The Resource A hole in the heart of the world : being Jewish in Eastern Europe, Jonathan Kaufman

A hole in the heart of the world : being Jewish in Eastern Europe, Jonathan Kaufman

Label
A hole in the heart of the world : being Jewish in Eastern Europe
Title
A hole in the heart of the world
Title remainder
being Jewish in Eastern Europe
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kaufman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning nearly a century, from the years preceding the Holocaust to the defeat of the Nazis and subsequent triumph of Communism to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the present day, Jonathan Kaufman tells the stories of five families. A Hole in the Heart of the World is both a descent into the still-dark soul of Eastern Europe and a shockingly optimistic chronicle of a fragile cultural and religious birth. In Berlin a prominent Jewish family clings to its Communist ideals even after the end of the Cold War. A West German cantor - and concentration camp survivor - crosses the Berlin Wall to minister to the Jewish remnant in East Berlin. In Hungary a rabbi turns dissident when Communist-controlled Jewish leaders dismiss him, but he continues to teach Hebrew class in his living room, waging an underground war to preserve and nurture Jewish life. Young citizens of Prague, Warsaw, and Budapest find a renewed faith and pride as they uncover a secret heritage buried in the rubble of war and long condemned by the Communist regime. A Polish Catholic woman bears silent witness to the sufferings of her Jewish neighbors during World War II and later discovers something that overturns everything she ever believed about her past." "From the old to the young and the disenchanted to the enthusiastic, each arrives, finally, at a place of cultural and religious renewal. A Hole in the Heart of the World is a luminous portrait of the Jewish life that persists, though transformed and tenuous, as a vital element of the European community."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Jonathan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.E83
LC item number
K38 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Überlebender
  • Identität
  • Judenvernichtung
  • Ethnic relations
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Osteuropa
  • Juden
  • Europe, Eastern
Label
A hole in the heart of the world : being Jewish in Eastern Europe, Jonathan Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-328) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi. 328 p.
Isbn
9780670867479
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96025656
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34850081
  • (OCoLC)ocm34850081
Label
A hole in the heart of the world : being Jewish in Eastern Europe, Jonathan Kaufman
Publication
Note
The Mazal Holocaust Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-328) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi. 328 p.
Isbn
9780670867479
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96025656
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34850081
  • (OCoLC)ocm34850081

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