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Lonely Planet Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania
Nicola Williams
1740591321
May 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The most comprehensive guide to the area, with a chapter on Russia's noncontiguous Kaliningrad region, this guide combines background information, cultural insights, and information on practicalities. Outdoor activities range from stork spotting to bobsledding and bungee jumping.Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
60 Maps --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Lithuania, 4th
Gordon McLachlan
1841621153
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Lithuania is an invaluable guide for planning a memorable vacation in this most hospitable of European countries. This guide covers Lithuanian culture and historic attractions, as well as fundamentals such as transportation, restaurants, and accommodations.


Lithuania
Heather Docalavich
142220054X
December 2005
Hardcover
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A Market Out of Place
Pernille Hohnen
0199267626
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book focuses on the seamy side of market economy in Lithuania and shows how a "market" only becomes established by people, sacrifices, and contestation. It gives a vivid picture of the hardship of the first new entrepreneurs creating the new market economies by travelling to China,
Turkey, Poland, and India to buy merchandise for resale, and shows how their ideas slowly develop into more established routines in a more stable market.


Come Into My Time
Violeta Kelertas
025206237X
Nov 1992
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy of Modernity
Gershon David David Hundert
0520238443
February 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Missing from most accounts of the modern history of Jews in Europe is the experience of what was once the largest Jewish community in the world--an oversight that Gershon David Hundert corrects in this history of Eastern European Jews in the eighteenth century.
The experience of eighteenth-century Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth did not fit the pattern of integration and universalization--in short, of westernization--that historians tend to place at the origins of Jewish modernity. Hundert puts this experience, that of the majority of the Jewish people, at the center of his history. He focuses on the relations of Jews with the state and their role in the economy, and on more "internal" developments such as the popularization of the Kabbalah and the rise of Hasidism. Thus he describes the elements of...


The United States and Lithuania
Robert A. Vitas
0275934128
May 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the first systematic study of the Stimson Doctrine of nonrecognition as applied to Lithuania and the other Baltic States. The book blends political history, U.S. public policy formulation and implementation, and international law to present a complete picture of the development of the Nonrecognition Policy since the Soviet occupation of Lithuania in 1940. Several case studies that feature the postwar Baltic repatriation and the Simas Kudirks incident are included. Vitas argues that the Nonrecognition Policy has been an effective one in terms of the goals and intentions of the Roosevelt and subsequent administrations.

About the Author
ROBERT A. VITAS is currently at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago, while serving as Vice President of the Lithuanian Research and...


Night of the Hawk
Dale Brown
0425136612
May 1993
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Set in the immediate future, this blockbuster demonstrates the exciting possibilities open to the techno-thriller in a post-Soviet world. Lithuania, seeking to remove the last traces of Soviet rule, plans to get rid of a secret research facility where scientists have developed a Stealth-type bomber--with the involuntary aid of none other than David Luger, presumed killed in Flight of the Old Dog . Luger has instead been captured, brainwashed and given a new identity, but somehow he has retained his professional expertise. Informed of his survival, the U.S. government mounts a rescue. But Gen. Brad Elliott, who led the Old Dog mission, makes plans of his own involving the EB-42 Megafortress, with its bristling array of missiles and electronics. Then the two operations become entangled in a Lithuanian uprising and...


The Last Days of the Jerusalem of Lithuania
Herman Kruk
0300044941
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This authoritative, stunningly edited edition of Kruk's acclaimed journals, news postings and poems of life and death in the Jewish ghetto of Vilna and later in a labor camp in Estonia is as major addition to Holocaust literature and Jewish history. In 1961 a Yiddish edition of the Vilna diaries was published. This larger new edition has been painstakingly assembled from those diaries and other documents and writings by Kruk that were widely scattered and only found since the 1961 edition; Harshav has also added a wealth of new footnotes. The potency and the power of Kruk's chronicle resides in its scrupulous detailing of everyday ghetto life-what people ate and read, the self-imposed rules for how Jewish women dressed, Jewish collaborators, Christian resistance to camps and deportations, news reports from the...


The Litvaks: A Short History of the Jews in Lithuania
Dov Levin
9653080849
October 2001
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hebrew


Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance (Volume 2A), Vol. 2
Rose L. Cohen (Editor)
9652292915
September 2002
Hardcover
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Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
"a monumental series of books. The first substantive record of the Jews of Lithuania who were murdered in the Holocaust"

Shalom Bronstein, Avotaynu, Volume XVIII, Number 3, Fall 2002
"...outstanding work"

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The Baltic Revolution
Anatol Lieven
0300060785
Sept 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
In this timely book, Anatol Lieven presents an intimate and engaging portrait of the history and culture of the Baltic states from their ancient origins to their contemporary status. He explores the culture and personality of the Baltic peoples, their religious and racial differences, their relations with Russia and with the West. Drawing on a wide range of sources including interviews, newspaper accounts, and his own observations, he describes and analyzes the rise of national movements in each of the three countries after Glastnost and the possibilities for democracy and Europeanization or for ethnic conflict and nationalist dictatorship.


