Stories of our Torah leader who survived and inspired during the terrible years of World War II and the Reign of Communism.
Finally, a volume that focuses, not on the horrors of WWII, but rather on the response of rabbis, lay leaders and ordinary people, who came face-to-face with extraordinary crises of epic proportions. Read and be inspired by the heroism of the human spirit, tempered by the wisdom and the values of our eternal Torah.
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Book Review of "Heroes of Spirit" Wednesday July 8, 2009 9:21 AM In the past, when book reviews have appeared on JudaicaSavings.com, we have tried to encapsulate the pu...
The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military
Hitler's Jewish Soldiers by Bryan Mark Rigg
On the murderous road to racial purity Hitler encountered unexpected detours, largely due to his own crazed views and inconsistent policies regarding Jewish identity. After centuries of Jewish assimilation and intermarriage in German society, he discovered that eliminating Jews from the rest of the population was more difficult than he'd anticipated. As Bryan Mark Rigg shows in this provocative new study, nowhere was that heinous process more fraught with contradiction and confusion than in the German military.
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Contrary to conventional views, Rigg reveals that a startlingly large number of German military men were classified by the Naz...