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Reluctant return : a survivor's journey to an Austrian town

Author: David W Weiss
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1999.
Series: Jewish literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Weiss, an eminent biomedical scientist first in the United States and then in Israel, held a deep and abiding enmity for everything Austrian and German. He was persuaded by the sincerity of a small Christian community in his hometown of Wiener Neustadt to journey there in 1995 with other former Jewish residents for a "Week of Return". -- Jacket.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Named Person: David W Weiss; David W Weiss; David W Weiss
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Weiss
ISBN: 0253335841 9780253335845
OCLC Number: 40820878
Language Note: English.
Awards: Short-listed for National Jewish Book Award (Autobiography) 1999
Description: xii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments 1. A Call from Helmuth Eiwen 2. Ichthys: A Mission 3. Uli's Visions 4. Return? Nunc Mas 5. Guardian Angel as Starshina 6. Roots and Specters 7. The Tactics of Remembrance 8. Encounter at the Holyland 9. A Thousand Years in a Blood-stained Land 10. Wiener Neustadt, March 1938, and Escape 11. Berkeley to Jerusalem 12. Pater Johannes Vrbecky 13. Hillel and Yair Sign On 14. The Week of Return: Wiener Neustadt, May 1995 Sunday Giving in Too Easily? Monday Where the Temple Stood Tuesday Marianne Neuber: "How Can I Not Tell Them?" Wednesday Landscape and Memory Thursday A Day with Ichthys; The Wings of the Dove Friday Seven Centuries, Four Generations-Welcome, the Sabbath, the Queen Saturday Stunned by These Days Sunday At Sauerbrunn the Wild Strawberries Are Gone Monday Last Breakfast at the Neukloster 15. What the Pastor of Ichthys Has Caught in His Net 16. When One Stands Face to Face
Series Title: Jewish literature and culture.
Responsibility: David W. Weiss.


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" ... an astonishing and moving document ... this soul-searching odyssey ... will reward readers of all faiths."--Publishers Weekly

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