Reading List: Jewish History-Theory, Historiography and General Works, and Memoir


Gender and Jewish History (The Modern Jewish Experience) edited by Deborah Dash Moore and Marion A. Kaplan

The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism: From Ancient Times to the Present Day by Walter Laqueur

How Jewish is Jewish History? (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization) by Moshe Rosman

A Short History of the Jewish People: From Legendary Times to Modern Statehood by Raymond P. Scheindlin

Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce by Sarah Stein

Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory (The Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies) by Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi


Shanghai Diary: A Young Girl’s Journey from Hitler’s Hate to War-Torn China by Ursula Bacon

Shanghai Remembered…: Stories of Jews Who Escaped to Shanghai from Nazi Europe edited by Berl Falbaum

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Once My Name Was Sara by I. Betty Grebenschikoff

Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto by Ernest G. Heppner by Ernest G. Heppner

Exodus to Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich (Palgrave Studies in Oral History) edited by Steve Hochstadt

I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 by Victor Klemperer

I Will Bear Witness 1942-1945: A Diary of the Nazi Years by Victor Klemperer

The Lesser Evil: The Diaries of Victor Klemperer 1945-59by Victor Klemperer

Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi

On Both Sides of the Wall: Memoirs from the Warsaw Ghetto by Vladka Meed

The Plough Woman: Records of the Pioneer Women of Palestine  A Critical Edition (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) by Mark A. Raider

Ghetto Shanghai by Evelyn Pike Rubin

Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary, the First Complete Edition by Hannah Senesh

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman


Night by Eli Weisel

Rememberings: The World of a Russian-Jewish Woman in the Nineteenth Century (Studies and Texts in Jewish History and Culture) translated by Henny Wenkart, edited by Bernard Cooperman, by Pauline Wengeroff


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