Light from the ashes : social science careers of young Holocaust refugees and survivors
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Light from the ashes : social science careers of young Holocaust refugees and survivors

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Call Number940.5318 S94L
Dates[2001]; ©2001
Statement of ResponsibilityPeter Suedfeld, editor.
Creators & ContributorsGoldman, René (contributor)
Suedfeld, Peter (editor)
Black-Gutman, Dasia (contributor)
Breznitz, Shlomo (contributor)
Engel, Mary (contributor)
Heisler, Martin O. (contributor)
Staub, Ervin (contributor)
Suedfeld, Peter (contributor)
David, Henry P. (Henry Philip) (contributor)
Kelman, Herbert C. (contributor)
Klinger, Eric (contributor)
Lebow, Richard Ned (contributor)
Lederer, Gerda (contributor)
Lomrants, Yaʻaḳov (contributor)
Sigel, Roberta S. (contributor)
Weingartner, Herbert (contributor)
Butzer, Karl W. (contributor)
Streufert, Siegfried (contributor)
Marcus, Paul (contributor)
Summary"Much has been published on adults who survived the Holocaust and their lives afterward. Less, however, is known about how Nazi persecution and other aspects of the Holocaust affected the later lives of children and young adolescents. In this [collection], seventeen eminent social scientists trace the connection between their early wartime experiences and their adult research careers, personality, and values. Autobiographical essays describe their trauma of fleeing from, or surviving, the Holocaust during childhood or adolescence, and how this influenced their eventual choice of work and general outlook on life." —Back cover
ContentsIntroduction: Shaped by the Past, Shaping the Future / Peter Suedfeld

Part 1. The Survivors: Living through the Holocaust
  • Crossing the Borders of Difference / Hadassa Black-Gutman
  • The Quest for Continuity: A Personal Account of the Dubious Wisdom of Hindsight / Shlomo Breznitz
  • Languages of War / Mary Engel
  • From Shoah to Sinology: A Roundabout Road / René Goldman
  • The Uses and Limitations of Perspective / Martin O. Heisler
  • Studying and Promoting Altruism and Studying and Working to Prevent Genocide: The Guiding Role of Early Survival / Ervin Staub
  • A Generalist in Search of a Specialty / Peter Suedfeld
Part 2. The Refugees: Persecution and Escape
  • Reflections of an Internationalist / Henry P. David
  • Dignity and Dehumanization: The Impact of the Holocaust on Central Themes of My Work / Herbert C. Kelman
  • Holocaust Influences on a Refugee: Indirect (Pervasive) and Direct (Now You See It, Now You Don't) / Eric Klinger
  • The Holocaust and Social Science: A Personal Odyssey / Richard Ned Lebow
  • Linking the Present and the Past: A Personal Story / Gerda Lederer
  • A Wandering Jew as a Social Scientist: The Convergence of Historical and Professional Life Lines / Jacob Lomranz
  • Reflecting on Memories and Professional Pursuits / Roberta S. Sigel
  • Remembering the Holocaust: Snapshots from a Cognitive Science Perspective / Herbert Weingartner
Part 3. Targets of Political Persecution
  • Coming Full Circle: Learning from the Experience of Emigration and Ethnic Prejudice / Karl W. Butzer
  • The Impact of a Childhood in Nazi Germany / Siegfried Streufert
Part 4. Reflections
  • Loss and Renewal / Paul  Marcus
  • Afterthoughts / Peter Suedfeld
Physical Description x, 446 pages : portraits ; 23 cm.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherAnn Arbor : University of Michigan Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index

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Goldman, René (contributor)

Black-Gutman, Dasia (contributor)

Breznitz, Shlomo (contributor)

Engel, Mary (contributor)

Heisler, Martin O. (contributor)

Staub, Ervin (contributor)

Suedfeld, Peter (contributor)

Kelman, Herbert C. (contributor)

Klinger, Eric (contributor)

Lebow, Richard Ned (contributor)

Lederer, Gerda (contributor)

Lomrants, Yaʻaḳov (contributor)

Sigel, Roberta S. (contributor)

Weingartner, Herbert (contributor)

Butzer, Karl W. (contributor)

Streufert, Siegfried (contributor)

Marcus, Paul (contributor)