What is the use of Jewish history? : essays
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Statement of Responsibilityby Lucy S. Dawidowicz ; edited and with an introduction by Neal Kozodoy.
Creators & ContributorsDawidowicz, Lucy S.
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
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)