Book details: BEFORE "THE HOLOCAUST": AMERICAN JEWS CONFRONT CATASTROPHE, 1945-1962
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Diner, Hasia R.
BEFORE "THE HOLOCAUST": AMERICAN JEWS CONFRONT CATASTROPHE, 1945-1962
Imprint: Michigan; University Of Michigan, Jean And Samuel Frankel Center For Judaic Studies, 2004
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original Wrappers. 8vo. 38 pages. 20 cm. First edition. No. 11 in the David W. Belin Lecture in American Jewish Affairs series. Presented March 17, 2004. “In the decade and a half following the end of World War II, that global conflagration which brought about the death of one-third of the Jewish people and the destruction of much of European Jewish communal life, American Jewry found many times, places, and modes of expression to articulate its intense reactions to that calamity. While historians may find it difficult, if not nearly impossible, to recreate the ways in which individual Jews talked about this catastrophic event in their homes or how they incorporated direct references and analogies to it into the discourse of their private spheres of everyday life, Jewish institutions – synagogues, schools, summer camps, publishing houses, magazines and newspapers – left an easily recoverable paper trail that reveals a community that felt itself obliged to remember and commemorate. These formal institutions of American Jewish life, spanning a spectrum of ideologies and political positions vis-à-vis the concerns of the day, wove the details of the catastrophe into their rhetorical repertoires and used references to it to shape their political projects. ” (Page 1) . Hasia Diner is the Paul S. And Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History at New York University. Subjects: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Public opinion, American. Jews -- United States -- Attitudes. Public opinion -- United States. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Spine rebacked. Address label with previous owner’s name on back cover. Very light shelf wear. Very good + condition. (HOLO2-109-57), Holo9, (hg)
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