Eternal Guilt?: Forty Years of German-Jewish Relations

Eternal Guilt?: Forty Years of German-Jewish Relations

by Michael Wolffsohn
     
 

Should the Germans of today continue to atone for the sins of their forebears? Eternal Guilt? argues that Germans, Israelis, and American Jews cling to their historical legacy in order to manipulate contemporary political issues.

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Should the Germans of today continue to atone for the sins of their forebears? Eternal Guilt? argues that Germans, Israelis, and American Jews cling to their historical legacy in order to manipulate contemporary political issues.

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Originally published in German in 1988, this work had gone back to press five times by 1993, supporting the author's contention that "Germans devour books that try to explain their past and present problems with their history--i.e., with themselves." Wolffsohn (government & history, U. of Bundesstaat, Germany) is a Jew and a German, who has lived in and fought for Israel, but has chosen to return to his native country. He delves into complex interrelationships and finds cause for optimism, despite the development of new anti-Semitic militant activities in Germany. Translated by Douglas Bokovoy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780231082747
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/02/1993
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.77(d)

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