Recently we have received several donations, including a great collection of books about the Holocaust from the Library of Pierre Antoine Bernheim and donated in his memory. The collection enhances our already extensive Holocaust and Yitzkor sections of the Library. Mr Bernheim’s collection also features many unusual French books about the Holocaust.This week we are also welcoming our new students and visiting academics, and the library induction for students is tomorrow, Thursday 10th October at 11am.
This term the centre is welcoming new members of teaching staff, who will be teaching classes such as Sandals and Threshing Floors: Medieval Jewish Bible Interpretation and the book of Ruth, Israel: State and Society and Topics in Modern Hebrew Literature, 1900-present. Using the course bibliographies the librarians have put together a reserve shelf for each class, including some new additions to the Library with the latest up-to-date publications and research.
Here are some featured books from this year’s courses:
- After expulsion: 1492 and the making of Sephardic Jewry, Jonathan Ray (New York: New York University Press, 2013)
- Isaac on Jewish and Christian altars: polemic and exegesis in Rashi and the Glossa ordinaria, Devorah Schoenfeld (New York : Fordham University Press, 2013)
We are very grateful to the family of Pierre Antoine Bernheim for this wonderful collection. Highlight’s from his library include:
- Surviving the Holocaust with the Russian Jewish Partisans, Jack Kagan and Dov Cohen, Second Edition with foreword by Martin Gilbert (London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2000)
- Propagandes et persécutions : la Résistance et le “problème juif,” 1940-1944, Renée Poznanski (Paris: Fayard, 2008)
- The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944 : the missing center, Andrew Ezergailis, (Rīga: Historical Institute of Latvia ; Washington, DC : United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1996)