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Shapiro, Paul A.

Works: 13 works in 28 publications in 4 languages and 2,480 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, wpr, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Paul A Shapiro
50 children : one ordinary American couple's extraordinary rescue mission into the heart of Nazi Germany by Steven Pressman( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the astonishing true story of how one American couple transported fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America -- the single largest group of unaccompanied refugee children allowed into the United States. In early 1939, America's rigid immigration laws made it virtually impossible for European Jews to seek safe haven in the United States. As deep-seated anti-Semitism and isolationism gripped much of the country, neither President Roosevelt nor Congress rallied to their aid. Yet one brave Jewish couple from Philadelphia refused to silently stand by. Risking their own safety, Gilbert Kraus, a successful lawyer, and his stylish wife, Eleanor, traveled to Nazi-controlled Vienna and Berlin to save fifty Jewish children. Steven Pressman brought the Kraus's rescue mission to life in his 2013 HBO documentary, 50 Children. In this book, he expands upon the story, offering additional historical detail and context to a portrait of this ordinary couple and their extraordinary actions. Drawing from Eleanor Kraus's unpublished memoir, rare historical documents, and interviews with more than a dozen of the surviving children, and illustrated with period photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia, 50 Children is a tale of personal courage and triumphant heroism that offers a unique insight into a critical period of history
The Holocaust in Romania : the destruction of Jews and Gypsies under the Antonescu regime, 1940-1944 by Radu Ioanid( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and French and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1930, 757,000 Jews lived in Romania. They constituted the third-largest Jewish community in Europe. Today not more than 14,000 Jews live in Romania, most of them elderly. The record of the Holocaust in Romania includes many curious chapters of betrayal and support, but they have been largely unavailable until now. Radu Ioanid's account, based upon unparalleled access to previously secret East European government archives, is an unprecedented analysis of heretofore purposely hidden materials. Archival records, published and unpublished reports, memoirs of survivors, letters - Dr. Ioanid uses all these elements to build an accurate perspective on Romanian policies of racism, anti-Semitism, and the extermination of Jews during the regime of Ion Antonescu."--BOOK JACKET
The Kishinev ghetto, 1941-1942 : a documentary history of the Holocaust in Romania's contested borderlands by Paul A Shapiro( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Kishinev Ghetto, 1941-1942 offers a wealth of primary sources and insightful commentary about the little-known slaughter of Jewish residents of Kishinev (Chisinau) under the military occupation of Romania by Marshal Ion Antonescu, a Hitler ally"--
Witnessing unbound : Holocaust representation and the origins of memory by Henri Lustiger-Thaler( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primary witnessing, in its original forms--from survivor and bystander testimonies, to memoirs and diaries--inform our cultural understanding of the multiple experiences of the Holocaust. Henri Lustiger Thaler and Habbo Knoch look at many of these expressions of primary witnessing in Witnessing Unbound: Holocaust Representation and the Origins of Memory, which is particularly relevant today with the hastening decline of the Holocaust survivor demographic and the cultural spaces for representation it leaves in its wake, in addition to the inevitable and cyclical search for generational relevancy, siphoned through acts of memory. The essays in Witnessing Unbound are written by some of the leading figures on the theme of witnessing as well as scholars exploring new primary sources of knowledge about the Holocaust and genocide. These include a focus on the victims: the perished and survivors whose discursive worlds are captured in testimonies, diaries, and memoirs; the witnessing of peasant bystanders to the terror; historical religious writing by rabbis during and after the war as a proto memoir for destroyed communities, and the archive as a solitary witness, a constructed memory in the aftermath of a genocide. The experiences showcased and analyzed within this memorializing focus introduce previously unknown voices, and end with reflections on the Belzec Memorial and Museum. One survivor moves hearts with the simple insight, "I died in Auschwitz, but no one knows [sees] it." In counterpoint is a court case with SS General Karl Wolff, who has conveniently forgotten his crimes during the Holocaust. Original experience and its reimagination within contemporary frameworks make sense of an event that continues to adapt and change metaphorically and globally. As one of the contributors writes: "In my mind, the 'era of the witness' begins when the historical narrative consists of first-person accounts." Witnessing Unbound augers in the near completion of that defining era, by introducing a collection of diverse reflections and mediations on witnessing and memory. A must-read for the further understanding of the Holocaust, its cruel reality, and its afterdeath. --
Roma and Sinti : under-studied victims of Nazism : symposium proceedings by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freilegungen : auf den Spuren der Todesmärsche( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Securitatea și vânzarea evreilor : istoria acordurilor secrete dintre România și Israel by Radu Ioanid( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Romanian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi persecution and postwar repercussions : the International Tracing Service archive and Holocaust research by Suzanne Brown-Fleming( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The International Tracing Service, one of the largest Holocaust-related archival repositories in the world, holds millions of documents that enrich our understanding of the many forms of persecution during the Nazi era and its continued repercussions ever since. Drawing on a selection of recently available documents from the archive, this ... volume provides new insights into human decision making in genocidal settings, the factors that drive it, and its far-reaching consequences."--Back cover
Churbn Lettland : the destruction of the Jews of Latvia by Max Kaufmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghetoul din Chişinău, 1941-1942 : o istorie documentară a Holocaustului în interiorul frontierelor contestate ale României by Paul A Shapiro( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Romanian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romania's past as challenge for the future : a developmental approach to interwar politics by Paul A Shapiro( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ghetoul din Chişinău by Paul A Shapiro( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prelude to dictatorship in Romania : the National Christian Party in power, December 1937-Febrary 1938 by Paul A Shapiro( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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