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The Longest Shadow

Author : Geoffrey H. Hartman
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Distinguished literary scholar Geoffrey H. Hartman, himself forced to leave Germany at age nine, collects his essays, both scholarly and personal, that focus on the Holocaust. Hartman contends that although progress has been made, we are only beginning to understand the horrendous events of 1933 to 1945. The continuing struggle for meaning, consolation, closure, and the establishment of a collective memory against the natural tendency toward forgetfulness is a recurring theme. The many forms of response to the devastation - from historical research and survivors' testimony to the novels, films, and monuments that have appeared over the last fifty years - reflect and inform efforts to come to grips with the past, despite events (like those at Bitburg) that attempt to foreclose it. The stricture that poetry after Auschwitz is ""barbaric"" is countered by the increased sense of responsibility incumbent on the creators of these works.

The Aftermath

Author : Aaron Hass
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A detailed examination of the psychological impact of the Holocaust on its survivors discusses survivor guilt, the absence of mourning, the psychological characteristics of survivor families, their view of God, and feelings about the German homeland. 10,000 first printing. UP.

Aftermath of the Holocaust and Genocides

Author : Victoria Khiterer
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While many works have been published on different aspects of the Holocaust and genocides, their aftermath and impact on society still require further research and discussion in scholarly literature. This book illuminates unknown aspects of the aftermath of the Holocaust and genocides, and discusses trials of Holocaust and genocide perpetrators, commemoration of the victims, attempts to revive Jewish national life, and outbreaks of post-World War II anti-Semitism. It also analyzes the representation of the Holocaust and genocides in literature, press and film. The volume includes thirteen articles, which are based on recently discovered archival materials, and provides new approaches to the research of the Armenian genocide, the Holodomor, ethnic cleansing and the Holocaust.

Aftermath of the Holocaust

Author : Jane Shuter
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Looks at what happened to the survivors of the Holocaust and their Nazi captors after World War II ended.

In the Shadow of the Holocaust

Author : Yosef Grodzinsky
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This is the story of Jews in displaced persons camps and their forced role in the founding of Israel.

In the Aftermath of the Holocaust

Author : Jacob Neusner
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After Such Knowledge

Author : Eva Hoffman
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As the Holocaust recedes from us in time, the guardianship of its legacy is being passed on from its survivors and witnesses to the generation after. How should we, in turn, convey its knowledge to others? What are the effects of a traumatic past on its inheritors, and the second generation's responsibilities to its received memories? Eva Hoffman probes these questions through personal reflections and through broader explorations of the historical, psychological and moral implications of the second-generation experience. She examines the subterranean processes through which private memories of suffering are transmitted, and the more wilful stratagems of collective memory. As she guides us through the poignant juncture at which living memory must be relinquished, she asks what insights can be carried from the past, and urges the need to transform potent family stories into a fully-informed understanding of a forbidding history.

Striving for Accountability in the Aftermath of the Holocaust

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The Lost Library

Author : Dan Rabinowitz
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The story of the greatest prewar Jewish library in Europe

Open Wounds

Author : David Patterson
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In this book, David Patterson sets out to describe why Jews must live -- but especially think -- in a way that is distinctly Jewish. For Patterson, the primary responsibility of post-Holocaust Jewish thought is to avoid thinking in the same categories that led to the attempted extermination of the Jewish people. The Nazis, he says, were not anti- Semitic because they were racists; they were racists because they were anti-Semitic, and their anti-Semitism was furthered by a Western ontological tradition that made God irrelevant by placing the thinking ego at the center of being. If the Jewish people, in their particularity, are "chosen" to attest to the universal "chosenness" of every human being, then each human being is singled out to assume an absolute responsibility to and for all human beings. And that, Patterson says, is why the anti-Semite hates the Jew: because the very presence of the Jew robs him of his ego and serves as a constant reminder that we are all forever in debt, and that redemption is always yet to be. Thus the Nazis, before they killed Jewish bodies, were compelled to murder Jewish souls through the degradations of the Shoah. But why is the need for a revitalized Jewish thought so urgent today? It is not only because modern Jewish thought, hoping to accommodate itself to rational idealism, is thereby obliged to put itself in league with postmodernists who "preach tolerance for everything except biblically based religion, beginning with Judaism," and who effectively call on Jews, as fellow "citizens of the global village," to disappear. It is also because without the Jewish reality of Jerusalem, there is only the Jewish abstraction of Auschwitz, for in Auschwitz the Jews were murdered not as husbands and wives, parents and children, but as efficiently numbered units. If the Jews, Patterson claims, are not a people set apart by "a Voice that is other than human," then the Holocaust can never be understood as evil rather than simply immoral. With Open Wounds, Patterson aims to make possible a religious response to the Holocaust. Post-Holocaust Jewish thinking, confronting the work of healing the world -- of tikkun haolam -- must recover not just Jewish tradition but also the category of the holy in human beings' thinking about humanity.

Finding Home and Homeland

Author : Author Avinoam Patt
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An inspiring examination of young survivors of the Holocaust and their role in the creation of the state of Israel.

