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A Jew today

Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to be a Jew today -- in America, in Europe, in Israel? Elie Wiesel, whom both the New York Times Book Review and Le Monde have called "one of the great writers of this generation," addresses himself to the question from the unique perspective of one whose whole life has been informed by the sense of his Jewishness -- from his early childhood in a small town in Transylvania, when he lived through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wiesel, Elie, 1928-
Jew today.
New York : Random House, ©1978
(OCoLC)561059970
Named Person: Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elie Wiesel
ISBN: 0394420543 9780394420547
OCLC Number: 4037294
Notes: Translation of Un Juif aujourd'hui.
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Description: xii, 208 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Words and memories. To be a Jew --
An interview unlike any other --
A quest for Jerusalem --
2. Excerpts from a diary. Biafra, the end --
Accomplices --
Zionism and racism --
Why I am afraid --
The heirs --
What did happen to the six million? --
Why Solzhenitsyn troubles me --
Dateline : Johannesburg --
A house of strangers --
3. Portraits from the past. Dodye Feig --
The scrolls, too, are mortal --
The graveyard penitent --
4. Letters. To a young Palestinian Arab --
To a brother in Israel --
To a young Jew in Soviet Russia --
5. Legends of today --
6. Dialogues. A father and his son --
A mother and her daughter --
A man and his little sister --
7. A Jew today. Against despair --
The Jew and war --
A plea for the survivors --
About the author.
Other Titles: Juif aujourd'hui.
Responsibility: Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Marion Wiesel.

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What does it mean to be a Jew today -- in America, in Europe, in Israel? Elie Wiesel, whom both the New York Times Book Review and Le Monde have called "one of the great writers of this generation," addresses himself to the question from the unique perspective of one whose whole life has been informed by the sense of his Jewishness -- from his early childhood in a small town in Transylvania, when he lived through Jewish history with each year's holidays and learned that "to be a Jew meant creating links, a network of continuity," through his adolescence in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, where to be a Jew meant to be marked for extermination, to the present, when some people are already denying the reality of the Holocaust and when Israel inspires both ultimate fear and ultimate hope. This wide-ranging book weaves together all the periods of the author's life, presenting unforgettable portraits of some of the people he has known along the way who have, in different ways, been important to him. - Jacket flap.

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