Professor Adam Teller, Professor of Judaic Studies and History at Brown University, has published a new book with Princeton University Press, entitled "Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the Seventeenth Century".
About the Book:
Teller pays particular attention to those thousands of Jews sent for sale on the slave markets of Istanbul and the extensive transregional Jewish economic network that coalesced to ransom them. He also explores how Jewish communities rallied to support the refugees in central and western Europe, as well as in Poland-Lithuania, doing everything possible to help them overcome their traumatic experiences and rebuild their lives.
Rescue the Surviving Souls offers an intimate study of an international refugee crisis, from outbreak to resolution, that is profoundly relevant today.