Nothing Makes You Free: Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

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Melvin Jules Bukiet
W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - History - 394 pages
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A groundbreaking collection of Holocaust literature by the survivors of the greatest evil of our time. 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 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.
  

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It has been argued that the Holocaust cannot and should not be a subject for writers something entirely disproved by this wrenching collection of stories and memoirs by second-generation survivors ... Read full review

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

Contents

Introduction
11
A Note on Method and Category 2 5
26
CARL FRIEDMAN CampNiceRoll CallBon Appetit
33
EVA HOFFMAN Paradise from Lost in Translation
48
VICTORIA REDEL My Little Pledge of Us
75
RUTH KNAFO SETTON Down These Mean Streets
94
DORON RABINOVICI The Right Nose Translated from the German
125
ALAN KAUFMAN The Purple Jew from Jew Boy
136
ESTHER DISCHEREIT from Joemi s Table Translated from the German
263
And Here My Troubles Regan
274
ANNE KARPF from The War After
279
LEA AINI Until the Entire Guard Has Passed Translated from the Hebrew
294
GILA LUSTIGER Statement of the Officer for Accounts from
305
JOSEPH SKIBELL from A Blessing on the Moon
312
LEON DE WINTER Letter from a Dogcatcher Translatedfrom the Dutch
321
MIHALY KORNIS Petition Translatedfrom the Hungarian by Judith
333

BARBARA FINKELSTEIN from SummerLongaComing
157
SAVYON LIEBRECHT Excision Translatedfrom the Hebrew by Marganit
175
J J STEINFELD Dancing at the Club Holocaust
196
HENRI RACZYMOV from Writing the Book of Esther Translated from
206
SONIA PILCER Do You Deserve to Live?
230
VAL VINOKUROV The Deposit
245
HELENA JANACZEK from Lessons of Darkness Translated from the Italian
255
DAVIDALBAHARI The Gospel According to My Father Translatedfrom
350
ALAIN FINKIELKRAUT The Protagonist Introduced from
357
MELVIN JULES BUKIET The Library of Moloch
369
Contributors Notes
383
Credits
391
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Melvin Jules Bukiet is the author of five other works of fiction, most recently "Signs & Wonders". He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College & lives in New York City.

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