This two-part volume deals with the emergence of Zionism from its earliest precursors to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Part One includes a general review of Zionist history based on both primary and secondary sources and examines key historiographical issues raised by studying modern Jewish nationalism. Part Two, the dictionary, provides an alphabetical listing of phrases, organizations, and other significant terms related to Zionism. Major entries include a general overview and tabular data of all material given over to quantification or graphic presentation. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs, facsimile documents, line art, and tables and graphs. It was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2001.
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Abraham J. Edelheit is director of the Morehset Zvi Institute for Jewish Communal Affairs and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of history at Kingsborough Community College. Abraham has served as a consultant to the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Asstes in the United States and is presently Historian in Residence at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. An active scholar, he is the author or co-author of ten books on Jewish and European history, including History of the Holocaust: A Handbook and Dictionary. The late Hershel Edelheit a Holocaust survivor, was director of ERICH, a nonprofit research and educational institute dedicated to studying the twentieth-century Jewish experience.
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Book Description Westview Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0813329817