American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust by Laura Levitt

By Laura Levitt

Many folks belong to groups which have been scarred by way of bad calamities. and plenty of folks come from households that experience suffered grievous losses. How we examine 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 relations was once indirectly laid low with the Holocaust, Levitt grapples with the demanding situations of contending with traditional Jewish loss. She means that even supposing the reminiscence of the Holocaust could appear to overshadow all other forms of loss for American Jews, it will possibly additionally open up probabilities for attractive those extra own and daily legacies.

Weaving in discussions of her family tales and writing in a fashion that's either deeply own and erudite, Levitt indicates what occurs while private and non-private losses are visible subsequent to one another, and what occurs whilst tough artworks or commemoration, corresponding to museum indicates or movies, are obvious along traditional relatives tales approximately extra intimate losses. In so doing she illuminates how via those “ordinary tales” we may possibly create an alternate version for confronting Holocaust reminiscence in Jewish culture.

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