One Family's Shoah: Victimization, Resistance, Survival in Nazi Europe [NOOK Book]

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Deploying concepts of interpretation, liberation, and survival, esteemed literary critic Herbert Lindenberger parallels the history of the Holocaust with his own coming to terms with his family's fate. Moving, painful, and uplifting, One Family's Shoah records the diverse fates experienced by descendants of a once-prominent Berlin businessman, Isaak Lindenberger - fates that include deportation to Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, execution for participating in anti-Nazi sabotage, a miraculous escape from Denmark to ...
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One Family's Shoah: Victimization, Resistance, Survival in Nazi Europe

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Overview

Deploying concepts of interpretation, liberation, and survival, esteemed literary critic Herbert Lindenberger parallels the history of the Holocaust with his own coming to terms with his family's fate. Moving, painful, and uplifting, One Family's Shoah records the diverse fates experienced by descendants of a once-prominent Berlin businessman, Isaak Lindenberger - fates that include deportation to Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, execution for participating in anti-Nazi sabotage, a miraculous escape from Denmark to Sweden, and, for a lucky few, emigration to safe countries before World War II began. Public, family, and personal record are viewed through the lens of literary, musical, and art criticism, as One Family's Shoah suggests a new way of writing cultural history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137199256
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Herbert Lindenberger is Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Stanford University, USA. He is the former president of the Modern Language Association and founded the graduate program in Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He has published widely on literature, music, and cultural history, including books on Wordsworth, B├╝chner, Trakl, historical drama, opera, and critical theory. Among other honors, he has been the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, NEH, and Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships.
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Table of Contents

Preface

PART I: FOUR FATES
1. Deceiving: Nathan Lindenberger and the Duplicities of Theresienstadt
2. Memorializing: Betty Lindenberger Levi as Representative Auschwitz Victim
3. Interpreting: Whether It Was Foolish or Heroic to Fire-bomb the 'Soviet Paradise'
4. Liberating: The Edelmann Family Exodus from Occupied Denmark


PART II: AFTERMATH
5. Surviving: Those Who Made It Out in Time
6. Compensating: Legally, Morally, Politically
7. Re-positioning: Stages of Shoah-Consciousness


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