Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jews in China and Chinese Jews

                The Jewish and Chinese peoples are the oldest continuous civilizations. Given the long records of these two civilizations the infrequency of their concurrence and the slightness of the record of their contacts makes the discussion of their relations somewhat exotic. These discussions have take place in many languages. One of the items listed below catalogs many of the older contributions, that is The Sino-Judaic Bibliographies of Rudolf Loewenthal. These three separate works include a variety of extremely difficult to acquire volumes. While the list of items cataloged below includes only one item that appears in those bibliographies the items that we offer do present a variety of types of treatments and sources.

Bloch, Samson, ha-Levi. Sh'vile 'olam. Sefer Kolel. Tekunot kol artsot tevel le-mahlekotehen ... Zolkiew, Bey Meyerhoffer, 1822. Duodecimo, black cloth covered boards, xxii, 252 pp., mild water-staining. Hardbound. Good. Text is in Hebrew. This is the volume that deals with Asia. With eulogies/ dedications by J. Landau, J. Eichenbaum, and Aharon Lerner. Lerner's contribution is in poetic form.
                                                          "In 1812 Bloch was called to Vienna to fill the place of corrector in the Hebrew printing-establishment of Anton Schmid, made vacant by the death of the grammarian Ben Ze'eb. There he translated into Hebrew Manasseh b. Israel's "Vindiciæ Judæorum" from the German translation of it by Dr. Marcus Herz, and published it with an introduction and a biographical sketch of the author (Vienna, 1813). He was compelled by family affairs to return to Kulikow, and, after several years of continual struggle with poverty, he listened to the advice of his friends Krochmal and Rapoport, and took up the writing of Hebrew books as a profession. In 1822 appeared the first volume of his important work, "Shebile 'Olam" (Paths of the World), a description of the geography and the nations of Asia (Zolkiev). It still has a literary if not a scientific value on account of its incomparable style and of the attacks on the folly and superstition of the Eastern nations contained therein, which were really intended for fools and deluded people nearer home. The second volume (Africa) is even better than the first, and is interspersed with biographies of Alfasi, Maimonides, and other famous Jews who were born or lived in Africa (Zolkiev, 1827)." Jewish Encyclopedia. (83580)     $180.00

Dehergne, Joseph and Leslie, Donald Daniel. Juifs de Chine: A Travers la Correspondance Inedite des Jesuites du Dix-Huitieme Siecle. Bibliotheca Instituti Historici S.I., Volumen XLI. Rome and Paris, Institutum Historicum S.I. and Les Belles Lettres, 1980. First Edition. Octavo, blue cloth with gold lettering, xiv, 252 pp., tables, bibliography, Hebrew glossary, glossa of Chinese terms and names, indexes, xi b/w plates. Hardbound. Very Good. In French. Preface by Jacques Gernet. Michael Pollak's copy.
                                                            Dehergne was ordained as priest in Paris in 1934 and departed for China in 1936. His primary study was of the history of Christians and of Jesuit Missions and Missionaries in China. He was able to remain in China until 1951 when he was expelled by the Chinese communists. He was the co-founder of the Colloque Internationale de Sinologie, at Chantilly.  (67108)      $45.00

Dehergne, Joseph and Leslie, Donald Daniel. Juifs de Chine: A Travers la Correspondance Inedite des Jesuites du Dix-Huitieme Siecle. Bibliotheca Instituti Historici S.I., Volumen XLI. Rome and Paris, Institutum Historicum S.I. and Les Belles Lettres, 1984. Second Edition. Octavo, paper covers with minor bumping to the bottom open corner, xiv, 252 pp., tables, bibliography, Hebrew glossary, glossary of Chinese terms and names, indexes, xi b/w plates.  Softbound. Very Good-. In French. Preface by Jacques Gernet. Michael Pollak's copy. (67109)      $40.00

   Drage, Charles. The Life and Times of General Two-Gun Cohen. New York, Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1954. Octavo in edgeworn dust jacket with a few short tears and with wear at the base of the spine, frontispiece photo, viii, 312 pp., b/w photos, with a few small ink stamps. Hardbound. Good.  
                                                       Moishe "Morris" Cohen, was born to a poor family in Radzanów, Poland. While he was still young the family emigrated to the London's East End. He was educated, but was no Yeshiva Bokher. He got in enough trouble on the streets that he was shipped off to Western Canada with the support of Baron Rothschild's Jewish agricultural colonization effort. He lived in Saskatchewan and Alberta. His sense of decency impaired his racism. When he saw a Chinese restaurateur being robbed he stepped in and thrashed the robber. This ingratiated him the Chinese workers in Western Canada. He was invited into the Chinese Nationalist movement in exile in Canada and trained them to drill and in basic gunnery. He fought in the first World War leading Chinese immigrant troops. Back in Canada after World War One and aimless he took the opportunity to travel to China and began working as an aide-de-camp for Sun Yat-sen himself. It was in that capacity that he finally came by his nickname. He worked with Sun until his death in 1925 and remained in China organizing railway development and arming various factions. He rescued Sun's widow, Soong Ching-ling, just ahead of the fall of Hong Kong to the Japanese. He was captured and treated very roughly. He was released in 1943 in a prisoner exchange. This was the end of the effective era of Cohen's live. He returned to Canada and settled in Montreal. Despite that, he remained a rover. Because of his association with Sun Yat-sen he was a rare figure, able to travel and be welcomed in the PRC and in Taiwan. It may be that his personal involvement caused the Chinese (Nationalist) government changed their opposition to partition of Palestine to an abstention. 
                                                      Cohen's legend is full of fabrications of his own and of other's but the bare bones truth of his life is one of the great adventure stories of a rough and tumble Jewish life. This volume will stand proudly on the shelf with Abe "Newsboy" Hollandersky's memoir. Wikipedia has more or if you are really interested you could always buy the damn book.   (54140)     $18.00

Eber, Irene. Sinim ve-Yehudim: Mifgashim beyn Tarbuyot/ Chinese and Jews: Encounters between Cultures. Jesusalem, Bialik Institute, 2002. Octavo in dust jacket, 205 pp., b/w illustrations, bibliography, indicis. Very Good. Translated into Hebrew by Yossi Malvo.
                                                          Eber is the leading Israeli Sinologist.  (18592)      $20.00
                              
Falbaum, Berl, compiled and edited by. Shanghai Remembered: Stories of Jews Who Escaped to Shanghai from Nazi Europe. Royal Oak, Michigan, Momentum Books L.L.C., 2005. ISBN: 1-879094-73-8. Octavo in dust jacket, x, 229 pp., b/w photos. Hardbound. Very Good.  
                                                             A collection of twenty-three accounts of life from Holocaust survivors who transited through Shanghai. (74519)      $18.00

Gerstley, James M. China Diary (China Visit, March 9th - 29th, 1976). Woodside, California, The Author, April, 9, 1976. Quarto, paper covers in a plastic fronted report binder, 44 single-sided pp. Softbound. Very Good. An early travel account from China as it began to re-open to the west at the end of the Mao era. Unpublished.
                                                                   English-born Gerstley married into the Jewish establishment of San Francisco. His fortune was made in the Borax industry. His Twenty Mule Team Borax is well known from their advertisements on the program Death Valley Days. After his retirement he devoted himself to philanthropic causes. One of the primary causes for him was the Asian Art collection at the De Young Museum. He made a donation that allowed the Museum to retain control of the Avery Brundage collection and he continued to support the development of that collection. It is probably in this role that the visit to China documented her was taken. (81172)      $40.00

