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Schocken Books
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Parent companyRandom House
Founded1931
FounderSalman Schocken
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
DistributionPenguin Random House
Publication typesBooks
Official websiteschocken.knopfdoubleday.com

Schocken Books is a publishing company originally established in Berlin as Schocken Verlag.

History

Schocken Books was founded in 1931 by Schocken Department Store owner Salman Schocken. Schocken has published the writings of Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Franz Kafka and S. Y. Agnon, among others.[1]

After being shut down by the Germans in 1939, Schocken, who immigrated from Germany to Palestine in 1934, founded the Hebrew-language Schocken Publishing House in Mandatory Palestine. Schocken moved to the U.S. in 1940. In 1945 he founded the English-language Schocken Books in New York City. In 1987 it was bought up by Random House. Schocken Books continues to publish Jewish literary works.

Selected English publications

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