The book was shipped quickly and well packed. Though used the book was in excellent condition. As a Jew whose grandparents emigrated from Poland and the Ukraine in the early 1900s (specifically 1905 and 1913) I had some awareness of Jewish experience in Eastern and Western Europe and what provoked the exodus from those regions. This systematic treatment of the Jewish European experience was very welcome. I would love to see a comparable history for the Jews of southern Europe and North Africa for whom Ladino was their common language.
From the Middle Ages until the end of World War 2, a Yiddish speaker could travel from England to Western Asia and converse with local people in a common language with a common alphabet and understand some local languages of German, Polish and Russian origin.
We could speculate that a less prejudiced Europe might have noticed the economic advantage of this commonly encountered language that did not seek to dominate or displace the local cultures, just assimilate without loss of identity. In an alternate reality a combination of European countries - speaking one culturally neutral second language - might have been drawn together in union, as the American Colonies were drawn to union despite different British, Irish, German, Swedish, among others, origins and religious backgrounds and preferences.