New Books Network

Wulf Gruner, “The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia: Czech Initiatives, German Policies, Jewish Responses” (Berghahn Books, 2019)
Holocaust research tends to concentrate on certain geographic regions. We know much about the Holocaust in Poland, Germany and Western Europe. We are learning more and more about the ‘Holocaust by Bullets’ in the territories of the Soviet Union. This is obviously a good thing. But that emphasis leaves us... Read More
Jennifer Cazenave, “An Archive of the Catastrophe: The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah” (SUNY Press, 2019)
Jennifer Cazenave’s An Archive of the Catastrophe: The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah (SUNY Press, 2019) is a fascinating analysis of the 220 hours of outtakes edited out of the final nine and a half-hour 1985 film with which listeners and readers might be familiar. Well known around the... Read More
Judi Rever, “In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front” (Random House, 2018)
Judi Rever’s In Praise of Blood: The Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (Random House, 2018) is investigative journalism at its finest. Through great personal risk to so many of those involved, Rever and her sources tell a story far different from the one most people who are familiar with... Read More
Brendan Simms, “Hitler: A Global Biography” (Basic Books, 2019)
Every generation returns to the titanic heroes and villains of the 20th century.  And every generation produces a new set of biographies–often immense–in an effort to understand the role of that eras main figures. In the past three years, three important new books have reassessed Hitler’s life, beliefs and actions. ... Read More
Thomas Kühne, “The Rise and Fall of Comradeship: Hitler’s Soldiers, Male Bonding and Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century” (Cambridge UP, 2017)
In The Rise and Fall of Comradeship: Hitler’s Soldiers, Male Bonding and Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Professor Thomas Kühne writes an innovative account of how the concept of comradeship shaped the actions, emotions and ideas of ordinary German soldiers across the two world wars... Read More
Jelena Subotić, “Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism” (Cornell UP, 2019)
In her new book Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism (Cornell University Press, 2019) Jelena Subotić asks why Holocaust memory continues to be so deeply troubled―ignored, appropriated, and obfuscated―throughout Eastern Europe, even though it was in those lands that most of the extermination campaign occurred. As part of... Read More
Claudia Moscovici, “Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films” (Hamilton, 2019)
Claudia Moscovici’s recent book, Holocaust Memories: A Survey of Holocaust Memoirs, Histories, Novels, and Films (Hamilton Books, 2019), is intended for educators and politicians to draw attention to and educate people about the Never Again Education Act. Moscovici: “Nearly eighty years have passed since the Holocaust. There have been hundreds... Read More