Holocaust Girls

History, Memory, and Other Obsessions

By S. L. Wisenberg
(Bison Books, Paperback, 9780803298668, 142pp.)

Publication Date: December 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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This bracing and vivid collection of essays gives voice to what some American Jews feel but don't express about their uneasy state of mind. These essays creatively and sometimes audaciously address the question of what it means to be an American Jew trying to negotiate overlapping identities—woman, writer, and urban intellectual in search of a moral way. S.L. Wisenberg’s deeply ambivalent connection with the Holocaust reappears throughout these essays as she struggles to find a way to live with history without being swallowed by it.

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