On the Eve

On the Eve

<I>On the Eve </I>is the portrait of a world on the brink of annihilation. In this provocative book, Bernard Wasserstein presents a new and disturbing interpretation of the collapse of European Jewish civilization even before the Nazi onslaught. <BR><BR>In the 1930s, as Europe spiraled toward the Second World War, the continent&#8217;s Jews faced an existential crisis. The harsh realities of the age&#8212;anti-Semitic persecution, economic discrimination, and an ominous climate of violence&#8212;devastated Jewish communities and shattered the lives of individuals. <BR><BR>The Jewish crisis was as much the result of internal decay as of external attack. Demographic collapse, social

Bernard Wasserstein
Simon & Schuster Inc.

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