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

By Laura Levitt

ISBN-10: 0814752179

ISBN-13: 9780814752173

Many people belong to groups which were scarred via bad calamities. and plenty of folks come from households that experience suffered grievous losses. How we think of 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 family members used to be ultimately suffering from 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 will probably additionally open up percentages for attractive those extra own and daily legacies.

Weaving in discussions of her family tales and writing in a way that's either deeply own and erudite, Levitt indicates what occurs whilst private and non-private losses are visible subsequent to one another, and what occurs whilst tricky artistic endeavors or commemoration, similar to museum indicates or motion pictures, are noticeable along traditional kin tales approximately extra intimate losses. In so doing she illuminates how via those “ordinary tales” we may perhaps create an alternate version for confronting Holocaust reminiscence in Jewish culture.

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