We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust, 1945-1962 by Hasia R. Diner (Hardback, 2009)
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- DescriptionWinner of the 2009 National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies Recipient of the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Humanities-Intellectual & Cultural History It has become an accepted truth: after World War II, American Jews chose to be silent about the mass murder of millions of their European brothers and sisters at the hands of the Nazis. In this compelling work, Hasia R. Diner shows the assumption of silence to be categorically false. Uncovering a rich and incredibly varied trove of remembrances-in song, literature, liturgy, public display, political activism, and hundreds of other forms-We Remember with Reverence and Love shows that publicly memorializing those who died in the Holocaust arose from a deep and powerful element of Jewish life in postwar America. Not only does she marshal eugh evidence to dismantle the idea of American Jewish forgetfulness, she brings to life the moving and manifold ways that this widely diverse group paid tribute to the tragedy. Diner also offers a compelling new perspective on the 1960s and its potent legacy, by revealing how our typical understanding of the postwar years emerged from the cauldron of cultural divisions and campus battles a generation later. The student activists and new Jews of the 1960s who, in rebelling against the American Jewish world they had grown up in a world of remarkable affluence and broadening cultural possibilities created a flawed portrait of what their parents had, or rather, had t, done in the postwar years. This distorted legacy has been transformed by two generations of scholars, writers, rabbis, and Jewish community leaders into a taken-for-granted truth.
- Author BiographyHasia Diner is Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. She is the author of the award-winning We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (NYU Press, 2009).
- Author(s)Hasia R. Diner
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2009
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleGoldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content Note26 black & white illustrations
- Weight821 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine37 mm
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