Self-Portrait of a Holocaust Survivor

Self-Portrait of a Holocaust Survivor

by Werner Weinberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822945079
Publisher: Hebrew Union College Press
Publication date: 06/15/2017
Edition description: 1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author


Werner Weinberg was a professor of Hebraica at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion from 1961–1984.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Preface xi

Preface xv

Introduction Alfred Gottschalk xxi

Prologue 1

Survivor of the First Degree 3

Hometown 17

Tale of a Torah Scroll 19

My Affair with Rheda 37

Jüdischer Lehrer: Germany, 1936-1939 53

Crystal Night 69

Hannover Happening 71

A Delayed Kaddish 81

Concentration Camp 85

A Revelation in Bergen-Belsen 87

The Shame of Bergen-Belsen 91

The Great Novel About Bergen-Belsen 95

An Uvechein and a Dayeinu for Bergen-Belsen 101

Pilgrimage to Bergen-Belsen 105

Retraining for Life 111

The Lost Transport 113

Search for Meaning 159

Unveiling a Synagogue Monument in Germany 161

The Crack in the Dam 179

Why I Did Not Leave Nazi Germany While There Was Still Time 189

"I Alone Have Escaped to Tell You" 201

Contending with Guilt 217

Epilogue 233

A Dutch Couple 235

Glossary of Hebrew, German, and Yiddish Terms 257

Index 263

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