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Spring Arts: The Book List

“The Long March Home: An American Soldier’s Life as a Nazi Slave Laborer.” Robert Max, believed by historians to be the last living American soldier to have survived Nazi slave labor in World War II, will discuss his memoir. Free. March 7, 7-8 p.m. Summit Free Public Library, Summit, summitlibrary.org, 908-273-0350, ext. 3

 

“Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press.” Dr. Eddy Portnoy, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, will discuss his book, which is an alternative history of downwardly mobile Jews that exposes the underbelly of pre-World War II New York and Warsaw. Free. March 19, 7:30-9 p.m. RSVP requested to rsvpBildner@sas.rutgers.edu or 848-932-2033. Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

 

“Disarmed.” Izzy Ezagui, a decorated squad commander in the Israel Defense Forces, is the only sharpshooter to lose an arm in combat and return to the battlefield. He will discuss his new book in a program hosted by Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County (JFCS). $25 general admission, proceeds benefit JFCS mental health services. March 22, 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online at jfcsonline.org. Contact edena@jfcsonline.org. The Jewish Center, Princeton, thejewishcenter.org, 609-987-8100

 

“Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz.” Authors Michael Bornstein, one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz, and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat share Bornstein’s life story and new information about his survival. Free. March 27, 7:30 p.m.; book signing and reception follow. Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, tewnj.org/events, 908-232-6770

 

“The Soul of a Thief.” Author Steven Hartov discusses his new World War II thriller. April 17, 7 p.m. Watchung Booksellers, Montclair, watchungbooksellers.com, 973-744-7177

 

“Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel.” A talk by Francine Klagsbrun, author of more than a dozen books, including her masterful story of Israel’s founding mother. $18; $15 members. April 23, 7:30 p.m. Contact rzucker@jccnj.org. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, 908-889-8800, ext. 253

 

“The Patriots.” Author Sana Krasikov discusses her poignant tale of the power of love, the rewards and risks of friendship, and the secrets parents and children keep from one another. $14; $10 members, wine and snacks included. May 2, 7:30 p.m. Contact rzucker@jccnj.org. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, 908-889-8800, ext. 253

 

“Semitism: Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump.” Jonathan Weisman, editor at The New York Times, talks about his new book. $10, free to members of The Jewish Center. May 15, 7:30 p.m. The Jewish Center, Princeton, thejewishcenter.org, 609-921-0100

 

“When History is Personal.” Mimi Schwartz explores the ways one’s life illuminates history’s untold truths. May 16, 6 p.m. Labyrinth Bookstore, Princeton, labyrinthbooks.com, 609-497-1600

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