Reunion

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A daring novella about the loss of innocence in pre-war Germany.

Reunion is the story of intense and innocent devotion between two young men growing up in "the soft, serene, bluish hills of Swabia," and the sinister (but all too mundane) forces that end both their friendship and their childhood.

The year is 1932. Hans Schwartz is Jewish, the son of a Stuttgart doctor who asserts that the rise of the Nazis is "a temporary illness, something like...

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Overview

A daring novella about the loss of innocence in pre-war Germany.

Reunion is the story of intense and innocent devotion between two young men growing up in "the soft, serene, bluish hills of Swabia," and the sinister (but all too mundane) forces that end both their friendship and their childhood.

The year is 1932. Hans Schwartz is Jewish, the son of a Stuttgart doctor who asserts that the rise of the Nazis is "a temporary illness, something like measles which will pass off as soon as the economic situation improves." The Holocaust would be unthinkable for these characters, but of course it looms over the story: Hans's friend, the young Count Konradin von Hohenfels, has a mother who keeps a portrait of Hitler on her dresser. The two boys share their most private thoughts and trips to the countryside of southwest Germany, discuss poetry and the past and present of their country, and argue the existence of a benevolent God.

The eventual disintegration of this cherished relationship foreshadows the fate of Europe's Jews— but Uhlman doesn't end his story with neat polarities. Years later, exiled in America, Hans comes upon a revelation about von Hohenfels which provides a stunning denouement and leaves the reader recalling Uhlman's haunting, lyrical descriptions of the vineyards, opera houses, and dark forests of Württemberg.

"Hundreds of bulky tomes have now been written about the age when corpses were melted into soap to keep the master race clean; yet I sincerely believe that this slim volume will find its lasting place on the shelves."—Arthur Koestler, from the Introduction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374525156
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 799,115
  • Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred Uhlman was born in Stuttgart in 1901 and, as an anti-Nazi lawyer, was forced to leave in 1933 for England, where he became a well-known painter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2005

    A Great Mind

    Reunion is a good book if you have a connection to the holocaust. If you could relate to the holocaust and the era of Nazi¿s I would really recommend it for you. But like in my case, I didn't have the extra point of view on the subject. Reunion got very complicated and complex. Reunion is very descriptive and uses lot and lot of figurative language, but on the other hand I believe you have to relate to it a little bit in order to understand in correctly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2002

    a jewel of a novel

    'Reunion' is the story of the friendship between a young middle-class Jewish boy and an upper-class boy. It takes place during the rise of Nazism in Germany. The upper-class boy is more and more attracted to Nazism, to the dismay of his friend, who has started suffering from racist discrimination at school, until they are totally estranged. Or are they? Fred Uhlman is mostly known as a painter. This is a short novel (his only novel?) which is romantic, and nostalgic, and it is as precious as a jewel.

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