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What is the use of Jewish history? : essays

Author: Lucy S Dawidowicz; Neal Kozodoy
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What is the use of Jewish history? Of history in general, for that matter? When one of the best-known Jewish historians asks this question at the end of a long career, we can be sure of an answer that is profound, passionate, and personal. Lucy Dawidowicz raised an original and deeply influential voice concerning the writing of Holocaust history. After the publication of her ground-breaking and best-selling history
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Genre/Form: Essay
essays
Essays
History
Essais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy S Dawidowicz; Neal Kozodoy
ISBN: 0805241167 9780805241167 0805210105 9780805210101
OCLC Number: 25508294
Language Note: English.
Description: xxiii, 278 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: [pt.] 1. In pursuit of memory: 1. What is the use of Jewish history? ; 2. History as autobiography : telling a life ; 3. In Berlin again --
[pt.] 2. In pursuit of truth: 4. How they teach the Holocaust ; 5. Lies about the holocaust ; 6. The true history of Babi Yar ; 7. History as ideology ; 8. Poles, Jews, and history ; 9. Visualizing the Warsaw Ghetto ; 10. Could America have rescued Europe's Jews? ; 11. Indicting American Jews --
[pt.] 3. Experiencing democracy: 12. On equal terms : Jewish identity in America ; 13. East European Jewry and us ; 14. The business of American Jews (notes on work in progress) ; 15. The politics of American Jews.
Other Titles: Jewish history.
Responsibility: by Lucy S. Dawidowicz ; edited and with an introduction by Neal Kozodoy.

Abstract:

What is the use of Jewish history? Of history in general, for that matter? When one of the best-known Jewish historians asks this question at the end of a long career, we can be sure of an answer that is profound, passionate, and personal. Lucy Dawidowicz raised an original and deeply influential voice concerning the writing of Holocaust history. After the publication of her ground-breaking and best-selling history of the Nazi genocide, The War Against the Jews, in 1975.

She continued to write numerous essays and articles countering the arguments of revisionist historians, as well as the charges of Jewish passivity and American complacency during the Holocaust. This posthumous collection of Dawidowicz's essays presents her published articles on contemporary uses and misuses of the Holocaust, as well as material relating to her last work-in-progress, a major history of American Jews. A testament to the historian's craft by one of its.

Great practitioners, it will inspire all those who see in the writing of history a primary vehicle for the presentation of culture. Edited and with a luminous introduction by Neal Kozodoy, this volume brings to us Lucy Dawidowicz's sure and guiding voice.

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