdovin Semen Charny, et. al. Istoriia Rossii, 1917-2009 .PDF .HTM
Elissa Bemporad Eliyana Adler Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk .PDF .HTM
Eleonora Bergman Jerzy Tomaszewski "Nie masz bóżnicy powszechnej". Synagogi i domy modlitwy w Warszawie od koÅ„ca XVIII do poczÄ…tku XXI wieku .PDF .HTM
Ray Brandon, Wendy Lower (eds.)

Stefan Rohdewald

The Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization .PDF .HTM
Benjamin Brown Immanuel Etkes The Hazon Ish: Halakhist, Believer and Leader of the Haredi Revolution .PDF .HTM
Tim Buchen Francois Guesnet Antisemitismus in Galizien. Agitation, Gewalt und Politik gegen Juden in der Habsburgermonarchie um 1900 .PDF .HTM
Sheila Cassedy Sean Martin We are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust .PDF .HTM
Józef Chlebowczyk Jerzy Tomaszewski Two books on nation-formation in Central and Eastern Europe .PDF .HTM
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz Joanna Michlic Massacre in Jedwabne, July 10, 1941: Before, During, and After .PDF .HTM
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz Jerzy Tomaszewski Å»ydzi i Polacy 1918-1955. WspóÅ‚istnienie - ZagÅ‚ada - Komunizm .PDF .HTM
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Wojcech Jerzy Muszyński and Paweł Styrna (eds.) Danusha Goska Golden Harvest or Hearts of Gold? Studies on the Fate of Wartime Poles and Jews .PDF .HTM
Norman Davies Maria Kielmas Litva', Chapter from Vanished Kingdoms .PDF .HTM
Manfred Desealers Fr. Grzegorz Ignatowski Dialog u Progu Auschwitz .PDF .HTM
Hasia Diner Simon Perego American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962   .HTM
Artur Domosławski Neal Ascherson Ryszard Kapuściński, A Life .PDF .HTM
Barbara Engelking, Jan Grabowski and Jan Gross and Irena GrudziÅ„ka-Gross Audrey Kichelewski Three books on the Holocaust   .HTM
Barbara Engelking, Jan Grabowski and Jan Gross and Irena Grudzińka-Gross Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe Three books on the Holocaust .PDF .HTM
David Fishman Jeffrey Shandler The Rise of Modern Yiddish Culture .PDF .HTM
Musya Glants Vassili Schedrin Where is My Home? The Art and Life of the Russian Jewish Sculptor Mark Antokolsky 1843-1902 .PDF .HTM
Frank Golczewski Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe Deutsche und Ukrainer 1914-1939 .PDF .HTM
Itzik Nokhem Gottesman Cecile Kuznitz Defining the Yiddish Nation: The Jewish Folklorists of Poland .PDF .HTM
August Grabski, Konrad Rokicki, Sławomir Stępień Vlady Rozenbaum Three books on Poland between 1944 and 1989 .PDF .HTM
Michał Grynberg Henryk Grynberg Ozkarzam Auschwitz (Z bieżącego pamiętnika) .PDF .HTM
Marek Haltof Leon Perlman Polish Film and the Holocaust: Politics and Memory .PDF .HTM
Gershon Hundert (ed.) Moshe Rosman The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe .PDF .HTM
Georgiy Kasianov and Philipp Ther Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe A Laboratory of Transntional History: Ukraine and Recent Ukrainian History .PDF .HTM
Samuel Kassow Klaus-Peter Friedrich 'Who Will Write our History?'Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the  Oyneg Shabes Archiv .PDF .HTM
Magdalena Kicińska Henryk Grynberg Pani Stefa .PDF .HTM
Zygmunt Klukowski Klaus-Peter Friedrich Zamojszczyzna .PDF .HTM
Halik Kochanski Antony Polonsky The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War .PDF .HTM
Geza Komoroczy (ed.) Zsuzsanna Ozsvath Jewish Budapest: Monuments, Rites, History .PDF .HTM
Stanisław Krajewski Erica Lehrer Reflections of a Polish Jew .PDF .HTM
Jan Kren Jerzy Tomaszewski Dve stoleti stredni Evropy .PDF HTM
Herman Kruk Samuel D.  Kassow Last Days of Jerusalem of Lithuania: Chronicles From the Vilna Ghetto and the Camps .PDF .HTM
Cecile Kuznitz Joshua Karlip YIVO and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture: Scholarship for the Yiddish Nation .PDF .HTM
Dariusz Libionka (ed.) Klaus-Peter Friedrich Akcja Reinhardt. Zaglada Zydow w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie .PDF .HTM
Dariusz Libionka and Laurence Weinbaum Alexander J. Groth

Bohaterowie, Hochstaplerzy, Opisywacze: WokóÅ‚
Żydowskiego Związek Wojskowy

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Shaul Magid Jerome Yehuda Gellman  Hasidism on the Margin .PDF .HTM
Klaus-Michael Mallman and Bogdan Musiał (eds.) Klaus-Peter Friedrich Genesis des Genozids. Polen 1939-1941 .PDF .HTM
Antoni Marionowicz Antony Polonsky Life Strictly Forbidden .PDF .HTM
Małgorzata Melchior Joanna Tokarska-Bakir Tożsamość i Zagłada .PDF .HTM
Lidiya Miliyakova (ed.) Michael Beizer

Kniga pogromow. Pogromy na Ukrainie, v Biełorussii i yevropeyskoy chasti Rossii v pieriod grazhdanskoy vojny 1918-1922 gg.

