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Friedman, Saul S. 1937-2013

Works: 34 works in 133 publications in 2 languages and 5,142 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Diaries  Biography  Biographical films  Documentary films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Producer
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Most widely held works by Saul S Friedman
No haven for the oppressed : United States policy toward Jewish refugees, 1938-1945 by Saul S Friedman( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in English and German and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Haven for the Oppressed is the most thorough and the most comprehensive analysis to be written to date on the United States policy toward Jewish refugees during World War II. Friedman draws upon many sources for his history, significantly upon papers which have only recently been opened to public scrutiny. These include State Department Records at the National Archives and papers relating to the Jewish refugee question at the Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park. Such documents serve as the foundation for this study, together with the papers of the American Friends Service Committee, of Rabbis Stephen Wise and Abba Silver, Senator Robert Wagner, Secretary Hull and Assistant Secretary of State Breckinridge Long, of the American Jewish Archives, the National Jewish Archives, and extensive interviews with persons intimately involved in the refugee question. Professor Friedman describes America's pre-war preoccupation with economic woes: immigrants, particularly Jewish immigrants, were viewed as competitors for scarce jobs. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, although personally sympathetic to the dilemma of Jews, was not willing to risk public and congressional support for his domestic programs by championing legislation or diplomacy to increase Jewish immigration. The court-packing scandal and the unsuccessful purge of Southern Democrats had left his popularity at an all-time low. Jewish leaders were equally unwilling to antagonize the American public by strong advocacy of the Jewish cause. They feared anti-Semitic backlash against American Jews and worried that their own "100 percent" loyalty to the nation might be questioned. Although he takes issue with authors who propose that anti-Semitism at the highest levels of the State Department was the major block to the rescue of the Jews, Friedman demonstrates that some officials continually thwarted rescue plans. He suggests that a disinclination to sully themselves in negotiations with the Nazis and a fear that any ransom would prolong the global conflict, caused the Allies to offer only token overtures to the Nazis on behalf of the Jews
Jews and the American slave trade by Saul S Friedman( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nation of Islam's Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews has been called one of the most serious anti-Semitic manuscripts published in years. This work of so-called scholars received great celebrity from individuals like Louis Farrakhan, Leonard Jeffries, and Khalid Abdul Muhammed who used the document to claim that Jews dominated both transatlantic and antebellum South slave trades. As Saul Friedman definitively documents in Jews and the American Slave Trade, historical evidence suggests that Jews played a minimal role in the transatlantic, South American, Caribbean, and antebellum slave trades
The Oberammergau Passion Play : a lance against civilization by Saul S Friedman( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the origin of passion plays, and discounts the legend that the Oberammergau play was first performed in 1634, after the village was saved from a plague. Its true origin is in religious zealotry, antisemitism, and the profit motive. Surveys the various texts and concludes that the play falls far short of aesthetic demands, creates harmful stereotypes of Jews, and perpetuates the charge of deicide. Describes changes in the play during the Nazi era, its revival after World War II for financial profit, and recent unsuccessful efforts to revise the text. Pp. xv-xix contain an essay by Judson Shaver, "New Testament Roots of Christian Anti-Semitism."
Holocaust literature : a handbook of critical, historical, and literary writings( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past forty years, the term "Holocaust" has come to represent the deliberate campaign of extermination of Jews by the Nazis of Germany's Third Reich preceding and during World War II. Masses of edited documents and analytical material have been generated by Holocaust scholars, and some bibliographical and encyclopedic guides to the field are available. However, a student or researcher may be confounded by the abundance of publications and may lack the necessary background and endurance to sift the wheat from the chaff. The present volume has a two-fold purpose: to offer substantial analysis in intrinsic areas of study and to assess the relevant literature in each case. Major scholars and brilliant, less established historians from Israel, Canada, and the United States have contributed more than thirty essays complete with extensive reference lists in three broad divisions. The section on conceptual approaches to the Holocaust is composed of such topics as the rise of national socialism, biographies and interpretations of Hitler, concentration camps, post-Holocaust Jewish philosophies, and the "righteous gentiles." Area studies deal with aspects of the Holocaust in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Ukraine, the Balkans, France, Holland, Italy, and Spain, and with effects and reactions in Switzerland and Britain. Arab-German collaboration and American responses are also addressed. A third section takes up Holocaust subjects in education, belles lettres, and the arts, including diaries and memoirs, fiction, poetry, books for children, art, music, and films. Although the scholars all provide evaluative surveys of their subjects and related literature, each enjoyed considerable latitude in coverage and each presents his or her own views and selections, not all of which are shared by other contributors or the volume editor. The editor also provides an introduction and a final survey of major institutions and resources for Holocaust study. --From publisher's description
A history of the Holocaust by Saul S Friedman( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A History of the Holocaust is a detailed account of what happened across Europe during the Holocaust, with balanced coverage of each country. A History of the Holocaust is intended as a textbook, not a philosophical interpretation of the Holocaust. Written in a highly accessible style, it is addressed to students in the hope that they will be inspired to read more, to question and become actively involved in the problems of our world."--BOOK JACKET
The Terezin diary of Gonda Redlich by Egon Redlikh( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Terezin Diary of Gonda Redlich by Egon Redlikh( )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941, the fortress city of Terezin, outside Prague, was ostensibly converted into model ghetto, where Jews could temporarily reside before being sent to a more permanent settlement. In reality it was a way station to Auschwitz. When young Gonda Redlich was deported to Terezin in December of 1941, the elders selected him to be in charge of the youth welfare department. He kept a diary during his imprisonment, chronicling the fear and desperation of life in the ghetto, the attempts people made to create a cultural and social life, and the disease, death, rumors, and hopes that were part of da