Goldstein, Jonathan, edited and with an Introduction by. The Jews of China. Volume One: Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Armonk, New York, M.E. Sharpe, 1999. ISBN: 0-7656-0104-4. Octavo, glossy paper covers, xxiv, 308 pp. Softbound. Very Good. Concluding Essay by Benjamin I. Schwartz. Articles are "The Synagogue at Kaifeng: Sino-Judaic Architecture of the Diaspora," Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, "Kaifeng Jews: The Sinification of Identity," Irene Eber, "The Confucianization of the Kaifeng Jews: Interpretations of the Kaifeng Stelae Inscriptions," Andrew H. Plaks, "The Revelation of a Jeish Presence in Seventeenth-Century China: Its Impact on Western Messinic Thought," Michael Pollak, "Memories of Kaifeng's Jewish Descendants today: Historical Significance in Light of Observations by Westerners Since 1605," Wendy R. Abraham, "The Kaifeng Jews and India's Bene Israel: Different Paths," Shirley Barry Isenberg, "Cochin Jews and Kaifeng Jews: reflections on Caste, Surname, 'Community,' and Conversion," Barbara C. Johnson,"The Judaism of Kaifeng and Cochin: Parallels and Divergences,"Nathan Katz, "Baghdadi Jews in India and China in  the Nineteenth Century: A Comparison of Economic Roles," Joan G. Roland, "The Shanghai-Nagasaki Judaic Connection, 1859-1924," Lane Earns, "Environmental Interactions of the Jews of Hong Kong," Dennis A. Leventhal, "The Construction of the Chinese Eastern Railway and the Origins of the Harbin Jewish Community, 1898-1931," Zvia Shickman-Bowman, "Harbin's Jewish Community, 1898-1958: Politics, Prosperity, and Adversity," Boris Bresler, "Silas Aaron Hardoon and Cross-Cultural Adaptation in Shanghai," Xu Buzeng, "Jewish Musicians in Shanghai: Bridging Two Cultures," Harriet P. Rosenson, "The Shanghai Zionist Association and the International Politics of East Asia Until 1936," Maruyama Naoki, "Zionism and Zionist-Revisionism in Shanghai, 1937-1949," Pan Guang, "Who Can See a Miracle? The Language of Jewish Memory in Shanghai," Vera Schwarcz. (63581)      $40.00

Guang, Pan, editor in chief. The Jews in Shanghai. Shanghai, Shanghai Pictorial Publishing House, 2005. New Updated Edition. ISBN: 7806855025. Quarto, glossy paper covers with flaps, xiv, 150 pp., b/w photos, bibliography. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in English and Chinese.
                                                                    A Chinese view of the Jewish presence in Shanghai. (83642)      $29.95

Heppner, Ernest G. Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1993. First Edition. ISBN: 0-8032-2368-4. Octavo in dust jacket, xx, 191 pp., map, b/w photos, notes, bibliography, index. Hardbound. Very Good. 
                                                              Survival in wartime Shanghai for the newly arriving Jewish refugees was a challenging but rich experience. This is a particularly well written memoir of that time. (20574)      $25.00

Heppner, Ernest G. Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1993. ISBN: 0-8032-7281-2. Octavo, paper covers, xx, 191 pp., map, b/w photos, notes, bibliography, index. Softbound. Very Good.  (26102)      $5.95

Kublin, Hyman, compiled with Preface and Introductions by. Jews in Old China: Some Western Jews. New York, Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1971. Octavo, blue cloth with gold lettering, xxii, 211 pp., b/w drawings, 212-295 pp., fold-out map, b/w photos, chronology, minor wear. Red Chinese chop mark on the free front endpaper (possibly Michael Pollak's) Hardbound. Very Good-. Articles are "The Jews in China: Their Synagogue, Their Scriptures, Their History," James Finn, Chinese Jews; a Lecture," Marcus N. Adler, "The History of the Jews in China," S.M. Perlmann, "Chinese Jews," Edward I. Ezra and Arthur Sopher. (67107)      $95.00

Kublin, Hyman, compiled with Preface and Introductions by. Studies of the Chinese Jews: Selections from Journals East and West. New York, Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1971. Octavo, blue cloth with gold lettering, x, 218 pp., minor wear. Red Chinese chop mark on the free front endpaper (possibly Michael Pollak's) Hardbound. Very Good-. Articles are "The K'aifeng Jews: a Disappearing Community," Lawrence Kramer, "An Early Judaeo-Persian Document from Khotan in the Stein Collection, with Other Early Persian Documents," David S. Margoliouth, "The Nomenclature of Jews in China," Rudolph Loewenthal, "Notes on the Chinese Jews of Kaifeng," Chaoying Fang, "Le Juif Ngai, Informateur du P. Mathieu Ricci," Paul Pelliot, "The K'aifeng Jew Chao Ying-ch'eng and His Family," Donald Leslie, "Jews in China," Adolph Neubauer, "A Chinese-Hebrew Manuscript: a New Source for the History of the Chinese Jews," Berthold Laufer, "The Simson-Hirsch Letter to the Chinese Jews, 1795," Samuel Sokobin, "The Kaifeng Jewish Community: A Summary," Donald Leslie. Appendices are I. Some major reviews of White's 'The Chinese Jews.' II. Father Ricci's Meeting with a Chinese Jew. III. Chang Hsiang-wen's Visit to Kaifeng in 1910. (67106)      $95.00

Moravia, Alberto. Masa Ba-Sin Ha-Adomah/ La Revoluzione Cultarale in Cina. Tel Aviv, Hotsaat Am Oved, 1971. Duodecimo, paper covers, 159 pp. Softbound. Very Good. Translated into Hebrew by Ahuvia Malkhin from the original Italian
                                                    The Hebrew publishing industry has had to turn to foreign authors to sate local interest in international affairs. This and the Harrison Salisbury title below are characteristic of such imports. (25205)      $15.00

Pollak, Michael, edited by. The Sino-Judaic Bibliographies of Rudolf Loewenthal. Cincinnati & Menlo Park, Hebrew Union College Press in association with The Sino-Judaic Institute, 1988. ISBN: 0-87820-910-7. Octavo, mildly soiled paper covers, xiv, 208 pp., index. Softbound. Very Good. Bibliographica Judaica 12.
                                                   An essential bibliography for the study of Jewish history in China in the era before the Twentieth Century. A bibliography of materials that are all difficult to come by. (77092)     $18.00

Salisbury, Harrison. Ba-Ma'aglot Sin: Nokhe'ah Sin Ha-Adama. Israel, Tsavah Hagana Le-Yisrael, Hotsaat Ma'arakhot, 1968. Octavo in dust jacket, 202 pp., index. Hardbound. Very Good. Translated into Hebrew by Arnon Ben-Nahum (24901)     $15.00

