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Second generation voices : reflections by children of Holocaust survivors and perpetrators

Author: Alan L Berger; Naomi Berger
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2001.
Series: Religion, theology, and the Holocaust.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Heirs to the Legacy of Auschwitz, the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and perpetrators have always been thought of as separated by fear and anger, mistrust and shame. This book provides a forum for expression in which each group reflects candidly upon the consuming burdens and challenges it has inherited." "To be sure, there is disagreement among the groups about the need for - or wisdom of -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Second generation voices.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2001
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Berger; Naomi Berger
ISBN: 0815628846 9780815628842 0815606818 9780815606819
OCLC Number: 44932313
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 378 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Family ties: the search for roots : Once removed / Lisa Reitman-Dobi --
Teaching to remember / Asher Z. Milbauer --
The coat / Diane Wyshogrod --
The far country memoirs / Wendy Joy Kuppermann --
Inheriting parental trauma : Intersoul flanking: writing about the holocaust / Nava Semel --
My share of the pain / Daniel Vogelmann --
Five short poems for Sissel / Daniel Vogelmann --
The lifelong reporting trip / Julie Salamon --
The journey to parents' birthplaces and to death camps : Coming full circle / Naomi Berger --
Returning / Helen Epstein. Memory Macht Frei / Melvin Jules Bukiet --
The journey to Poland / Michal Govrin --
Issues of faith and religion : Faith after the holocaust: for one person, it doesn't pay to cook / Barbara Finkelstein --
The path to Kaddish: prologue to a son's spiritual autobiography / Eugene L. Pogany --
I was born in Bergen-Belsen / Menachem Z. Rosensaft --
Adult offspring of holocaust survivors as moral voices in the American-Jewish community / Eva Fogelman --
Identity and the Yiddish language : A Yiddish writer who writes in French / Myriam Anissimov. On the Yiddish question / Anita Norich --
Shards / Miriam Tabak Gottdank Isaacs --
Confronting a repressed past : Ratner's kosher restaurant / Bjorn Krondorfer --
A troublemaker in a skirt / Anna E. Rosmus --
Facing a wall of silence / Barbara Rogers --
Honor thy mother: reflections on being the daughter of Nazis / Liesel Appel --
Meditation on Matthew 9:9-13 / Christian Staffa --
Working through doubtfulness: a case study of a daughter of a Nazi / Dan Bar-on and Elke Rottgardt. Is dialogue possible? : When children of holocaust survivors meet children of Nazis / Julie C. Goschalk --
To be German after the holocaust: the misused concept of identity / Gottfried H. Wagner --
Taking leave of the wroing identities or an inability to mourn: post-holocaust Germans and Jews / Abraham J. Peck --
A concluding meditation.
Series Title: Religion, theology, and the Holocaust.
Responsibility: edited by Alan L. Berger and Naomi Berger.


Descendants of Holocaust survivors and perpetrators offer insights into the intergenerational impact of their legacy and the second generation's role in shaping memory of the Shoah. In these  Read more...


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