Bittersweet Legacy: Creative Responses to the Holocaust: Art, Poetry, Stories

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Bittersweet Legacy is a collection of poetry, short stories and art inspired by the Holocaust. It is a book born of paradox, evoking remembrances of the darkest moments known to humankind by utilizing the power and beauty of the creative force. The writers and artists represented in this book are individuals who were driven to respond to the extremities that define the Holocaust. Some are accomplished in their fields, others have created in an attempt to understand and give form to their sorrow and quest for ...
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Overview

Bittersweet Legacy is a collection of poetry, short stories and art inspired by the Holocaust. It is a book born of paradox, evoking remembrances of the darkest moments known to humankind by utilizing the power and beauty of the creative force. The writers and artists represented in this book are individuals who were driven to respond to the extremities that define the Holocaust. Some are accomplished in their fields, others have created in an attempt to understand and give form to their sorrow and quest for meaning. Each voice expresses a singular reprise. Together they forge a resounding voice in response to the six million voices that were silenced.

Author Biography: Cynthia Moskowitz Brody is an artist and child of Holocaust Survivors. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice.

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An anthology reflecting many different Holocaust experiences, including American Jews who lost no family members yet were changed permanently as human being upon hearing of its horrors. Other are through the eyes of a child, survival, inheritance, speaking to the enemy, and chosen. Monochrome reproductions and photographs of the art are interspersed among the prose and poetry. Only names are indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761819752
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 4/4/2001
  • Series: Studies in the Shoah Series
  • Edition description: Volume XXIV
  • Edition number: 24
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter Introductions
I The American Experience of the Holocaust 1
II Through the Eyes of a Child 31
III Survival 61
IV Inheritance 133
V Speaking to the Enemy 181
VI Chosen 215
Descriptions of Art 249
Index 265
Biographical Notes - Artists 267
Biographical Notes - Authors 276
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