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Reflections: Auschwitz, Memory, and a Life Recreated

Reflections: Auschwitz, Memory, and a Life Recreated
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ISBN
1557788618
Weight
1.00 lbs
Cover
Paper

Pages
196

Size
6x9

Date Available
2006/09/15


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"One of the most remarkable books to emerge from the Holocaust, Nazi Germany’s genocidal attempt to destroy the Jewish people. Reflections: Auschwitz, Memory, and a Life Recreated is the result of a one-of-a-kind interaction between Agi Rubin, an eloquent survivor of that catastrophe, and Henry Greenspan, a Holocaust scholar whose in-depth probing of survivor testimony has been pioneering and penetrating in ways that are unsurpassed.
—John K. Roth, Director, Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College

"Reflections is a work whose brevity masks its intensity. The work can be read in one sitting, but it will sit with the reader for a long time. The dialogue between survivor and psychologist/playwright deepens the insights and sharpens our undertanding. Agi Rubin’s diary entries three score years ago are even more poignant now than they were when written and they are illuminated by the journey she has taken since Auschwitz, since liberation. "
—Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Theology The University of Judaism Author of The World Must Know, A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of its Survivors

"Compact, poetic, and accessible, this book will be required reading in universities and secondary schools. For all readers, it will be a milestone in their own reflections about the terrors and hopes of our times, then and now. Reflections is quite simply, one of the most important Holocaust memoirs I have ever read. It is the real thing; a landmark achievement."
—Sidney Bolkosky, Voice/Vision Holocaust Oral History Archive Director

Reflections is a book of memories, but it is equally a book about memory. The fruit of a twenty-five year conversation between a Holocaust survivor and a psychologist-playwright, and extending a diary that Agi Rubin began at liberation, Reflections describes the fate of Holocaust memories over the course of an entire life. “New experiences reflect old ones,” Agi notes. “They put them in a different light, or a different darkness.” These reflections, the continuing dialogue between past and present, are the story this book tells about Auschwitz, memory, and a life recreated.
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