Shapiro, Sidney, translated, compiled and edited by. Jews in Old China: Studies by Chinese Scholars. New York, Hippocrene Books, 1984. ISBN: 0-88254-996-9. Octavo in edgeworn dust jacket with sunning to the spine, xx, 204 pp., b/w illustrations, Chronological Table of Chinese Dynasties, bibliography, index. Review copy slip pasted to the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good -. Articles are "A Survey of the Various Religious Sects During the Yuan Dynasty," Hong Jun, "Contacts Between Ancient China and the Jews," Zhang Xinglang, "A Study of Wotuo," Weng Tu-Chien, "A Study of the Israelite Religion in Kaifeng, 1920, revised 1980," Chen Yuan, "Jews in Ancient China - A Historical Survey, 1953, revised 1983," Glimpses of the Urban Economy of Bianjing, Capital of the Northern Song Dynasty," Jaiang Qingxiang and Xiao Guoliang, "Concerning Chinese Jews," Gao Wangzhi, "An San and An Cheng," Li Jixian, "Buddhist Monk or Jewish Rabbi?" Chen Changqi, "Jewish Traces in Yangzhou," Zhu Jiang, "Some Observations on the Jews of Kaifeng," Xu Zongshe, "An Ethnic historian Looks at China's Jews," Wu Zelin, "The Descendants of the Kaifeng Jews," Wang Yisha.
                                                            Shapiro was a New York Jew who became a Chinese citizen. He was taught Chinese by the US military who planned to deploy him in China to fight against the Japanese, but the war went a different way. He didn't arrive until 1947 and in a development that the Army had not anticipated he essentially went native and joined the Communist side. He stayed in the PRC for most of the rest of his life and held a post within the state cultural apparatus. He was a literary translator for the most part, but did but together this collection of articles from scholars active during his time in China who he probably knew personally. It is another strong companion to Kubler's anthologies.    (67113)      $9.95

Schwarcz, Vera. Bridge Across Broken Time: Chinese and Jewish Cultural Memory. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1998. ISBN: 0-300-06614-7. Octavo in dust jacket, xiv, 232 pp., a few b/w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Hardbound. Very Good.
                                                            An excellent comparison of the memory and lingering suffering brought about by the Holocaust and the Chinese Cultural Revolution.  (19378)      $10.00


Sokobin, Sam. Three short articles on Jews in China and Amsterdam issued by the author as keepsakes: "Knee Breeches and Tricorns," "A China-London Jewish Literary Mystery," "Strangers in a Strange Land." [Oakland, Califonia?], The author, 1980s?. Small quartos with various different folds. Softbound. Very Good.  (74911). $10.00

White, William Charles. Chinese Jews: A Compilation of Matters Relating to the Jews of Kai-feng Fu. Toronto, Canada, University of Toronto Press, 1966. Second Edition. Royal octavo in dust jacket with a one short tear, xii, 228 pp., maps, b/w illustrations, documentary indexes and lists of names, index, addenda et corrigenda. Hardbound. Very Good. 
                                                                Long the standard single work on Jews in Old China.
(11170)      $49.95



Monday, June 11, 2018

Western States Jewish History Back Issues

Earlier this year we accepted the responsibility of distributing back issues for the journal Western States Jewish History. You can search through the individual issues here. We do not have every issue, but we have almost all of them. Below are descriptions of the most recent issues.

Sturman, Gladys, edited by. Western States Jewish History. Volume XLIX, Number 2/3, 2017/5777.  The Success of Early Pioneer Jews in the Western United States. Includes: Alaska, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Montana & Nebraska. Woodland Hills, California, Western States Jewish History, 2017. Octavo, paper covers, 248 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Very Good. Articles are "From Fur Rush to Gold Rushes: Alaskan Jewry from the Late 19th to the Early 20th Centuries," Rudolf Glanz, "Don Solomon Bibo: Jewish Chief of the Acama Indians of New Mexico," Sandra Lea Rollins, "Simon Bamberger: Jewish Governor of Utah," edited by S. George Ellsworth, "Notes on the Early History of Seattle's Sephardic Community," Marc D. Angel, "Otto Mears: Colorado's Jewish 'Big Little Man': Part 1 - Toll roads, Railroads, Real Estate & the Ute Indians. Part 2 - The Political Career of Otto Mears," Michael Kaplan, "The Samsonite Story: The Shwayder Family of Denver Colorado," Hannah Shwayder Berry, "Notes on the Early Pioneer Jews of Arizona," Rudolf Glanz, "Leopold Ephraim: Early Jewish Pioneer of Nogales, Arizona," Fred & Harriet Rochlin, "The Pioneer Jews of Montana: 1862 - 1950," Benjamin Kelson, "The Pioneer Jews of Omaha: The First Sixty Years," Carol Gendler. (85052)     $25.00

Sturman, Gladys, edited by. Western States Jewish History. Volume XLIX, Number 4, 2017/5777.The Scrapbook of the Life of Dr. David W. Edleman. Woodland Hills, California, Western States Jewish History, 2017. Octavo, paper covers, 96 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Very Good. Articles are "The Times, They are a Changing," David Epstein & Gladys Sturman, "Dr. David Wolf Edelman: The Scrapbook of His Life," edited by David Epstein, "Rudolph & Joseph Schildkraut: A Scrapbook of Their Lives," edited by David W. Epstein, "Temple B'nai Israel" The First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Oklahoma," Jerry Klinger, "Pioneer Jewish Merchant Families of the American and Canadian Northwest," Sarah H. Tobe, "Benjamin Davies: Cantor and Jeweler of Leadville, Colorado," Jonathan Friedmann, "Walking between Graves: People You Meet in Cemeteries," Oliver B. Pollak. (85053)     $20.00

Sturman, Gladys, edited by. Western States Jewish History. Volume L, Number 1, 2018/5778.  19th Century Congregations of Northern California: A Photographic Essay. Woodland Hills, California, Western States Jewish History, 2018. Octavo, paper covers, 94 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Very Good. Articles are "Northern California's Historic Synagogues, a photo essay," Shor M. Masori and Donald H. Harrison, "Jewish Place Names in the American West," Bernard Postal, "Was the Founder of Roseburg, Oregon, Really Jewish?" Donald H. Harrison, "The Zangwill Brothers Make the News," Western States History staff report, "Markers Tell Stories of Pioneer Jews of the West," Jerry Klinger, "San Francisco's Jewish Beginnings," Jacob Voorsanger, "Pistol-Packing Jewish Mama in Marysville, California," Bernard Kaufman, "Early Reform in Sacramento, California," Brett Wyatt, "Ernest Pixotto and His Early Art Work," Peter Robertson, "The Jewish Homesteaders of Chugwater, Wyoming," Arnold Sky, "Ear;y Wyoming and the Jewish Media," Carl V. Hallberg, "Arguments for the Sake of Heaven: Wild West Flavored Jewish Quarrels," Sura Rubenstein, "Carl Butte, Montana's Historic Synagogue Be Preserved?" Donald H. Harrison, "The Organization of the Jewish Community of Mexico City, 1935," Philip L. Seman, "Esther Abrahams: From Petty Criminal to Australian Aristocrat," Suzanne D. Rutland. (85319).     $25.00

