Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

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"Whether you are off to Europe or an armchair traveler, [this] is a wonderful and informative companion for travel in the Jewish world."
--Ari Goldman, author of The Search for God at Harvard

"Fascinating, highly readable, well organized, and full of interesting anecdotes. It's invaluable not only for the ...

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Overview

Need to update for the new edition. Possible that new quotes are better. Editorial will probably have to indicate what is new material.

"Whether you are off to Europe or an armchair traveler, [this] is a wonderful and informative companion for travel in the Jewish world."
--Ari Goldman, author of The Search for God at Harvard

"Fascinating, highly readable, well organized, and full of interesting anecdotes. It's invaluable not only for the Jewish traveler but also for the general traveler who just happens to be Jewish."
--Geoffrey Weill, travel expert and president of Weill Associates

"More than a guidebook--it is a fascinating, candid, and ultimately uplifting testament to the enduring spirit of a people."
--San Francisco Examiner

"Significant reading for Jews who want to know more about their fellow Jews around the world."
--The Jewish Weekly News

"Full of interesting tidbits."
--The New York Times

World War II left many scars on the face of Europe, including the ugly scar it left on the Jewish people. More than five decades later, an abundance of Jewish institutions and cultural activities endures in a world that goes back more than two thousand years--Jewish Europe.

A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe will introduce readers to areas that survived the devastating effects of the war. It will also guide first-time and experienced European travelers to local Jewish customs, neighborhoods, and historical sites. From kosher dining in France to memorials in Scandinavia, and with chapters on the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland, this guide combines practical travel information--especially for those seeking their roots--intriguing stories, and an enlightening investigation into the Jewish contributions to European history.

Ben G. Frank, a journalist and a consultant to airlines and tourist offices, is president of the Frank Promotion Group. 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 Russia & Ukraine, published by Pelican.

More than 50 years after World War II left its ugly mark on the face of Europe and the Jewish people, an abundance of Jewish cultural activities still endures. This guide introduces readers to areas that survived the devastating effects of the war, and guides first-time and experienced European travelers to local Jewish neighborhoods and historical sites. Photos.

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565547766
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 1,437,378
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 1.52 (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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