An Epiphany in Lilacs

Author : Iris Dorbian
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An Epiphany In Lilacs is a young adult novel set in a DP camp outside Hamburg, Germany following the end of World War II. The author, Iris Dorbian, captures in this story a unique glimpse into the period after the Holocaust when survivors had to deal with their new realities for living, based on her father's personal experience. After liberation in May 1945, Daniel, a 14-year-old Latvian Jew, is treated in a field hospital in the British zone of partitioned Germany. A survivor of various concentration camps, Daniel fights to recover from starvation and disease. Racked by nightmares, a nearly nightly occurrence, sleep is almost impossible for him. Through his love of nature, and pre-war memories, Daniel struggles to find comfort. He forms an intriguing bond with an older German gentile, another survivor. Later on, as he joins a theater troupe, Daniel tries to move on with his life, yet still searching for the whereabouts of his mother and two sisters. Poised on the cusp of a new life, young Daniel makes his way to the country that will become his new home.

The Longest Shadow

Author : G. Hartman
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This collection of essays explores life and culture, meaning and memory in the aftermath of the Holocaust. It takes up the question, "has the world learned anything?", discussing issues such as how artists, scholars and teachers have represented and transmitted experiences of the Holocaust.


Author : Rebecca Clifford
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Told for the first time from their perspective, the story of children who survived the chaos and trauma of the Holocaust How can we make sense of our lives when we do not know where we come from? This was a pressing question for the youngest survivors of the Holocaust, whose prewar memories were vague or nonexistent. In this beautifully written account, Rebecca Clifford follows the lives of one hundred Jewish children out of the ruins of conflict through their adulthood and into old age. Drawing on archives and interviews, Clifford charts the experiences of these child survivors and those who cared for them—as well as those who studied them, such as Anna Freud. Survivors explores the aftermath of the Holocaust in the long term, and reveals how these children—often branded “the lucky ones”—had to struggle to be able to call themselves “survivors” at all. Challenging our assumptions about trauma, Clifford’s powerful and surprising narrative helps us understand what it was like living after, and living with, childhoods marked by rupture and loss.

After Representation

Author : R. Clifton Spargo
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After Representation? explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studiesùthe intersection of memory and ethics in artistic expression, particularly within literature. As experts in the study of literature and culture, the scholars in this collection examine the shifting cultural contexts for Holocaust representation and reveal how writersùwhether they write as witnesses to the Holocaust or at an imaginative distance from the Nazi genocideùarticulate the shadowy borderline between fact and fiction, between event and expression, and between the condition of life endured in atrocity and the hope of a meaningful existence. What imaginative literature brings to the study of the Holocaust is an ability to test the limits of language and its conventions. After Representation? moves beyond the suspicion of representation and explores the changing meaning of the Holocaust for different generations, audiences, and contexts.

Girls Interrupted

Author : Rhiannon Keina Jones
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This thesis examines eleven Polish Jewish women’s Holocaust memoirs, arguing that their Jewish identities were moored to family and community. Because Polish Jewish families and communities were largely destroyed during the war, and because of political and ethno-cultural considerations in postwar Poland, Polish Jewish women who desired to rebuild their lives in their homeland after the war were obliged to conceal or relinquish their ties to Jewish identity. Those who wished to reestablish their ties to Jewish culture and identity in the aftermath of the war were obliged to do so beyond the borders of Poland.

Histories of the Aftermath

Author : Frank Biess
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In 1945, Europeans confronted a legacy of mass destruction and death: millions of families had lost their homes and livelihoods; millions of men had lost their lives; and millions more had been displaced by the war's destruction. This volume explores how Europeans came to terms with these multiple pasts.

Tales of Sidney Gerstein A Young Man s Quest for Meaning In the Aftermath of the Holocaust

Author : Joseph Lerner
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As a Jewish boy growing up in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, Sidney Gerstein is constantly chided about his name and bullied by anti-Semantics. Finally, he is given a chance to start over when his family moves to Depot, New Jersey. But with little experience outside Plymouth, Sidney’s path to adulthood becomes more challenging than he imagined. Amid tumultuous 1960s America, Sidney dreams of attending college to earn a doctorate degree. But also with maturity comes a desire to learn more about life and his ethnic heritage in a post-Holocaust world. When Sidney embarks on a quest for answers, his path eventually crosses with Mort Poplowsky, a death camp survivor who denies his Jewish identity. As Mort begins revealing his tragic past to Sidney and others, they must work together in an attempt to not only understand his compelling story, but also change his views toward American society.

Focusing on the Holocaust and Its Aftermath

Author : Antony Polonsky
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The assessment of the Nazi genocide in Poland, an issue which has deeply divided Poles and Jews, lies at the core of this volume. Also included are discussions of Polish attitudes to the nearly 300,000 Jews who tried to resettle in post-war Poland; the little-known testimony of Belzec survivor Rudolf Reder; a discussion of Holocaust victims as martyrs; and a presentation of how the Auschwitz Museum sees its future.

Counter terrorism and Community Relations in the Aftermath of the London Bombings

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee
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Counter-terrorism and community relations in the aftermath of the London Bombings