Sturman, Gladys, edited by. Western States Jewish History. Volume L, Number 2, 2018/5778.  Christmas Postcards of the Early 20th Century. Woodland Hills, California, Western States Jewish History, 2018. Octavo, paper covers, 100 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Very Good. Articles are "Remembering Oregon's New Odessa Colony," Jerry Klinger, "Weighing the Wealth: Maximilian Edward Meyer: Background Assayer, 1839-1920," Linda Lee Holmes, "Christian Science and Jews in Minnesota: Background for Early Concerns," Deborah Y. Bachrach, "Jewish Memories in Lakeside California," Donald H. Harrison, "William Howard Taft and Jacob Weinberger: Their Fight over Arizona Statehood," Donald H. Harrison, "The Ballad of Otto Mears," James G. Schneider, "Constitutions, Bylaws and Rules of the United Hebrew Benevolent Association of Helena, Montana (1885)," "Early History of Schreveport's Jews and Agudath Achim," compiled by Susan Gross, "1890 Appeal for San Francisco's Hebrew Orphans," Peter F. Baer, "Fellowship in Immigrant History Established at UCLA," Stephen Aron, "The Aaron Rose Controversy (Eliezer [Daniel] Froehlich)," "Boxing Gloves and Their Manufacturer (Barbara Lerner-Golomb)." (85320)     $25.00

Sturman, Gladys, edited by. Western States Jewish History. Volume L, Numbers 3 & 4, Spring/Summer/2018-5778.  Rose Neumann: Mother of the Jewish Family Service of San Diego. Woodland Hills, California, Western States Jewish History, 2018. Octavo, paper covers, 184 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Very Good. Articles are "Family Is Our Middle Name: 100 Years of San Diego's Jewish Family Service," Joellyn Zollman, "San Diego Jews, World War I and the Growth of Benevolence," Laurel Schwartz, "Letter to the Editor," Werner L. Frank, "Ernestine Schumann-Heink: Opera Star and Humanitarian," Eileen Wingard, "Biblical Mountains of the Western United States," Abraham Blum, "History and Legends of Los Angeles' Early Jewish Community," Stephen E. Breuer, "Roaming the Pacific Rim: How Rabbis, Convicts and Fortune Seekers Shaped Pacific Coast Jewry," Ava F. Kahn, "Sydney, Australia's Early Jewish Community," Helen Bersten, "A Great Storyteller at Sydney's Great Synagogue," Donald H. Harrison, "Notables of Dunedin, New Zealnad's Jewish Community," Ted Freidlander, "The Drive in New Zealand for a Jewish Museum," Roger Moses, "Jewish Refugee Rescue in the Philippines 1937-1941," Bonnie M. Harris, "Our Japanese Friends at Beit Shalom in Kyoto," Donald H. Harrison. (86451)     $25.00

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

California Jewry - Oral Histories

     A call came from the Bancroft and I was offered a large group of bound versions of the Oral Histories from the Oral History Center at the University of California, Berkeley. The impulse to record these oral histories goes back to the work that William Bancroft supervised in order to prepare his massive history of California. The Bancroft Library and archives grew out of the donation of this work to the University of California, Berkeley in 1905. The Regional Oral History project was established in 1954. It restarted Bancroft's work but without the impulse to create a single unified history as the end results. These oral histories were created in order to serve the open-ended project of the writing of the history of California in the broadest sense and in an evolutionary way into the future. 
      A few interviews of significant Jewish figures were conducted in the 1950s and 1960s. Seymour Fromer was probably responsible for the eventual involvement and co-production of these interviews which became more numerous in the 1970 and continue to this day. This became the series, Jewish Community Leaders. In the 1980s a second more focused series entitled, Jewish Community Federation began.
      If journalism is the first draft of history, oral history is a close second draft. It is an interesting source because one gets the sense of the the thought processes and priorities of the interviewees. Not all of the information that they provide is reliable or true and the variations between accounts are valuable.
      Many, but not all, of these accounts are also available online in a varying selection of formats. However, printed versions of texts are much easier and more pleasant than reading things on the a screen. Many of the older volumes contain original documents and photos that reproduce less well online. Hollander Books offer a large but incomplete selection of the oral histories from the two Jewish series as well as a small selection of additional oral histories not part of the Jewish series.
     Our normal practice is to offer illustrations of the boards or title pages of the books offered. However, these volumes are all bound in a relatively uniformed manor and with only minor variations in the typography of the title-pages.


Altman, Ludwig. Ludwig Altman. A Well-Tempered Musician's Unfinished Journey Through Life. California Jewish Community Oral History Series. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1990. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, x, ix, 190 pp., b/w photos, documentary appendices, tipped in color photo of Altman, copies of documents, index. Obituaries in an envelope tipped onto the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good. With an Introduction by Dr. Robert Kirschner. Interviews conducted by Eleanor K. Glaser and Caroline Crawford in 1988. (84981)     $25.00

Arnstein, Flora J. Ongoing: Poetry, Teaching, Family in San Francisco, 1885-1985. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1985. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, viii, vi, 254 pp., b/w photos, documents, index. With copies of obituaries in an envelope of pasted down to the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good. With an Introduction by Shirley Kaufman. An Interview Conducted by Suzanne B. Riess 1984-1985. (85046)     $25.00

Arnstein, Lawrence. Lawrence Arnstein: Community Service in California, Public Health and Social Welfare. Including an Interview with Mrs. Flora Jacobi Arnstein of the Presideo Open School of San Francisco, and Progressive Education. Berkeley, University of California, General Library/ Berkeley, Regional Cultural History Project, 1964. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, tipped in color photo of Lawrence and Flora Arnstein as a frontispiece, tipped in four page pamphlet, "Honorary Life Membership: American Social Hygiene Association Presented to Lawrence Arnstein 1956," xiii, 292 pp (single-sided), tipped in cover and single page from Search Magazine, August 1952 with Arnstein on the cover, pamphlet "Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 121, Adopted in May 15, 1957 - Relative to congratulating and commending Lawrence Arnstein in the field of public health," index. Newspaper clippings of two obituaries for Arnstein who died in 1979 at 98. Hardbound. Very Good. An interview conducted by Edna Tartaul Daniel. Arnstein was known as the most vocal advocate for Public Health in the US and was referred to as "Mr. Public Health. Flora Arnstein, his wife, was an educator and a poet. They were members of San Francisco's old German-Jewish circle. Arnstein's recollections of education at University of California; work in his father's woolen business; service on the San Francisco Board of Health and with San Francisco Social Hygiene Association; his long career in community service; sponsorship of legislation for establishment of School of Public Health at University of California. (84930)      $35.00

Braun, Jerome I. Jerome I. Braun. President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1979-1980. Jewish Community Federation Leadership Oral History Project. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1996. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, x, x, 130 pp., b/w photos,  index. Hardbound. Very Good. With an introduction by Rabbi Brian Lurie. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Glaser in 1994. (84995)      $25.00

Feldman, Jesse. Jesse Feldman. President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1973-1974. Jewish Community Federation Leadership Oral History Project. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1991. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, iv, xiii, 77 pp., b/w photos,  index. Hardbound. Very Good. With an introductions by Rabbi Brian Lurie and Murray J. Waldman. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Glaser in 1990. (84979)      $25.00

