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Author Hirsch, Marianne

Title Ghosts of home : the afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish memory / Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 362 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies
S. Mark Taper Foundation imprint in Jewish studies.
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Preface; PART ONE: WE WOULD NOT HAVE COME WITHOUT YOU 1998; 1. Where are you from? -- 2. Vienna of the East; 3. Strolling the Herrengasse; 4. The Idea of Czernowitz; 5. Are we really in the Soviet Union? -- 6. The Crossroads; PART TWO: THE DARKER SIDE 2000; 7. Maps to Nowhere; 8. The Spot on the Lapel; 9. There was never a camp here! -- 10. This was once my home -- PART THREE: GHOSTS OF HOME 2006; 11. The Persistence of Czernowitz; 12. The Tile Stove; EPILOGUE 2008; Notes; Selected Readings; Index
Summary In modern-day Ukraine, east of the Carpathian Mountains, there is an invisible city. Known as Czernowitz, the "Vienna of the East" under the Habsburg empire, this vibrant Jewish-German Eastern European culture vanished after World War II-yet an idealized version lives on, suspended in the memories of its dispersed people and passed down to their children like a precious and haunted heirloom. In this original blend of history and communal memoir, Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer chronicle the city's survival in personal, familial, and cultural memory. They find evidence of a cosmopolitan culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hirsch, Carl, 1912- -- Travel -- Ukraine -- Chernivt︠s︡i
Hirsch, Lotte, 1918- -- Travel -- Ukraine -- Chernivt︠s︡i
Hirsch, Carl, 1912-
Hirsch, Lotte, 1918-
Jews -- Ukraine -- Chernivt︠s︡i -- History -- 20th century
Jews -- Ukraine -- Chernivt︠s︡i -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
RELIGION -- Judaism -- General.
Ethnic relations
Jews -- Social life and customs
Chernivt︠s︡i (Ukraine) -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century
Chernivt︠s︡i (Ukraine) -- History -- 20th century
Chernivt︠s︡i (Ukraine) -- Description and travel
Ukraine -- Chernivt︠s︡i
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Spitzer, Leo, 1939-
ISBN 9780520944909