Between Budapest and Jerusalem: The Patai Letters, 1933-1938
The tribulations experienced by the five Patais (Raphael, his father, mother, brother, and sister), as well as their interactions with many well-known Jewish leaders, authors, and scholars of the 1930s both in Hungary and Palestine, spring to life in fascinating detail in the letters presented in Between Budapest and Jerusalem. Rich in source material, this book provides rare insight into the life of one of the first families of Hungary and Palestine, the twilight of the Hungarian Jewish community, the initial phase of Jewish nation-building in Palestine, and the Arab-Jewish struggle for that much-contested and much-loved land.
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Page ix - Holocaust, on the one hand, and the establishment of the state of Israel, on the other.
Page ix - Patai family between 1 933 and 1 938, sent to and from Budapest, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jericho, Zurich, Geneva, and Paris, where they lived or sojourned in those years. Although the letters primarily discuss personal matters, they also tell of the unfolding historical events that the dispersed members of the family witnessed...