Fleishhacker, Mortimer and Janet Choynski. Mortimer Fleischhacker, Janet Choynski Fleischhacker: Family, Business, and the San Francisco Community. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1975. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photos (original photos), vi, xii, 412 pp., several pages of original b/w photos, index. Hardbound. Very Good. With an introduction by Allan B. Jacobs. Interviews conducted by Ruth Teiser and Catherine Harroun. Copy No. 5. (84978)     $25.00

Fromm, Alfred. Alfred Fromm: Wines, Music, and Lifelong Education, with Alfred Fromm: Marketing California Wine and Brandy. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1988, 1984. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, x, 207, viii, 57 pp., documents, index. Hardbound. Very Good. With an introduction by Rabbi Brian Lurie. Interviews conducted by Elaine Dorfman and Caroline Crawford in 1986 and 1987. And Including Interviews conducted by Ruth Teiser in 1984. With an Introduction by Leon D. Adams. (84996)     $25.00

Gerstley, James Mack. James Mack Gerstley. Executive, U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation: Trustee, Pomona College; Civic Leader, San Francisco Asian Art Museum. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1991. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, iv, xiv, 240 pp., documents, index. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Elizabeth Lilienthal Gerstley and Norman J. Travis. Interviews conducted by Ruth Teiser and Eleanot Swent in 1990. (84982)     $25.00

Goldman, Richard N. Richard N. Goldman. President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1981-1982. Berkeley, California, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1993. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, x, xvii, 146 pp., b/w photos, index, images of press clippings. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Brian Lurie, Susan Goldman Gelman, John D. Goldman and Douglas E. Goldman, M.D. Interviews conducted by Eleanor K. Glaser in 1992. (85045)     $25.00

Goldman, Rhoda H. and Richard N. Experience and Adventure in the Goldman Charitable Funds. Berkeley, California, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1994. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, xvi, xviii, 237 pp., b/w photos, tipped-in color photo, reproductions of newspaper clippings. Copy no. 16. Hardbound. Very Good. Interviews conducted by Gabrielle Morris in 1990. With Introductions by Ira Michael Heyman and Duane Silverstein. History of of Bay Area Philanthropy Series. The Goldman were heirs to the Levi-Strauss fortune. They were significant philanthropists and have passed that heritage on to the next generations. (84934)      $25.00

Green, Frances D. Frances D. Greene. President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1975-1976. Jewish Community Federation Leadership Oral History Project. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1996. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, x, x, 130 pp., b/w photos,  index. Hardbound. Very Good. With an introduction by Rabbi Brian Lurie. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Glaser in 1994. (84985)     $25.00

Haas, Elise Stern. Elise Stern Haas: The Appreciation of Quality. California Jewish Community Series. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1979. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, b/w frontispiece photo, iv, x, 210 pp., b/w phpts, documents, index, photocopy of Elise Hass' obituary laid-in. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Meyer Friedman, M.D. and Henry T. Hopkins. An interview conducted by Harriet Nathan in 1972. With "A Personal Note to My Children," by Elise Haas. (84984)     $25.00

Haas, Peter. Peter Haas: A Life. In His Own Words, With Commentary by Friends and Associates. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 2003. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, 124 single-sided pp., color photos, index. Hardbound. Very Good. Edited by Linda E. Norton, Senior Editor. Based on interviews conducted by Richard Candida Smith, Leah McGarrigle and Eleanor Glaser in 2000-2002. (84937)     $18.00

Haas, Walter A., Sr.; Koshland, Daniel E., Sr.; Haas, Walter, Jr. and Haas, Peter E. Levi Strauss & Co.: Tailors to the World. Berkeley, California, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1976. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, xiii, frontispiece photo, iv, ii, xv, 83 pp.,iii, frontispiece photo, i, 57 pp., frontispiece photo,, iii, i, 61 pp., frontispiece photo, ii, i, 94, pp.,b/w photos, 46 reproductions of newspaper articles and additional documents, indexes, with two newspaper clippings of articles about Peter Haas in a tipped-in envelope on the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Rabbi Brian Lurie, Louis Weintraub, and Phyllis Cook. An Interviews conducted by Eleanor K. Glaser in 1990 and 1991. Copy. No. 6. Robert Sinton was the son or Edgar Sinton. (84941)     $20.00

Haas, Walter A., Sr. Walter A. Haas, Sr.: Civic, Philanthropic and Business Leadership. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1975. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, iv, vi, 163 single-sided pp., tipped-in b/w original photo of Elise and Walter Haas, Sr., b/w photos, reproductions of newspaper articles, tipped in pamphlet for the Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area, genealogical chart, index. With nine original newspaper clippings and obituaries in a tipped in envelope on the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good. With an Introduction by Clark Kerr. An Interview conducted by Harriet Nathan. Copy No. 5. (84955)     $25.00

Hart, Ruth Arnstein. Concern for the Individual: The Community YWCA and Other Berkeley Organizations. Volunteer Leadership Series. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1978. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, iv, viii, 319 pp., b/w photos, documents, index. Hardbound. Very Good. With an Introduction by Ruth Plainfield, and Memorials by Alvin I Fine, Ira Michael Heyman, Charles Muscatine. An Interview Conducted by Gabrielle Morris. (84994)      $25.00

Hilborn, Walter S. Walter S. Hilborn. Reflections on Legal Practice and Jewish Community Leadership: New York and Los Angeles, 1907-1973. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1974. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, tipped-in copy of an obituary on the front pastedown endpaper, tipped in b/w frontispiece photo, x, xix pp., genealogical table, 227 pp., tipped in original b/w photos, index.  Hardbound. Very Good. With an Introductions by Alfred Gottschalk and Lester Wm. Roth. An Interview Conducted by Malca Chall. Copy No. 4. (85048)     $25.00

Hirsch, Marcel. Marcel Hirsch: The Responsibilities and Rewards of Involvement. California Jewish Community Series. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1981. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, x, x, 180 pp., b/w photos, index. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Geoffrey Fisher, Syliva L. Stone, Louis Weintraub. An Interview Conducted by Eleanor K. Glaser and Louis Weintraub in 1979, 1980. (84993)      $25.00


Hughes, Sally Smith, interviews conducted by. Marian E. Koshland (1921-1997): Retrospectives on a Life in Academic Science, Family and Community Activities. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 2003. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, x, iv, 229 pp., b/w photos, articles and documents, tape guide, index. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.. Interviews conducted by Elaine Hughes in 1999 and 2000. Interviewees are James P. Allison, Anne H. Good, Catherine P. Koshland, Daniel E. Koshland, Jr., Douglas E. Koshland, James M. Koshland, Hogh O. McDevitt and Gail Koshland Wachtel. (84983)     $25.00

Koshland, Lucile Heming. Lucile Heming Koshland. Citizen Participation in Government. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1971. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, tipped in frontispiece photo (original photo), iv, iv, 80 pp., b/w photos, three documentary appendices, index. Obituary in an envelope tipped onto the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good. An Interview Conducted by Harriet Nathan. (84974)     $25.00

Koshland, Robert J. Robert J. Koshland. Volunteer Community Service in Health and Welfare California Jewish Community Series. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1983. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, vi, xii, 313 pp., b/w photos, articles and documents, Koshland Genealogy. Robert J. Koshland Family Information, "Guide for Planning a District Hospital," "Meeting the Need For Hospital Beds," index. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Maurice B. Hexter and Martin A. Paley. Interviews conducted by Elaine Dorfman in 1980, 1981.. (84973)      $25.00

