Dan J. Puckett
In the Shadow of Hitler
Alabama's Jews, the Second World War, and the Holocaust
University of Alabama Press 2014
New Books in American StudiesNew Books in Genocide StudiesNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Jewish StudiesNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books in ReligionNew Books in Religion & FaithNew Books Network March 14, 2016 Jason Schulman
In his book, In the Shadow of Hitler: Alabama’s Jews, the Second World War, and the Holocaust (University of Alabama Press, 2014), Dan J. Puckett, Associate Professor of History at Troy University, traces how Alabama’s Jews overcame community divisions to work together on behalf of European Jewry during the Holocaust. Utilizing a variety of archival sources, Puckett shows how Alabama’s Jews lobbied policymakers and community leaders across the state and the nation in support of their cause. The story helps us think about the regional importance of the South in American Jewish history.