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Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

by Ben Frank
     
 

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New chapters on the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland allow this updated book to combine practical travel information, intriguing stories, and an enlightening investigation into the Jewish contributions to European history.

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New chapters on the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland allow this updated book to combine practical travel information, intriguing stories, and an enlightening investigation into the Jewish contributions to European history.

Editorial Reviews

Jewish Book World
Acquaints readers with areas that survived the devastating effects of World War II as wel as the very recent changes in parts of Eastern Europe. It also leads first-time and experienced European travelers to local Jewish neighborhoods, historical sites, Kosher restaurants, historic synagogues, and other places of Jewish interest. Each of the 18 countries are introduced with a historical overview.
Library Journal
Frank, an extensive world traveler and authority on European Jewish travel, combines the elements of two genres, history and travel, into one neat package. The result is an informative historical account, past and present, of Jewish cultures and communities in Great Britain and western European countries, accompanied by lists of kosher restaurants, synagogues, schools, hotels, museums and other sites of former and present Jewish life. Destruction and migration of European Jewry did not begin and end during World War II. It has been ongoing for centuries. Much light is shed on this as well as on the numerous lasting contributions of European Jews to society. Much broader in scope and geographic territory than Ruth Gruber's Jewish Heritage Travel (3/15/92), which emphasizes eastern European countries and the Holocaust, this is recommended for general travel collections.-- Ann E. Cohen, Rochester P.L., N.Y.
Booknews
This guide directs European travelers to local Jewish neighborhoods and historical sites. In chapters devoted to individual countries, journalist Frank describes Jewish society, relationships among Jews and between Jews and non-Jews, and Jews' contributions to their countries of origin. He also lists kosher restaurants, historic synagogues, museums, and ancient monuments throughout Europe. The third edition includes new chapters on the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565547766
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
323,581
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Ben G. Frank, a journalist and a consultant to airlines and tourist offices, is president of the Frank Promotion Group. He has frequently traveled to Russia and has spent years researching this book. A member of numerous international press organizations, he has published articles in magazines and newspapers worldwide and is known as one of the most authoritative travel writers on Jewish communities and culture. Frank also is the author of A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe, published by Pelican.

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