Kuhn, Marshall H.  Marshall H. Kuhn. Catalyst and Teacher; San Francisco Jewish and Community Leader, 1934-1978. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley, 1978. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, xxii, 365 pp., b/w photos, index. Hardbound. Very Good. With Introductions by Alyson Kuhn, Richard M. Leonard, Harold L. Levy. An Interview Conducted by Elaine Dorfman in 1977 and 1978. San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940: A Community Oral History Project. California Jewish Heritage Series. Kuhn was very active in Jewish Welfare Federation in San Francisco as well as Temple Emanu-El in the period between the 1920s and the 1970s. He was employed as an educator and principal at both Emanu-El and Peninsula Temple Beth El. (84931)     $18.00

Levison, Alice Gerstle. Alice Gerstle Levison: Family Reminiscences. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1967. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, tipped in original photo, iv, 142 pp., tipped-in original b/w photos by Ruth Teiser, partial index. Tipped-in photo copy of Gerstle's obituary on the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good. An Interviews conducted by Ruth Teiser. (84992)      $25.00

Lowdermilk, Walter Clay. Walter Clay Lowdermilk. Soil, Forest, and Water Conservation and Reclamation in China, Israel, Africa, and the United States. In Two Volumes. Berkeley, University of California, Bancroft Library/ Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, 1969. Quartos, blue cloth with gold lettering, tipped-in b/w frontispiece original photo, xxxix, 265, 696-704 single-sided pp., one page of original b/w photos, index + tipped-in b/w frontispiece original photo, xxii-xxxix, 266-705 pp., tipped-in original b/w photo, index. Hardbound. Very Good. Foreword by Senator Carl Hayden. An Interview conducted by Malca Chall. (84956)      $50.00

Lowenberg, William J. William J. Lowenberg. President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1983-84. Jewish Community Federation Leadership Oral History Project. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1996. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, viii, viii, 164 pp., b/w photos, articles and documents, index. Hardbound. Very Good. With an introduction by Roselyne C. Swig. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Glaser in 1993. (84975)     $25.00

Magnin, Edgar F. Edgar F. Magnin: Leader and Personality. Berkeley, California, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1975. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo (original photo tipped in), xiii, 320 pp., original b/w photos tipped-in, reproductions of a few newspaper clippings, program for a dinner in honor of Magnin at the Wilshire Avenue Synagogue bound in, abbreviated biography of Rabbi Magnin, a couple of reprints of LA Times articles bound in, reproductions of Magnin's correspondence related to General George S. Brown, index. Hardbound. Very Good. An Interview conducted by Malca Chall. With an introduction by Rabbi Samson H. Levey. Copy No. 5. The product of a San Francisco childhood and an education at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Magnin assumed pulpits in Stockton and in Los Angeles at Temple B'nai B'rith before assuming the primary tasks of his life, the pulpit at Temple Wilshire Boulevard. He was a central figure in Jewish Los Angeles for over forty years. (84935)     $40.00

Myers, Laurence E. Laurence E. Myers. President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1986-1988. Jewish Community Federation Leadership Oral History Project. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1993. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, v, x, 155 pp., b/w photos, articles and documents, index. Hardbound. Very Good. With an introduction by Jerome I. Braun. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Glaser in 1992. (84976)     $25.00

Rinder, Rose. Rose Rinder. Music, Prayer and Religious Leadership. Temple Emanu-El, 1913-1969. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1971. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, tipped-in original frontispiece photo, vi, vi, 185 pp., tipped in original b/w photos, documents, index. With copies of obituaries in an envelope of pasted down to the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good. With an Introduction by Rabbi Louis I. Newman. An Interview Conducted by Malca Chall. (85047)     $25.00

Salz, Helen A. Helen A. Salz: Sketches of an Improbably Ninety Years. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Project, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1975. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, tipped in frontispiece original photo, vi, xvi, 272 pp., a half dozen pages of original b/w photos, reproductions of articles, index. With a reproduction of the SF Chronicle obituary in an envelope tipped onto the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good. With an Introduction by Ernest Besig. An Interview Conducted by Suzanne Reiss. Copy. No. 5. (84965)     $20.00

Schnier, Jacques. Jacques Schneir: A Sculptor's Odyssey. California Jewish Community Interview Series of the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum. Berkeley, Regional Oral History Project, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1987. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, tipped in color frontispiece original photo, vi, xi, 316 pp., b/w photos, resume, list of publications, Exhibit catalog bound-in, reproductions of newspaper articles, index. With a reproduction of the SF Chrinicle obituary in an envelope tipped onto the free front endpaper. With an additional color catalog and some newspaper clippings of obituaries in an envelope pasted onto one of the later pages. Hardbound. Very Good. Preface by Seymour Fromer. With Introductions by Dorothy Lilienthal Schnier and Gregg L. McKee. An Interview Conducted by Suzanne Reiss in 1986. (84966)      $25.00

Shirpser, Clara. Clara Shirpser. One Woman's Role in Democratic Party Politics: National, California, and Local, 1950-1973. In Two Volumes. Volume One Only. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1975. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, xiii, x, 338 pp., b/w photos, tape guide, documents,  index. Hardbound. Very Good. With an introduction by Alan Cranston. An Interview conducted by Malca Chall. (85013)     $25.00

Sinton, Edgar. Edgar Sinton: Jewish and Community Service in San Francisco: A Family Tradition. California Jewish History Series. Berkeley, California, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1978. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo [original photo], viii, xiii, 224 pp., b/w photos, reproductions of newspaper articles, index. With two pages of reproductions of obituaries in a tipped-in envelope on the free front endpaper.  Hardbound. Very Good. With an introduction by Ernest H. Winter. An Interview conducted by Eleanor K. Glaser. Copy. No. 6. (84939)     $20.00

Sinton, Robert E. Robert E. Sinton: President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1967-1968. Jewish Community Federation Leadership Oral History Project. Berkeley, California, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1991. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, v, xv, 124 pp., b/w photos, reproductions of newspaper articles, index, tipped-in philanthropy related flyer . Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Rabbi Brian Lurie, Louis Weintraub, and Phyllis Cook. An Interviews conducted by Eleanor K. Glaser in 1990 and 1991. Copy. No. 6. Robert Sinton was the son or Edgar Sinton. (84940)     $20.00

Steinhart, John H. John H. Steinhart. President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1969-1970. Jewish Community Federation Leadership Oral History Project. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1992. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, vi, xiii, 107 pp., b/w photos, articles and documents. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Louis Weintraub and Melvin M. Swig. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Glaser in 1990 and 1991. (84972)     $25.00

Stern, Gerd. From Beat Scene to Psychedelic Multimedia Artist in San Francisco and Beyond, 1948-1978. Berkeley, California, The Regents of the University of California, 2001. Quarto, blue cloth with white lettering, x, 399 pp., b/w photos, tape guide, index. Hardbound. Very Good. Introduction by Ivan Majdrakoff. Interviews Conducted by Victoria Morris Byerly in 1996. (84927)     $25.00

