Studies of the Simon Dubnow Institute

Volume 19

»Das Leichenhaus der Bücher«

Kulturrestitution und jüdisches Geschichtsdenken nach 1945

Studies of the Dubnow Institute, Das Leichenhaus der Bücher, 2013

The book explores the history and impact of initiatives taken by Jewish organizations to salvage looted cultural treasures in Europe after 1945 with focus on their protagonists Hannah Arendt, Salo W. Baron, Lucy S. Dawidowicz and Gershom Scholem. It offers new insights in fundamental questions of redefining Jewish life and Jewish historical thinking after the Holocaust.

351 pp. with 24 plates

Hardcover with dust jacket

Göttingen/Bristol, Conn.: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013

2nd revised edition, 2016

ISBN: 978-3-525-36957-9
Price: 65,00 € (D)

ISBN (e-book): 978-3-647-36957-0
Price: 54,99 € (D)


Elisabeth Gallas
A Mortuary of Books
The Rescue of Jewish Culture after the Holocaust
Translated by Alex Skinner

416 pp., Hardcover with dust jacket
New York University Press, 2019
ISBN 9781479833955, Preis: $35.00