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Lidiya Miliyakova (ed.) Jerzy Tomaszewski Kniga pogromow. Pogromy na Ukrainie, v Biełorussii i yevropeyskoy chasti Rossii v pieriod grazhdanskoy vojny 1918-1922 gg. .PDF .HTM
Mordechai Nadav Eliyana R. Adler The Jews of Pinsk, 1506-1880 .PDF .HTM
Andrew Nagórski Henryk Grynberg The Nazi Hunters .PDF .HTM
Michael Ostling Magdalena Teter Between the Devil and the Host: Imagining Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland .PDF .HTM
Gunnar Paulsson Marci Shore Secret City: The Hidden Jews of Warsaw .PDF .HTM
Maria and Kazimierz Piechotkowie

Eleanora Bergman

Gates of Heaven. Masonry Synagogues on the territories of the Old Polish Republic

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Antony Polonsky Timothy Snyder The Jews in Poland and Russia, 3 volumes   .HTM
Charles T. Powers Jason Rotstein In the Memory of the Forest .PDF .HTM
Valérie Pozner, Natacha Laurent (eds.) Stuart Liebman

Kinojudaica: L'image des Juifs dans le cinema russe et sovietique

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Agnieszka Pufelska Klaus-Peter Friedrich Die ‘Judäo-Kommune’. Ein Feindbild in Polen. Das polnische Selbstverständnis im Schatten des Antisemitismus 1939-1948 .PDF .HTM
Adam PuÅ‚awska, Robert van Voren Theodore Weeks W obliczu zagÅ‚ady: RzÄ…d na uchodźstwie, Delegatura RzÄ…du RP, ZWZ-AK wobec deportacji Å»ydów do obozów zagÅ‚ady (1941-1942).
Undigested Past: The Holocaust in Lithuania
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Ada Rapoport-Albert Michał Galas Women and the Messianic Heresy of Sabbatai Zevi, 1666-1816 .PDF .HTM
Sebastian Rejak, Elżbieta Frister (eds.) Maria Kielmas Inferno of Choices: Poles and the Holocaust .PDF .HTM
Dariusz Rosiak Henryk Grynberg Człowiek o twardym karku. Historia księdza Romualda Weksler-Waszkinel .PDF .HTM
Marsha Rozenblit Ian Reifowitz Reconstructing a National Identity: The Jews of Habsburg, Austria During World War I .PDF .HTM
Philip Rutherford Klaus-Peter Friedrich Prelude to the Final Solution. The Nazi Program for Deporting Ethnic Poles, 1939-1941 PDF .HTM
Joshua Shanes Ofer Nur Diaspora Nationalism and Jewish Identity in Habsburg Galicia .PDF .HTM
Leokadia Silverstein & Stefan Grajek Klaus-Peter Friedrich Tak wlaśnie bylo; Po wojnie i co dalej. Żydzi w Polsce, w latach 1945-1949 .HTM .HTM
Tadeusz SÅ‚obodzianek Henryk Grynberg Nasza Klasa .PDF .HTM
Timothy Snyder Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe The Red Prince. The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe .PDF .HTM
Fryda Stary-Vogel Henryk Grynberg Zeszyt Paula .PDF .HTM
Sybille Steinbacher Klaus-Peter Friedrich Auschwitz: A History .PDF .HTM
Jarod Tanny Brian Horowitz City of Rogues and Schnorrers: Russia's Jews and the Myth of Old Odessa .PDF .HTM
    Response of Jarod Tanny to Brian Horowitz .PDF .HTM
Magda Teter David Frick Sinners on Trial: Jews and Sacrilege after the Reformation .PDF .HTM
Scott Ury Robert Blobaum Barricades and Banners: The Revolution of 1905 and the Transformation of Warsaw Jewry .PDF .HTM
Frederick Weinstein Klaus-Peter Friedrich Aufzeichnungen aus dem Versteck. Erlebnisse eines polnischen Juden 1939-1946 .PDF .HTM
Joshua Karlip Cecile Kuznits The Tragedy of a Generation: The Rise and Fall of Jewish Nationalism in Eastern Europe .PDF .HTM
Jolanta Zyndul Sarunas Liekis A State Within a State? .PDF .HTM
Joshua Zimmerman Robert Blobaum The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939-1945 .PDF .HTM
Director Reviewer Film Title    
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Danusha Goska Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others) .PDF .HTM
Oliver Hirschbiegel Danusha Goska Der Untergang .PDF .HTM
Agnieszka Holland Alexander Motyl In Darkness .PDF .HTM
Agnieszka Holland Timothy Snyder In Darkness .PDF .HTM
Marian Marzyński Stanislaus Blejwas Shtetl - In Retrospect .PDF .HTM
    Interview with Marian MarzyÅ„ski .PDF .HTM
    Discussion of Shtetl .PDF .HTM
Tom McCarthy Stanisław Obirek Spotlight .PDF .HTM
Laszlo Nemes Henryk Grynberg Son of Saul .PDF .HTM