Stone, Sylvia L. Sylvia L. Stone. Lifelong Volunteer in San Francisco. California Jewish Community Series. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1983. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, v, xix, 135 pp., b/w photos, family tree, meditations, scripts, index., newspaper clippings of obituaries in an envelope tipped onto the free front endpaper. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Rabbi Joseph Asher, Miggs Post, and Bernice Scharlach. An  interview conducted by Eleanor Glaser in 1982. Copy No. 5. (84971)     $25.00

Swig, Melvin M. Melvin M. Swig. President, Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, 1971-1972. Berkeley, California, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1991. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, xiii, 229 pp., b/w photos, index, images of press clippings. Hardbound. Very Good. With introductions by Donald H. Seller and Robert E. Sinton. Interviews conducted by Eleanor K. Glaser. "Swig was a real estate developer and philanthropist, in San Francisco and New York. He was heir to the Fairmont Hotel chain, and former chairman of the Swig, Weiler & Dinner Development Company, of San Francisco and Manhattan, a family-owned real estate company with holdings including the Fairmont Hotel." Wikipedia. Swig was a controversial leader of the pro-development forces in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s. (84932)     $18.00

Treguboff, Sanford M. Sanford M. Tregubooff: Adminstrtion of Jewish Philanthropy in San Francisco. California Jewish Community Oral History Series. Berkeley, Bancroft Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1988. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, v, xvii, 243 pp., b/w photos, index. Hardbound. Very Good. Including interview with Frances D. Green, Edward Nathan, Florette W. Pomeroy, Elizabeth K. Treguboff, Ernest H. Weiner, and Louis Weintraub. With introduction y Robert E. Sinton and Henry L. Zucker. Interviews conducted by Eleanor K. Glaser 1984 and 1986. Eulogies by John R. May, Robert E. Sinton and Rabbi Robert Kirschner. (84970)     $25.00

Weintraub, Louis E. Administration of the San Francisco Jewish Welfare Fund [Federation], 1970-1975. Berkeley, California, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1996. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, viii, xiii, 149 pp., b/w photos, index. Hardbound. Very Good. Introductions by Frances D. Green and Robert E. Sinton. Interviews conducted by Eleanor Glaser in 1994. Jewish Community Federation Leadership Oral History Project. Louis Weintraub discusses his family background in New York and El Paso, education at the University of Pennsylvania and U.S. Army service, being Western Regional Consultant of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, the merger of Federation of Jewish Charities and Jewish Welfare Fund, serving as Executive Director and Executive Vice President of the the Jewish Welfare Fund (now the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma Counties) and related activities. (84938)     $20.00

Zellerbach, William Joseph and Nathan, Edward. Zellerbach Family Fund Innovations in Support of Human Services and the Arts. Berkeley, California, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, 1991. Quarto, blue cloth with gold lettering, frontispiece photo, xi, 269 pp., index, fold-out chart of The Zellerbach Family Fund - Organizational Structure which includes the amounts supplied to the various grantees. Hardbound. Very Good. With an introduction by Robert E. Sinton. Interviews conducted by Gabrielle Morris. With additional comments by  Beverly Abbott and Janice Mirikitani. History of of Bay Area Philanthropy Series. (84933)     $25.00



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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Nazi Eugenics - Genocide and Lebensborn

                  In the hand of evils dealt to our American adventure the cards face up are slavery and the genocide of the native population. But in our down cards we hold the most of the origins and much of the development of the Eugenics movement. When Adolf Hitler was still a child the many of the most prominent American philanthropists supported the Eugenics movement. Edwin Black has written persuasively about the tight association between American Eugenics and Nazi Eugenics. Eugenics is the dominant idea that explains the full constellation of Nazi "medicine." He records the inspiration of Nazi Genocide in American Eugenicist's efforts: "Eighteen solutions were explored in a Carnegie-supported 1911 "Preliminary Report of the Committee of the Eugenic Section of the American Breeder's Association to Study and to Report on the Best Practical Means for Cutting Off the Defective Germ-Plasm in the Human Population." Point No. 8 was euthanasia.
The most commonly suggested method of eugenicide in the United States was a "lethal chamber" or public, locally operated gas chambers. In 1918, Popenoe, the Army venereal disease specialist during World War I, co-wrote the widely used textbook, "Applied Eugenics," which argued, "From an historical point of view, the first method which presents itself is execution . . . Its value in keeping up the standard of the race should not be underestimated." "Applied Eugenics" also devoted a chapter to "Lethal Selection," which operated "through the destruction of the individual by some adverse feature of the environment, such as excessive cold, or bacteria, or by bodily deficiency."
                    Below are various works in German describing Nazi Euthanasia against the disabled and other non-Jewish undesirables. There are also others that describe the Lebensborn program which was meant to produce the new and improved Master Race.
                    Black wrote the article quoted below to praise the 2003 passage of the first bill in the US that prohibited discrimination on the basis of Genetic information. Deceptive and forced sterilizations were performed in Los Angeles among the Latino community in between the 1950s and 1970s and was performed in California women's prisons as recently as 2010. I won't even comment on recent events. There is a reason to be interested in the collection of books listed below that I hope I have made clear enough.
                   All of these titles are currently available on the Hollander Books website.

Aly, Götz, edited by. Aktion 14: 1939-1945. Die <> -Zentral in der Tiergartenstraße 4. Berlin, Edition Hentrich, 1989. 2. erweiterte Auflage. ISBN: 3-926175-66-4. Octavo, paper covers, 214 pp., b/w photos, chronology, contributors. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Stätten der Gschichte Berlins, Band 26. (84325)     $50.00

Aly, Götz; Ebbinghaus, Angelika; Hamann, Matthias; Pfäfflin, Friedemann and Preissler, Gerd, edited by. Aussonderung un Tod: Die klinische Hinrichtung der Unbrauchbaren. Berlin, Rotbuch Verlag, 1985. ISBN: 3-88022-950-3. Octavo, paper covers, frontispiece photo, 190 pp., b/w photos, notes, index. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Beiträge zur Nationalsozialistischen Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik: 1. (84277)     $18.00

Aly, Götz. Masuhr, Karl Friedrich; Lehmann, Maria; Roth, Karl Heinz and Schultz, Ulrich. Reform and Gewissen: <> im Dienst des Fortschritts. Berlin, Rotbuch Verlag, 1985. ISBN: 3-88022-951-1. Octavo, paper covers, 200 pp., b/w photos, notes, index. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Beiträge zur Nationalsozialistischen Gesundheits- und Sozialpolitik: 2. (84440)     $9.95

Bock, Gisela. Zwangssterilisation im Nationalsozialismus: Studien zur Rassenpolitik und Frauenpolitik. Opladen, Westdeutscher Verlag, 1986. ISBN: 3-531-11759-9. Octavo, paper covers, 494 pp., tables, bibliography, index. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Schriften des Zentralinstituts für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung der Freien Universität Berlin, ehemals Schriften des Instituts für politische Wissenschaft, Band 48. (84507)     $95.00

Dahl, Matthias. Endstation Spiegelgrund: Die Tötung behinderter Kinder während des Nationalsozialismus am Beispiel einer Kinderfachabteilung in Wien 1940 bis 1945. Wien, Erasmus, 1998. ISBN: 3-9500624-3-2. Royal octavo, paper covers, 195 pp., tables, documents, graphs, bibliography, notes. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. (84584)     $150.00

