The Holocaust Is Over; We Must Rise from Its Ashes

By Avraham Burg
(Palgrave MacMillan Trade, Hardcover, 9780230607521, 272pp.)

Publication Date: October 28, 2008

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Modern day Israel, and the Jewish community, is strongly influenced by the memory and horrors of Hitler and the Holocaust. Burg argues that the Jewish nation has been traumatized and has lost the ability to trust itself, its neighbors or the world around it. He shows that this is one of the causes for the growing nationalism and violence that are plaguing Israeli society and reverberating through Jewish communities worldwide. Burg uses his own family history--his parents were Holocaust survivors--to inform his innovative views on what the Jewish people need to do to move on and eventually live in peace with their Arab neighbors and feel comfortable in world at large. Thought-provoking, compelling, and original, this book is bound to spark a heated debate around the world.




About the Author
Avraham Burg is the former Speaker of the Knesset in Israel (1999-2003). He has been active in politics as a leader in the Labor Party and the One Israel party. His books include "The Holocaust Is Over; We Must Rise From its Ashes". His article in "The Guardian "called "The End of Zionism" was widely read and debated. He lives with his wife in Nataf, a small village outside Jerusalem.
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