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Book Notes Book Notes 191 Annotations with the initials D.B. were written by Dean Bell ofthe Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago. American Jewish Life Catskill Culture: A Mountain Rat's Memories ofthe Great Jewish Resort Area, by Phil Brown. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998. 312 pp. $34.95 (c). ISBN 156639 -642-5. A century ago, New Yorkers, hungry for mountain air, good food, and a Jewish environment combined with an American way ofleisure, began to develop a resort area in the Catskill Mountains. B'y the 1950s this area contained bungalow colonies, summer camps, and over 900 hotels and attracted over a million people a year. Phil Brown, who with his family worked in the hotels, tells of the many elements of this environment. Dispersing the Ghetto: The Relocation ofJewish Immigrants across America, by Jack Glazier. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998. 232 pp. $16.95. ISBN 0-801485770 -0. In the early twentieth century, the population ofNew York City's Lower East Side swelled with the arrival of vast numbers of eastern European Jewish immigrants. Established American Jews feared that their security might be threatened by the newcomers. They established the Industrial Removal Office (IRO) to assist in relocating the immigrants to the towns and cities of the nation's interior. This volume describes this chapter in American immigration history. The South Side: The Racial Transformation ofan American Neighborhood, by Louis Rosen. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1998. 192 pp. $25.00. ISBN 1-56663-190-4. This is the story of how a white, middle-class, and largely Jewish neighborhood, built on Chicago's far South Side in the years after World War II, changed to a middle-class black community in the 1960s, and of the impact this collision of cultures had on the lives of families and individuals on both sides of the event. 192 SHOFAR Fall 1999 Vol. 18, No. I Two Jews, Three Opinions: A Collection o/Twentieth-CenturyAmerican Jewish Quotes, edited by Sandee Brawarsky and Deborah Mark. New York: Perigee Hardcover, 1998. 320 pp. $22.95. ISBN 0-399-52449-5. With more than 2,000 quotes, organized by subject and indexed by sources, this collection reflects themes in Jewish history, including the World Wars, immigration from Europe, Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights movement, assimilation, antisemitism, and more personal issues like careers, sex, activism, and writing. Ancient World and Archaeology Studies in the Book 0/Jubilees, edited by Matthias Albani, Jorg Frey, and Armin Lange. Tiibingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1997. 360 pp. DM 230.00. ISBN 3-16-146793-0. This volume offers detailed studies ofdifferent subjects on Jubilees on the occasion ofthe complete publication ofthe Qumran Jubilees manuscripts. The authors make a contribution to the widespread discussion on the Book of Jubilees and give an idea of its relevance for the study of ancient Judaism. Special attention is given to Jubilees' method ofinterpretation and other introductory questions, its calendar and cultic festivals, and different conceptional issues. Art, Music, and Film The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World's Greatest Works 0/Art, by Hector Feliciano. New York: Basic Books, 1997. 278 pp. $27.50. ISBN 0-46504194 -9. Hector Feliciano paints a picture of a concealed international art trade with links in France, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, the former Soviet Union, and the United States. The core of the book focuses on the official and systematic confiscation of five private art collections belonging to French Jewish families or art dealers. Feliciano traces the art from the hands of top German officials to art dealers and unwittingly to auction houses. He also brings to light the inner workings of the Jeu de Paume, the museum where the Nazis stored thousands of pieces of stolen art. Most German o/the Arts: Musicology andSociety/rom the Weimar Republic to the End o/Hitler's Reich, by Pamela M. Potter. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. 368 pp. $40.00. ISBN 0-300-07228-7. Pamela Potter examines the social, economic, and intellectual factors that caused some German musical scholars to fervently support the ideological aims of the Nazis. Book Notes 193 Yiddish Proletarian Theatre: The Art and Politics o/the...

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ISSN
1534-5165
Print ISSN
0882-8539
Pages
pp. 191-209
Launched on MUSE
2012-10-03
Open Access
No
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