A Special Fate (Special Fate: Chiune Sugihara: a Hero of the Holocaust)
Alison Leslie Gold
0590395254


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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-10-A moving account of an unlikely hero. Sugihara single-handedly saved thousands of Jewish lives during the Holocaust. With the support of his wife, he issued exit visas while stationed as a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania. Risking his own life and those of his family members, he responded to the call to help fellow human beings. Ignoring the orders of the Japanese foreign ministry, he handwrote thousands of documents so that Jews could flee Lithuania to travel through Russia to get to Japan and freedom. Sugihara was eventually transferred out of Eastern Europe but not before he and his own family experienced the internment camps of Russia. Eventually, he was fired from the foreign service for his bravery and had to find work elsewhere. At the end of his life, he wondered if his act of compassion had...


Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance (Volume 2B), Vol. 2
Rose Lerer Cohen (Editor)
9652292923
September 2002
Hardcover
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Shalom Bronstein, Avotaynu Volume XVIII, Number 3, Fall 2002
"...outstanding work"

Shalom Bronstein, Avotaynu, Volume XVIII, Number 3, Fall 2002
"...outstanding work" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Holocaust in Lithuania 1941-1945: A Book of Remembrance - Volume 1
Rose L. Cohen (Editor)
9652292907
November 2002
Hardcover
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Shalom Bronstein, Avotaynu, Volume XVIII, Number 3, Fall 2002
"...outstanding work"

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter
a monumental series of books. The first substantive record of the Jews of Lithuania who were murdered in the Holocaust

See all Editorial Reviews


The Reconstruction of Nations
Timothy Snyder
0300095694
Feb 2003
Hardcover
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Foreign Affairs
"[A] fresh and stimulating look at the path to nationhood."

Book Description
Modern nationalism in northeastern Europe has often led to violence and then reconciliation between nations with bloody pasts. In this fascinating book, Timothy Snyder traces the emergence of Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Belarusian nationhood over four centuries, discusses various atrocities (including the first account of the massive Ukrainian-Polish ethnic cleansings of the 1940s), and examines Poland’s recent successful negotiations with its newly independent Eastern neighbors, as it has channeled national interest toward peace.

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Light One Candle: A Survivor's Tale from Lithuania to Jerusalem
Solly Ganor
1568363524
April 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This well-crafted, affecting memoir offers a detailed account of the author's struggle to survive the German occupation of Lithuania amid the terrorizing, torture and liquidation of most of the inhabitants of the Kaunas ghetto during WWII. Ganor describes the diabolical way the Nazis turned gentile Lithuanians against Jews and, inside the ghetto itself, neighbor against neighbor. Remaining useful to the Germans was the only way to survive, and Ganor recounts how the Jewish Council set up vocational classes to teach carpentry and other skills. In the end, Ganor was unable to avoid being sent to Dachau concentration camp, from which he was liberated at the eleventh hour by American troops. In postwar years he became a self-described "emotional amputee" who worked hard to suppress his bitter memories of the war. Yet...


The Reconstruction of Nations
Timothy Snyder
030010586X
July 2004
Paperback
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Foreign Affairs
"[A] fresh and stimulating look at the path to nationhood." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
“The Reconstruction of Nations is a brilliant and fascinating analysis of the subtleties, complexities, and paradoxes of the evolution of nations in Eastern Europe. Snyder highlights the success of contemporary leaders of Poland in bringing an end to the centuries of war, conquest, and ethnic cleansing, which have plagued that part of the world. His study has major implications for all of us who want to understand the processes of state collapse and nation-building in the world.”—Samuel P. Huntington, Chairman, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies


Baltic Capitals, 2nd: Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius and Kaliningrad
Neil Taylor
1841620718
September 1, 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Commendable." --The Independent


Gorbachev's Failure in Lithuania
Alfred Erich Senn
0312124570
May 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
From January 11 to 14, 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev went to Lithuania to persuade the leaders of that rebel Soviet republic to remain within the traditional Soviet system. From January 11 to 13, 1991, Soviet troops killed unarmed civilians in Vilnius in an effort to persuade the people of Lithuania to overthrow their leaders. Finally, in September, 1991, Gorbachev, presiding over the collapse of the Soviet Union, recognized Lithuanian independence. It was Lithuania, above all, that demonstrated to the world the bankruptcy of the Soviet empire. This book takes the reader into the maelstrom of politics in three different capitals during the period 1988 to 1991. In Vilnius, Lithuanians surged forward in what they called their "national rebirth"; in Moscow, Gorbachev struggled to maintain his position in a crumbling empire; and...


Ghetto in Flames: The Struggle and Destruction of the Jews in Vilna in the Holocaust
Yitzhak Arad
0870687530
August 1981
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English, Hebrew (translation)


Ponary Diary, 1941-1943 : A Bystander's Account of a Mass Murder
Kazimierz Sakowicz, et al
0300108532
December 10, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Antony Polonsky : "This remarkable diary, written by a sympathetic Polish observer, gives a graphic and harrowing account of the mass murder of between fifty and sixty thousand Lithuanian Jews in the forest of Ponary just outside Vilna. It is a unique contribution to our understanding of the Holocaust."-Antony Polonsky, Brandeis University
Joshua Rubenstein : "Ponary Diary is a vivid, intimate account of mass murder, and chilling in its relentless detail. The Holocaust has few more compelling witnesses than Kazimierz Sakowicz."-Joshua Rubenstein, Northeast Regional Director, Amnesty International USA

Book Description
About sixty thousand Jews from Wilno (Vilnius, Jewish Vilna) and surrounding townships in present-day Lithuania were murdered by the Nazis and their Lithuanian...

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