• Title: Nothing Makes You Free: Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
  • Author: Melvin Jules Bukiet
  • ISBN: 9780393324259
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nothing Makes You Free Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors History is preserved in the memories of the survivors of the Holocaust and the imaginations of their children the so called Second Generation Nothing Makes You Free considers the heritage of the desc
    History is preserved in the memories of the survivors of the Holocaust and the imaginations of their children, the so called Second Generation Nothing Makes You Free considers the heritage of the descendants of those who faced the horrific lie that adorned the gates of many German concentration camps Arbeit Macht Frei Work Makes You Free In the words of this grounHistory is preserved in the memories of the survivors of the Holocaust and the imaginations of their children, the so called Second Generation Nothing Makes You Free considers the heritage of the descendants of those who faced the horrific lie that adorned the gates of many German concentration camps Arbeit Macht Frei Work Makes You Free In the words of this groundbreaking anthology s introduction Other kids parents didn t have numbers on their arms Other kids parents didn t talk about massacres as easily as baseball Other kids parents loved them, but never gazed at their offspring as miracles in the flesh.How do you deal with this responsibility Well, if you were a writer, you wrote Gathered here are writings of both fiction and nonfiction, ranging from farce to fantasy to brutal realism, from an international selection of writers, including Art Spiegelman, Eva Hoffman, Peter Singer, and Carl Friedman Contributors Lea Aini, David Albahari, Tammie Bob, Lilly Brett, Melvin Jules Bukiet, Leon De Winter, Esther Dischereit, Barbara Finkelstein, Alain Finkielkraut, Carl Friedman, Eva Hoffman, Helena Janaczek, Anne Karpf, Alan Kaufman, Ruth Knafo Setton, Mihaly Kornis, Savyon Liebrecht, Alcina Lubitch Domecq, Gila Lustiger, Sonia Pilcer, Doron Rabinovici, Henri Raczymov, Victoria Redel, Thane Rosenbaum, Goran Rosenberg, Peter Singer, Joseph Skibell, Art Spiegelman, J J Steinfeld, Val Vinokurov Nothing Makes You Free is a wide ranging, exuberant, and altogether powerful collection A necessary reminder of the lingering effects of the Holocaust and of all the embers in each generation saved from the fire Aryeh Lev Stollman, author of The Far Euphrates and The Illuminated Soul What happens to a generation of writers born after but indelibly shaped by the Holocaust From the bitterly sardonic title of Bukiet s clear eyed and refreshingly unsentimental collection to its last words, this volume will cause all to see this past in startlingly new and unexpected ways This is certainly not their parent s Holocaust But in all their immense variety, dexterity, oppressed imaginativeness, pain, and wonder, these writings show how even as a vicarious past, the Holocaust continues to shape both inner and outer worlds of the survivors offspring and now, by extension, our own as well James E Young, author of At Memory s Edge and The Texture of Memory A superb anthologytenderness mixes with rage, sorrow with bitterness, in this first rate gathering of pieces by those who refuse to forget Kirkus Reviews, starred review A trenchant arraynvincingly demonstrate s that the Second Generation experience and the artistic vision growing from it is not merely a diluted version of the survivors experience, but a distinct phenomenon and ethos of its own Miami Herald An important book Booklist

    One Reply to “Nothing Makes You Free: Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors”

    1. I couldn't finish this book. I've read many, many WWII books, and none of them have had such a strong overtone of bitterness and hate as does this book. Each chapter is an excerpt from a different descendant of a holocaust survivor. I did appreciate hearing from the second generation of what it felt like to grow up with a parent who was in a camp.

    2. This book provides interesting perspectives on being a descendant of Holocaust survivors. My biggest complaint, however, pertains to the book's organization, which the editor does not address in the introduction as clearly as I think he should have. I am unable to discern any differences among the three parts of the book, which, I think, detracts from the impact of the texts.

    3. + the purple jew, nightfather, dancing at club holocaust- excision, until the entire guard has passed~library of moloch

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