MEMOIRS OF MY PEOPLE: Through a Thousand Years by Leo W. Ed. Schwarz

MEMOIRS OF MY PEOPLE: Through a Thousand Years

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The publication of this third anthology of Jewish literature is, in itself, evidence that a market for it has been established. Personally, I found this the most interesting of the three, for through this gallery of self portraits, from the early 11th century to the present, one can trace many aspects of the Jew as a personality. One reads, in these extracts from diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, letters, the spirit of mysticism, the cosmopolitan character of the Jew, pleasant reminiscences of family life, reminiscences often not so pleasant of persecution and sorrow. But one gets the human element in the stro of Jewish life and history. There are 59 selections. I could have wished for the inclusion of some less esoteric, more orthodox. But then I cannot pretend to a knowledge of the wealth of material from which he had to choose.

Pub Date: Feb. 11th, 1942
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart