Mythical Vienna Legend of a Musical City by Max Graf. New York, Philosophical Library, 1945. 302 pp. $3.00.   The glamorized picture of Johann Strauss’s waltzing Vienna did not originate...

Italy’s Jews The History of the Jews in Italy by Cecil Roth. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1946. 575 pp. $3.00.   The long course of Italian-Jewish history, extending...

It is strange (returning after a long visit to America) to rediscover how closely knit is British Jewry. Here is a community that for prestige,...

Sidney Hertzberg seeks in this regular dement to provide a fair and impartial report of important trends on world affairs in their implications for Jews....

This personal statement on individual responsibility of Germans for Nazi crimes, written by a man active among German anti-Nazis, uses as its text Victor Bernstein’s...

This autobiographical footnote to history brightly illuminates the process by which the principle of national self-determination, after World War I, tore apart the fabric of...

In 1772, Issachar Falkensohn Behr published his Poems of a Polish Jew in the German language in Mitau and Leipzig. Goethe took the occasion to...

The Salve of Self-Pity The Spirit Returneth. by Selma Stern. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1946. 265 pp. $3.00.   This historical novel, by...

The Double Rejection The Great Challenge. By Louis Fischer. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. 346 pp. $4.00. In form, Louis Fischer's new book seems to be one...

For almost two decades, Isaak Babel maintained a place in Soviet literature as an obsolete but durable survivor of a moment of romantic élan that...

In Hillel’s Steps In Darkest Germany. By Victor Gollancz. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1947. 128 pp. With 144 photographs. 8s.6d. In the eyes of the British public, Victor Gollancz...

Reopening the Lines of Communication in Western Culture In September of 1946, a meeting of European intellectuals was held in Geneva. This meeting was organized by...