Drechsel, Klaus-Peter. Beurteilt Vermessen Ermordet: Die Praxis der Euthanasie bis zum Ende des deutschen Faschismus. Duisberg, Duisburger Institut für Sprach- und Sozialforschung, 1993. ISBN: 3-927-388-37-8. Duodecimo, paper covers, 174 pp., bibliography. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. (84493)     $7.95

Friedrich, Hannes and Matzow, Wolfgang, edited by. Dienstbare Medizin: Ärzte betrachten ihr Fach im Nationalsozialismus. Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1992. ISBN: 3-525-01415-5. Duodecimo, paper covers, 142 pp., bibliography. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. (84180)     $7.50

Frel, Norbert, edited by. Medizin ud Gesundheitspolitik in der NS-Zeit. Münich, R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 1991. ISBN: 3-486-64534-X. Royal octavo, paper covers, 331 pp., bibliography, index. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. (84210)     $27.50

Hermeler, Ludwig. Die Euthanasie und die späte Unschuld der Psychiater: Massenmord, Bedburg-Hau und das Geheimnis rheinischer Widerstandslegenden. Essen, Klartext-Verlag, 2002. ISBN: 3-89861-088-8. Octavo, printed paper covered boards, 298 pp., b/w photos, bibliography, index. Hardbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Rheinprovinz Dokumente und Darstellungen zur Geschichte der rheinische Provinzialverwaltung und des Landschaftsverbandes Rheinland. Herausgegeben vom Landschaftsverband Rheinland, Rheinisches Archiv- und Museumsamt - Archiv des LVR - Redaktion Wolfgang Schaffer Band 14. (84291)     $95.00

Horsinga-Renno, Mirielle. Der Arzt von Hartheim: Wie ich die Wahrheit über die Nazi-Vergangenheit meines Onkels herausfand. Reinbek bei Hamburg, Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, 2008. ISBN: 978-3-499-62307-3. Small octavo, paper covers with flaps, 192 pp., b/w photos, chronology, bibliography, ads. Softbound. Very Good. Translated into German from the French by Martin Bauer. (84146)      $6.95

Kuratorium Gedankstätte Sonnenstein e. V. und Sächsische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung. Nationalsozialistische Euthenasie-Verbrechen in Sachsen. Beiträge zu ihrer Aufarbeitung. Dresden, Pirna, 1996. 2., stark veränderte Auflage. Octavo, paper covers, 167 pp., b/w photos, drawings and documents, plans, chronology. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. (84332)     $95.00

Lettow, Fritz. Arzt in den Höllen: Erinnerungen an vier Konzentrationslager. München, Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, 2001. ISBN: 3-453-19091-2. Duodecimo, paper covers, 272 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Mit einem Nachwort von Gerhard Leo. Mit Zeichnungen von Henri Gayot aus dem Konzentrationslage, Natzweiler. (84234)     $22.50

Ley, Michael. ,,Zum Schutze des deutschen Blutes..." ''Rassenschandegesetze" im Nationalsozialismus. Bodenheim b. Mainz, Philo Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 1997. ISBN: 3-8257-0056-9. Duodecimo, paper covers, 197 pp., bibliography. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. (84365)     $6.95

Lilienthal, Georg. Der "Lebensborn e.V." Ein Instrument nationalsozialistischer Rassenpolitik. Stuttgart - New York, Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1985. ISBN: 3-437-10939-1. Octavo, printed cloth covered boards, iv, 264 pp., tables, bibliography, index. Hardbound. Very Good. Forschung zur Neueren Medizin- und Biologiegeschichte 1. Herausgegeben von Gunter Mann und Werner F. Kümmel. Akademie die Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz. (84441)     $18.00

Loewy, Hanno and Winter, Bettina, edited by. NS->>Euthanasie<< vor Gericht: Fritz Bauer und die Grenzen juristischer Bewältigung. Frankfurt/ New York, Campus Verlag, 1996. ISBN: 3-593-35442-X. Octavo, glossy paper covers, 199  pp., b/w photos, documents. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Foreword by Rupert von Plottnitz. Articles are "Justiz und Staatsverbrechen Über den juristischen Umgang mit der NS->>Euthanasie<<," Susanne Benzler and Joachim Perels, "NS->>Euthanasie<< <-prozesse an="" behinderte="" behinderten="" bundesrepublik="" deckten="" den="" der="" deutschland="" die="" dre="" dritten="" echtsschutz="" en="" f="" hrenden="" im="" in="" justiz="" k="" massenmord="" michael="" pfe="" r="" reich="" rster="" wandel="" wie="" willi="" zeit="">Gerichtstag halten über uns selbst; Das Verfahren Fritz Bauers zur Beteilung der Justiz am Anstaltmord," "Unbewältigte Justizvergangenheit Aur Einstellung des Ermittlungsverfahrens gegen die Oberlandesgerichtspräsidenten und Generaklstaatanwälte," Hans Christoph Schaefer. (83931)     $12.50

Mende, Susanne. Die Wiener Heil- und Pflegeanstalt "Am Steinhof" im Nationalsozialismus. Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaft, 2000. ISBN: 3-631-36002-9. Octavo, glossy paper covers, xviii, 229 pp., b/w photos, bibliography, chronology, facsimiles of documents, index. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Medizingeschichte im Kontext Band 3. (84148)     $65.00

Schilter, Thomas. Unmenschliches Ermessen: Die nationalsozialistische ,,Euthanasie" - Tötungsanstalt Pirna-Sonnenstein 1940/41. Leipzig, Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag, 1999. ISBN: 3-378-01033-9. Octavo, paper covers with flaps, 320 pp., b/w photos, tables, notes, sources, index. Softbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Schriftenreihe der Stiftung Sächsische Gedenkstätten zur Erinnerung an die Opfer politischer Gewaltherrschaft (84214)     $150.00

Seidler, Horst and Rett, Andreas. Rassenhygiene: Ein Weg in den Nationalsozialismus. Vienna and Munich, Jugend un Volk, 1988. ISBN: 3-224-16530-8. Octavo, printed cloth covered boards, 291 pp., b/w photos, documents, bibliography. Hardbound. Very Good. Text is in German. Inscribed by Seidler on the free front endpaper. (83932)      $7.95

Wunder, Michael; Genkel, Ingrid and Jenner, Harald. Auf dieser schiefen Ebene gibt es kein Halten mehr: Die Alsterdorfer Anstalten in Nationalsozialismus. Hamburg, Vorstand der Alsterdorfer Anstalten, 1988. 2. Auflage. ISBN: 3-7600-04-55-S. Oblong quarto, glossy paper covered boards, 241 pp., b/w photos, index. Hardbound. Very Good. Text is in Germany. Herausgegeben vom Vorstand der Alsterdorfer Anstalten, Pastor Rudi Mondry. (84434)     $30.00

Sources:

Black, Edwin. Eugenics and the Nazis -- the California connection. San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, November 9, 2003. Retrieved, 8/27/2017, http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Eugenics-and-the-Nazis-the-California-2549771.php

No Mas Bebes. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/no-mas-bebes/ Link describes the documentary which aired February 1st, 2016.

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