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Author Friedlander, Saul, 1932- author.

Title Where memory leads : my life / Saul Friedlander.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Friedlander,S FRI    Available
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Description ix, 283 pages : 22 cm
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Note Volume Two of Saul Friedländer's autobiography. Volume One was originally published in New York in 1979.
Contents Nirah -- Paris -- Sweden -- New horizons -- Geneva -- Turmoil -- The footsteps of the Messiah -- Hubris -- Expiation -- The mount of the blessing -- The inability to mourn -- Berlin -- A sense of exile? -- Dilemmas -- The time that remains.
Summary "Forty years after his acclaimed, poignant first memoir, Friedländer returns with WHEN MEMORY COMES: THE LATER YEARS, bridging the gap between the ordeals of his childhood and his present-day towering reputation in the field of Holocaust studies. After abandoning his youthful conversion to Catholicism, he rediscovers his Jewish roots as a teenager and builds a new life in Israeli politics. Friedländer's initial loyalty to Israel turns into a lifelong fascination with Jewish life and history. He struggles to process the ubiquitous effects of European anti-Semitism while searching for a more measured approach to the Zionism that surrounds him. Friedländer goes on to spend his adulthood shuttling between Israel, Europe, and the United States, armed with his talent for language and an expansive intellect. His prestige inevitably throws him up against other intellectual heavyweights. In his early years in Israel, he rubs shoulders with the architects of the fledgling state and brilliant minds such as Gershom Scholem and Carlo Ginzburg, among others. Most importantly, this memoir led Friedländerto reflect on the wrenching events that induced him to devote sixteen years of his life to writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Friedlander, Saul, 1932-
Jewish historians -- Biography.
Jewish learning and scholarship.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Research.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
ISBN 9781590518090 (hardback)
1590518098 (hardback)

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