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At Home in Utopia

by Michal Goldman and Ellen Brodsky

New York City cops in the Great Depression called it Little Moscow, but for the 2,000 Jewish immigrant residents of the United Workers Cooperative Colony, a.k.a. “the Coops,” it was their first taste of the American dream. At Home in Utopia bears witness to an epic social experiment, following two generations of residents and their commitment to radical ideas of racial equality and rights for tenants and workers.

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From Swastika to Jim Crow

by Lori Cheatle, Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher, and Martin D. Toub

From Swastika to Jim Crow traces the story of Jewish intellectuals who escaped Nazi Germany only to find anti-Semitism at major U.S. universities. Many secured positions at black colleges in the South, and ultimately impacted the civil rights movement.

Sisters in Resistance

by Maia Wechsler

A chronicle of the heroism and lifelong friendships of four young non-Jewish women who were imprisoned during World War II for their resistance to the Nazi occupation of France.

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Steal a Pencil for Me

by Michèle Ohayon

Academy Award nominee Michele Ohayon explores how love survived the horror of the Holocaust.

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