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American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust - download pdf or read online

By Laura Levitt

ISBN-10: 0814752179

ISBN-13: 9780814752173

Many folks belong to groups which have been scarred by way of negative calamities. and lots of folks come from households that experience suffered grievous losses. How we ponder those legacies of loss and the methods they tell one another are the questions Laura Levitt takes up during this provocative and passionate book.

An American Jew whose kinfolk used to be in some way tormented by the Holocaust, Levitt grapples with the demanding situations of contending with traditional Jewish loss. She means that even though the reminiscence of the Holocaust could appear to overshadow all other forms of loss for American Jews, it may possibly additionally open up percentages for enticing those extra own and daily legacies.

Weaving in discussions of her family tales and writing in a fashion that's either deeply own and erudite, Levitt exhibits what occurs while private and non-private losses are obvious subsequent to one another, and what occurs while tricky artistic endeavors or commemoration, resembling museum indicates or movies, are obvious along traditional kin tales approximately extra intimate losses. In so doing she illuminates how via those “ordinary tales” we might create another version for confronting Holocaust reminiscence in Jewish culture.

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