Against the Apocalypse: Responses to Catastrophe in Modern Jewish Culture (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 1999 - History - 374 pages
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This text documents a virtually unknown chapter in the history of the refusal of Jews throughout the ages to surrender. The author employs wide-ranging scholarship to the Holocaust and the memories associated with it, in affirmation of both continuities and violent endings.
  

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Contents

Ruined Cities of the Mind
1
The Liturgy of Destruction
15
Broken Tablets and Flying Letters
53
The Pogrom as Poem
79
The Rape of the Shtetl
109
The Self under Siege
133
Laughing Off the Trauma of History
163
Scribes of the Ghetto
196
The Burden of Memory
225
Jews on the Cross
258
Notes
313
Primary Sources Cited
351
Index
362
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About the author (1999)

David G. Roskies is series editor of the New Yiddish Library and professor of Yiddish at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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