The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust [NOOK Book]

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In a turn-of-the-century, once elegant building at 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue in the center of Warsaw, 10 Jewish families began reconstructing their lives after the Holocaust. While most surviving Polish Jews were making their homes in new countries, these families rebuilt on the rubble of the Polish capital and created new communities as they sought to distance themselves from the memory of a painful past. Based on interviews with family members, intensive research in archives, and the families' personal papers and ...

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The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust

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Overview

In a turn-of-the-century, once elegant building at 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue in the center of Warsaw, 10 Jewish families began reconstructing their lives after the Holocaust. While most surviving Polish Jews were making their homes in new countries, these families rebuilt on the rubble of the Polish capital and created new communities as they sought to distance themselves from the memory of a painful past. Based on interviews with family members, intensive research in archives, and the families' personal papers and correspondence, Karen Auerbach presents an engrossing story of loss and rebirth, political faith and disillusionment, and the persistence of Jewishness.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"This is an interesting and often moving tableau about the efforts of some wounded people to overcome their personal tragedies while redefining their communal loyalties." —Booklist
Michael Steinlauf
"Filled with strongly drawn portraits of fascinating individuals... Auerbach's book is an immense work of retrieval. She expands the range of Polish history, of Jewish history, and of the borderlands between them." —Michael Steinlauf, author of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust
Jewish Book Council
"Amply illustrated with photographs of the families whose lives Auerbach chronicles, the book reverberates with hope and trembles with the tentative efforts of the people to rekindle the flames of their humanity after inestimable loss and trauma." —Jewish Book Council
From the Publisher
Filled with strongly drawn portraits of fascinating individuals... Auerbach's book is an immense work of retrieval. She expands the range of Polish history, of Jewish history, and of the borderlands between them.—Michael Steinlauf, author of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust
Choice
"Poignant and nuanced, this work is an important contribution.... Highly recommended." —Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253009159
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 6/13/2013
  • Series: Modern Jewish Experience
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 865,490
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Karen Auerbach is Kronhill Lecturer in East European Jewish History at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. A former journalist, she reported for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Star-Ledger of Newark, and the Forward.

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Table of Contents

Glossary of names
Introduction
1 "History Brushed Against Us": The Adlers and the Bergmans
2 The Jewish Families of 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue, 1900-1948
3 "The Entire Nation Builds Its Capital": Ujazdowskie Avenue and Reconstructed Warsaw
4 "Stamp of a Generation": Parents and Children
5 "Ostriches in the Wilderness": Children and Parents
6 "Finding the Eradicated Traces of the Path": Seeds of Revival
Epilogue: Present and Past
Notes
Bibliography and works cited

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