By Laura Levitt
Many folks belong to groups which have been scarred via negative calamities. and plenty of folks come from households that experience suffered grievous losses. How we ponder 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 used to be in a roundabout way laid low with the Holocaust, Levitt grapples with the demanding situations of contending with usual Jewish loss. She means that even though the reminiscence of the Holocaust could appear to overshadow all different kinds of loss for American Jews, it might additionally open up probabilities for attractive those extra own and daily legacies.
Weaving in discussions of her family tales and writing in a way that's either deeply own and erudite, Levitt indicates what occurs whilst private and non-private losses are noticeable subsequent to one another, and what occurs whilst tricky artworks or commemoration, resembling museum shows or movies, are obvious along traditional relations tales approximately extra intimate losses. In so doing she illuminates how via those “ordinary tales” we might create another version for confronting Holocaust reminiscence in Jewish culture.
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American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust by Laura Levitt