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My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin

My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin

by Peter Gay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300080700

ISBN-13: 9780300080704

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this poignant book, a renowned historian tells of his youth as an assimilated, anti-religious Jew in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1939. With his customary eloquence and analytic acumen, Gay describes his family, the life they led, and the reasons they did not emigrate sooner, and he explores his own ambivalent feelings -- then and now -- toward Germany and the

Overview

In this poignant book, a renowned historian tells of his youth as an assimilated, anti-religious Jew in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1939. With his customary eloquence and analytic acumen, Gay describes his family, the life they led, and the reasons they did not emigrate sooner, and he explores his own ambivalent feelings -- then and now -- toward Germany and the Germans. Gay's account -- marked by candor, modesty, and insight -- adds an important and curiously neglected perspective to the history of German Jewry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300080704
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
484,831
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
ONE Return of the Native1
TWO In Training21
THREE The Opium of the Masses48
FOUR Mixed Signals57
FIVE Hormones Awakening84
SIX Survival Strategies92
SEVEN Best-Laid Plans111
EIGHT Buying Asylum138
NINE A Long Silence155
TEN On Good Behavior185
Acknowledgments207

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