This is truly a fascinating book, and I recommend it very highly.
It is well known that many Jews tried to escape being regarded as Jews by changing their names or by conversion - here documented with many individual stories.
This is a remarkable book in that it provides a great deal of detail yet it does it in a way that is very easy to read, almost like a novel.
This was full of information I didn't know. That is reason enough to give it four stars. Not five, because it became tedious -- too much redundancy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Evalyn F. Segal
a sobering and really informative read. the richness of Jewish culture and life in inter-war Europe with all its warts and all its beauty; food for thought....Published 2 months ago by madmicah
Admirable and rewarding for its scope and wealth of information.
Lest anyone get the wrong impression from other reviews, this book encompasses much more than... Read more
Great book written by someone who knows his subject matter.
Very easy to read and so interesting.
In two more words ;Great book.
Great volume that touches so many areas of pre-war European Jewry. The author leaves no area of Jewish life un-investigated.Published 14 months ago by D'Voge
Scholarship undisputed, the book is far more than a historical detail.
It explores the very essence of Jewish memory, through the ages as well is during the period... Read more
I was looking forward to reading this book, but by the end I was a little disappointed. Wasserstein is a clear and compelling writer, and clearly has done a great deal of research... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jerrold I. Keilson