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Call Number: Van Pelt Library. D805.5.A96 B39 2017
Publication Date: 2016
Ian Baxter offers us a rare look at wartime archives, focusing on the main camp of Auschwitz and its extension, Birkenau, through a series of photographs that illustrate the different areas around the camp.
This is Hollander-Lafon’s memoir of her experience as a prisoner in the Birkenau Extermination camp. Through a series of short chapters, she invites the reader to reflect on what she endured. She combines memories of graphic brutality with more meditative passages.
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. D805.5.T54 S34 2017
Publication Date: 2017
"Presented in a two-fold format, this book features the stories of individuals who were transported to Theresienstadt, as related by Holocaust survivor Vera Schiff, whose entire family was sent to the camp in 1942. Following each narrative, Schiff engages in a wide-ranging discussion with ethics professor Jeff McLaughlin regarding the events of the story, within the broader political, religious and cultural context of what is now the Czech Republic." From the publisher.
In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay of Hold Steady, traveled with guitar, banjoand an accord, to discover and play in the spaces of the punk rock diaspora. He travels from Poland to Mongolia and further afield to uncover the best and worst of the punk movement across Europe.
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A Little Night Music
Mozart visited Vienna three times as a child and spent the last decade of his life there. In his early years in Vienna, he became an acclaimed concert pianist and wrote masterpieces of opera, symphony, and chamber music. He later obtained permanent employment as a composer with the imperial court.
"Writing on Water" is a first-hand account of the thoughts, lives and rituals of the secretly practicing strictly religious Jews during the era of Communism in Eastern Europe (primarily in Budapest). The subject matter is unique both in the choice of the communities and its focus on sound. From the publisher.
This book provides a history of Hungarian architecture from Roman times to the present. Because much of the material in this book is derived from archives not readily available to Western scholars, Sisa and Wiebenson provide a unique perspective.
Call Number: Van Pelt Library. DK4800.M518 S6713 2017
Publication Date: 2017
This is a story of a town that has suffered the vicissitudes of history and Poland's changing fortunes. After Stalin's post-World War II redrawing of Poland's borders, the town became a destination of the displaced. Today the town has been evacuated due to environmental degradation. Springer provides a history of this small point on today's map.
Lasting for 63 days, the Warsaw Uprising was largely built with a resistance of local men and teenagers - some of them younger than sixteen. Andrew Borowiec recalls his own harrowing tale of the event.