Peter C. Appelbaum

Jewish Tales of the Great War

Authors:Selig Schachnowitz and Dr. Felix Theilhaber
Translated and Edited By Peter C. Appelbaum

Paperback: 96 pages
eBook:74 pages
ISBN-10: 1942614330
ISBN-13: 978-1942614333

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Stone Tower Books

The first Word War changed the world. It also changed the lives of millions of soldiers and civilians. Though many often think of the Western Front, there was also the oft-forgotten Eastern Front from which the writings in this book are derived. Selig Schachnowitz, a gentle soul who wrote much of his work in Yiddish, provides four short stories, each on a different topic about the war. In 1908 he became Editor-in-Chief of Der Israelit, the official newspaper of Orthodox Judaism in Germany. Dr. Felix Theilhaber—a decorated physician in the German Army—laconically describes his meeting and experiences with the shtetl Jews of Eastern Europe—their language, foibles, view of the war, and religious practices. These writings provide creative glimpses of the war that are often overlooked. They remind of the tragedy of war on an intensely personal level.

Published by: Stone Tower Books, History division of Lampion Press



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