A history of the Middle East by Saul S Friedman( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This history covers the Middle East from its ancient beginnings to the present. The Byzantine and Ottoman empires, which laid much of the framework for the region to move into the modern era, are covered in depth, as are World Wars I and II and the regional conflicts that inflame the Middle East of the 21st century"--Provided by publisher
The incident at Massena : the blood libel in America by Saul S Friedman( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1928, two days before Yom Kippur, a four-year-old Christian girl disappeared in the town of Massena, New York (near the Canadian border). A rumor spread that the child, Barbara Griffiths, was kidnapped by Jews who "needed some Christian blood" for their holiday. The rumor probably originated in the immigrant milieu, but both Mayor W. Gilbert Hawes and the senior State Trooper Harry McCann believed it. Authorized by these two men, the town's vigilants, most of them Klansmen, arranged a search in the house of one of the Jews who were suspect. Rabbi Berel Brennglass was summoned to police headquarters for interrogation. A pogrom was anticipated. Two hours before the Yom Kippur service Barbara was found, but this failed to dispel the aggressive atmosphere in the town. Despite the mayor's apologies, the locals boycotted the Jewish trade during the following two weeks. Massena's Jews turned to Louis Marshall of the American Jewish Committee and to Stephen Wise of the American Jewish Congress for assistance, but the rift between the two egocentric Jewish leaders thwarted an effective resolution of the incident. The Massena incident dissuaded local Jews of the idea that "it could not happen in America"
Pogromchik : the assassination of Simon Petlura by Saul S Friedman( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the trial of Shalom Schwarzbard, held in Paris in October 1927. His trial for the murder of Petlyura (in May 1926) turned out to be not only an investigation of Schwarzbard's personality and motives, but also of the pogroms perpetrated by Petlyura's army in Ukraine in 1919. The prosecution depicted Schwarzbard as a Bolshevik agent or as an insane man, and ascribed the massacres to the anarchy that reigned in Ukraine. The defense attorney argued that Schwarzbard's action was a necessary act of defense against a murderer. Dwells on the pogrom of February 1919 in Proskurov (now Khmelnytskyi), as well as on bloody pogroms in Zhitomir, Ovruch, etc. The main question debated at the trial was to what extent Petlyura was responsible for the crimes committed by his army. States that Petlyura was by far not the only pogromist during the civil war in Ukraine (1918-20): semi-independent chieftains, like Kozyr-Zyrko, Struk, and others were no less brutal murderers of Jews than Petlyura's "generals". The jury and the judge agreed on the full responsibility of Petlyura for the murders, and acquitted Schwarzbard, referring to similar trials in Europe at the time, and to the fact that the independent Ukrainian state of 1918-19 was an ally of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Jewish public opinion worldwide and many leading non-Jewish and Jewish intellectuals supported Schwarzbard, but the major French newspapers supported the prosecution
Without future : the plight of Syrian Jewry by Saul S Friedman( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of dust : Palestine at the turn of the century by Saul S Friedman( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amcha : an oral testament of the Holocaust by Saul S Friedman( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Official United States policy toward Jewish refugees 1938-1945 by Saul S Friedman( )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Clary A5714 : a memoir of liberation( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actor Robert Clary describes his childhood in Paris and discusses his experiences during the Holocaust, from his deportation in Sept. 1942 to his liberation at Buchenwald in Apr. 1945. Several liberators also describe their experiences. Includes color footage of the liberation of Buchenwald
The Terezin diary of Gonda Redlich by Gonda Redlich( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Snow was red( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the basis for bitterness between Jews and Ukranians, focusing on two events: the pogroms in the Ukraine during 1918-20, which the Jewish survivors blamed on Ukrainian nationalists, and the actions of the Ukrainians who joined the Nazi SS during World War II. Presents the Ukranian view that the Jewish charges are a Soviet plot against Ukranian nationalism
Handbook of Holocaust literature( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highest form of wisdom : a memorial book in honor of Professor Saul S. Friedman (1937-2013)( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pioneer of Holocaust education in the United States, Saul S. Friedman (1937-2013) was born on March 8, 1937 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. After receiving his Ph. D. from Ohio State University in 1969, he became a professor in the history department at Youngstown State University, where he taught for nearly forty years. In that time, he developed an international reputation as a leading scholar of the Holocaust, publishing twelve books, dozens of articles and award winning documentaries. He was a leader in the Youngstown Jewish community as well, and he received numerous awards for his service, including the Guardian of the Menorah Award from B'Nai B'rith, the Triumphant Spirit Award from the Youngstown Jewish Community Relations Council, and the Ohio Humanities Council's Richard Bjornson Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Humanities. He was also instrumental in the establishment of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The culmination of his work came in 2000, when he received an endowment from the Clayman Family of Youngstown to establish a Judaic Studies program at YSU
Ash and smoke : the Holocaust in Salonika( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language is Ladino, a dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews for more than 1000 years. According to records of the Greek government, 56,500 Jewish citizens lived in the city of Salonika on the eve of the Holocaust. They constituted better than two thirds of the population of Greece. By December 1944, only three remained. This is their story and by extension, it is the story of the Jews of Greece
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Jews and the American slave trade
Holocaust literature : a handbook of critical, historical, and literary writingsA history of the HolocaustThe Terezin diary of Gonda RedlichA history of the Middle EastWithout future : the plight of Syrian JewryHandbook of Holocaust literature
Alternative Names
Friedman, Saul S.

פרידמן, ס.ס.

פרידמן, שאול ס 1937-

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