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What is the use of Jewish history? : essays

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Dates[1992]; ©1992
Statement of Responsibilityby Lucy S. Dawidowicz ; edited and with an introduction by Neal Kozodoy.
Creators & ContributorsDawidowicz, Lucy S. (author)
Kozodoy, Neal (author)
Summary"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." —Publisher
ContentsIn pursuit of memory -- What is the use of Jewish history? -- History as autobiography: telling a life -- In Berlin again -- In pursuit of truth -- How they teach the Holocaust -- Lies about the Holocaust -- The true history of Babi Yar -- History as ideology -- Poles, Jews, and history -- Visualizing the Warsaw Ghetto -- Could America have rescued Europe's Jews -- Indicting American Jews -- Experiencing democracy -- On equal terms: Jewish identity in America -- East European Jewry and us -- The business of American Jews (notes on work in progress) -- The politics of American Jews
Physical Description xxiii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Schocken Books
EditionFirst Paperback Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Kit Krieger in memory of Else Dunner (z'l)