“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, The Search for God at Harvard
World War II left many scars on the face of Europe and left its ugly mark on the Jewish people. More than five decades later, an abundance of Jewish institutions and cultural activities still endure in a world that goes back more than 2,000 years—Jewish Europe.
A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe 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. Kosher restaurants, historic synagogues, and ancient monuments are detailed. New chapters on the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland allow this updated book to combine practical travel information, intriguing stories, and an enlightening investigation into Jewish contributions to European history. It is a perfect companion for those seeking their roots in Europe or for those searching for places where relatives and friends lived.