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Author Lindenberger, Herbert, 1929-2018, author

Title One family's Shoah : victimization, resistance, survival in Nazi Europe / Herbert Lindenberger
Published New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in European culture and history
Studies in European culture and history.
Contents Deceiving: Nathan Lindenberger and the duplicities of Theresienstadt -- Memorializing: Betty Lindenberger Levi as representative Auschwitz victim -- Interpreting: whether it was foolish or heroic to fire-bomb the "Soviet paradise" -- Liberating: the Edelmann family exodus from occupied Denmark -- Surviving: those who made it out in time -- Compensating: legally, morally, politically -- Re-positioning: stages of Shoah-consciousness
Summary 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
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Holocaust survivors -- Germany -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Influence.
Jews -- Germany -- Biography.
Germany -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013002496
ISBN 0230341152
1137084057 (electronic bk.)
9781137084057 (electronic bk.)