Book by history’s Jay Geller long-listed for Cundill History Prize

The Scholems: A Story of the German-Jewish Bourgeoisie from Emancipation to Destruction, by Jay Geller, the Samuel Rosenthal Professor of Judaic Studies, was one of 14 titles recently long-listed for the Cundill History Prize.

Annually, McGill University in Montreal honors what it considers to be the best history writing in English with the Cundill History Prize.

Geller’s book, published by Cornell University Press, describes the Jewish experience in Germany through the lens of one family’s story in the lead-up to World War II. Hear Geller talk about the book.