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BLOCH ---- THE YEAR ’S BOOKSHELF
people of Europe, by Uriah Zevi Engelman, with a Foreword by
Niles Carpenter (New York, Behrman, 1944), and
Jews in the
post-war world
, by Max Gottschalk and Abraham G. Duker (New
York, Dryden Press, 1945), containing a survey of national and
international post-war problems of the Jews. In several authori-
tatively written works which were issued during the year by the
Institute of Jewish Affairs of the American Jewish Congress and
World Jewish Congress much light is cast upon the historical
and social implications of the manifold complex problems con-
fronting the Jews in recent years. In fact, in some of them the
authors attempt to cope with problems that arise during the
transition period from war to peace. In
The Jewish Refugee
, by
Arieh Tartakower and K. R. Grossmann, edited by Maximilian
Hurwitz (New York, Institute of Jewish Affairs, 1944), an en-
deavor is made to trace the history of refugee migration for the
past thirty years with particular emphasis on its present phases.
An admirable sociological analysis of the position of homeless
Jews in the post-war world is offered by George Stefansky, in
his
Does the refugee have a future?
(New York, United Palestine
Appeal, 1945). An enlightening study of
Relief and rehabilitation
is offered by Zorach Warhaftig (New York, Institute of Jewish
Affairs, 1944). I t deals with implications of the UNRRA program
for Jewish needs. Comprehensive is the treatment of
Indemnifica-
tion and reparations
, Jewish aspects, by Nehemiah Robinson (New
York, Institute of Jewish Affairs, 1944). Of obvious Jewish in-
terest is Gerhard Jacoby’s
Racial State
; the German nationalities
policy in the protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia (New York, Insti-
tute of Jewish Affairs, 1944). I t is a study of the racial point of
view as introduced into the theory of government by the Germans
in their handling of the Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia. Of
like interest is
Legal claims against Germany
; compensation for
losses resulting from anti-racial measures by Siegfried Qoldschmidt
(New York, Dryden Press, 1945). Z. H. Wachsman offers an inter-
esting compilation of documents on the
Jews in post-war Europe
(New York, H. H. Glanz, 1944), in which spokesmen for the gov-
ernments in exile give expression to their attitude towards the Jews.
Jewish rights as individuals and as a nation and their efforts toes-
tablish a Jewish commonwealth in Palestine are explained by Jo-
seph L. Tenenbaum in his
Peacefor the Jews
(New York, American
Federation for Polish Jews, 1945). Some of the post-war Jewish
problems are covered by the American Jewish Committee in its
recommendations
To the counsellors of peace
(New York, 1945).
Jewish experiences in war-torn countries are beginning to be
revealed in the testimony of eyewitnesses and victims of torture
and mistreatment which are gradually making their appearance