By Mark Kurlansky
A robust, DEEPLY relocating NARRATIVE OF desire REBORN
IN THE SHADOW OF DESPAIR
Fifty years after it used to be bombed to rubble, Berlin is once more a urban during which Jews assemble for the Passover seder. Paris and Antwerp have lately emerged as vital new facilities of Jewish tradition. Small yet proud Jewish groups are revitalizing the traditional facilities of Budapest, Prague, and Amsterdam. those courageous, made up our minds Jewish women and men have selected to settle–or remain–in Europe after the devastation of the Holocaust, yet they've got paid a value. one of the unforeseen hazards, they've got needed to take care of an alarming resurgence of Nazism in Europe, the unfold of Arab terrorism, and the influence of the Jewish country on ecu life.
Delving into the intimate tales of eu Jews from all walks of lifestyles, Kurlansky weaves jointly a vibrant tapestry of people maintaining their traditions, and flourishing, within the shadow of heritage. An inspiring tale of a tenacious those that have rebuilt their lives within the face of incomprehensible horror, A selected Few
is a testomony to cultural survival and a party of the deep bonds that suffer among Jews and ecu civilization.“Consistently soaking up . . . A selected Few investigates the fairly uncharted territory of an encouraging phenomenon.”
–Los Angeles occasions
“I can reflect on no publication that portrays with such intelligence, historic knowing, and journalistic aptitude what existence has been like for Jews decided to construct lives in Europe.”