How to Accept German Reparations

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University of Pennsylvania Press, May 7, 2014 - History - 373 pages
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Susan Slyomovics examines the implications of German reparations after World War II, working through the lens of anthropological and human rights discourse, as well as through the lives of Holocaust survivors in her own family. What does it mean for individual suffering to be monetized?

 

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Contents

Reparations and My Family
1
Financial Pain
19
Narratives of Reparation
53
The Will to Record and the Claim
96
Canada
134
The Second Generation
175
Algerian Jews Make the Case for Reparations
207
Aftermaths
235
Appendix A My Grandmothers First Reparations
271
Appendix B My Grandmothers Subsequent Reparation
277
Notes
281
Bibliography
325
Index
355
Acknowledgments
371
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Susan Slyomovics is Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also author of The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village and The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco, and coeditor of Women and Power in the Middle East, all available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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