Jewish Responses to Persecution: 1944-1946 - Documenting Life and Destruction: Holocaust Sources in Context (Hardback)Leah Wolfson (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 590
Weight: 1061 g
Dimensions: 235 x 162 x 41 mm
A most welcome addition to an important series of source books on Jewish responses to the Holocaust. This concluding volume in the series offers a rich and wide-ranging set of documents that span the geographic, social, and ideological spectrum and are mindful of gender, class, and genre. This impressively contextualized collection of primary source material enriches our sense of this complex period. The book belongs on the shelves of all those teaching and researching the Holocaust and/or postwar Jewish and European history and culture. -- Sara R. Horowitz, York University
Combining unpublished archival sources in several languages with cutting-edge scholarship, this collection breaks new ground in exposing a wide readership to primary documents that attest to the ambiguities of survival and liberation. Covering a remarkable spectrum of Holocaust experiences, the author does justice to differing Jewish outlooks and identities, sensitively illustrating challenging attempts to come to terms with loss and destruction and to find meaning in seemingly arbitrary survival. The volume opens an invaluable window onto the multifaceted ways in which Jews reflected, interpreted, and commemorated the Nazi genocide and what lessons survivors drew from their traumatic experiences in the immediate aftermath of World War II. -- Laura Jockusch, Brandeis University
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