A Radauti Bibliography
Suggested readings for further study with notes.
This bibliography is a "work in progress" and new books and articles
will be listed as they become known.
History and Yizkor Books
der Juden in der Bukowina [History of the Jews in the Bukowina]
Hugo Gold, ed., Olamenu Publishers, Tel Aviv, Volume I, 1958 and Volume II,
1962; In German and out of print, this is the ultimate reference work for
the study of the Jewish experience in the area of which Radauti was once a
part. As of 21 September 1999, the Radautz
chapter has been posted online.
Pinkas Hakehillot [Encyclopedia of Communities], Rumania, Volume II Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1980; In Hebrew. As individual chapters are translated to English, they are being added to the Yizkor Book Project web site. The "Radauti" chapter, pages 516-520, is available online.
The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia 1940 (and other dates), offers a brief description under "Radauti"; additional information will be found under the headings of Bukovina, Czernowitz, etc.
Encyclopedia Judaica many dates of publication, offers a brief description under "Radauti"; additional information will be found under the headings of Bucovina, Czernowitz, etc.
The Last Jews of Radauti text by Ayse Gursan-Salzmann; photographs by Laurence Salzmann, Dial Press ; Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1983, 146 pp.; this is the only English language memorial book to the Jews of Radauti. Excellent photography; a moving and poetic book. Text is filled with descriptions of life in this community in the 1970s and early 1980s. There are well done biographies of selected individuals and families, and sections on customs and traditions in this community. Though out of print, used copies may be found at used book dealers or on the web.
Radauts : okehilah Yehudit bi-tsemiohatah uvi-sheoki'atah by Yisrael Margalit, Israel: Irgun Yotse Radauts (Bukovinah) [Organization of Former Residents of Radautz-Bukowina in Israel] 1990, 296 p., in Hebrew and German, Library of Congress Call No. DS135.R72R336 1990 (unreviewed). This book is still in print.
Radautz : die deutscheste Stadt des Buchenlandes, by Franz Wiszniowski; Germany: Waiblingen, Richard-Wagner Strasse 6. 356 pp. 1966. (in German). A comprehensive history of Radautz, including sections on all religious groups, and well labeled photographs of religious and other community leaders. The tragedies of the Holocaust are not covered, but there is some good material of historical value about the Jewish community.
Judaic Ceremonial Objects in Romania, by H.Kuller, I.Kalla, Irina Cajal-Marin, L.Benjamin, P.Petrescu. 1999. Translated into English by Viviane Prager, HASEFER PUBLISHING HOUSE, Bucarest. Includes information on Radauti.
Synagogues of Romania, by Aristide Streja and Lucian Schwartz (architects). 1997. Translated into English by Viviane Prager. HASEFER PUBLISHING HOUSE, Bucarest.ISBN 973-9235-03-4 Includes information on the synagogue of Radauti.
Holocaust in Transnistria
Kastner's Haggadah, by Hermann Kastner. Translated from the German by Paul and Hanna Birnbaum. Cover design by Michal Kastner. Published by the Ministry of Defence Publishing House, Israel. 2000. 143 pp. ISBN 965-05-1058-3. See the book review by Gary Fitleberg.
No One Awaiting Me, by Joil Alpern. This book tells the story of the author's early life in Storozhinets, Bukovina, his deportation to Transnistria and related experiences, both during and following World War II. Published by: University of Calgary Press, 2500 University Drive, N. W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 [Jewish Heritage Project, 150 Franklin St., New York, NY]. Book reviews can be found on Amazon.com.
50 Years of Silence: voices from Romania and Transnistria
tragedy; By Felicia Steigman-Carmelly ; Scarborough, Ont., Canada: Abbeyfield
Pub., 1996. A very significant accounting of the tragic exile to Transnistria,
with references to the Jews of Radauti.
Reminiscences of Transnistria, by Mendel Halpern of Radautz. Mr. Halpern writes of his chilling experiences in Transnistria, and kindly consented to publish his stories via JewishGen's Yizkor Book translations project.
in Rumania, by Matatias Carp. A detailed accounting of the tragedies
and events in Romania, including Bukowina. Entire book is available online
as a "pdf" file.
Jagendorf's Foundry : Memoir of the Romanian Holocaust, 1941-1944 by Siegfried Jagendorf ; New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins Publishers, 1991. L.C. Call No.: DS135.R7J3 1991 (unreviewed, not specifically about Radauti, but a well reviewed work about the fate of Romanian Jews during the Holocaust, and one righteous person's attempts to save some from certain death.)
See also two online unpublished biographies of of holocaust survivors which
mention Radauti: From
Slavery to Freedom by Nahum Meir Halpern, and I
Remember: Odyssey of a Jewish Teenager in Eastern Europe by Markus
Memoirs and Biographies
Kind im Niemandsland. Ein jüdisches Leben. by Ursula Brauer. Hamburg, Germany: Europäische Verlagsanstalt, 1995. The story of Avner GRUBER, holocaust survivor born in Radauti. (in German)
The Alchemy of Survival : One Woman's Journey by John E. Mack
with Rita Stenzler Rogers ; Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1988. L.C. Call
No.: RC438.6.R64M33 1988 The early chapters contain very detailed descriptions
of Jewish life in Radauti prior to the second World War. The book neglects
to discuss the tragedy of the Holocaust, but is still valued for its rare
English language description of life among the Jews of Radauti in the melting
pot that was Bukowina.
Mayne kinder-yorn in shotn fun hurbn by Mali Haimovitch ; Tel Aviv: Farlag Y.L. Perets, 1993 ; 73 p. Library of Congress Call No. DS135.R72R335 1993 (in Yiddish). A survivor's account of life in Radauti and through the holocaust, translated from Yiddish to English by Isak Shteyn, and now available online via the JewishGen Yizkor Book Project.
Ruth's Journey: A Survivor's Memoir by Ruth Glasberg Gold; Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996. L.C. Call No.: DS135.R73G654 1996 This book has received many accolades. The tale of Ruth's survival through the horrors of the Holocaust is told. Her family falls victim to diseases and starvation, but Ruth somehow reconstructs her life and eventually prospers.
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