The House at Ujazdowskie 16

Jewish Families in Warsaw After the Holocaust
Product Number: EB00743777
Released: Nov 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780253009159
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Description

The compelling history of ten Jewish families rebuilding their lives in Warsaw after the Holocaust-"amply illustrated . . . the book reverberates with hope" (Jewish Book Council). Warsaw, Poland, once described as the "Paris of the East," had been transformed into a landscape of ruin by the ravages of World War II. Among the few areas of the city center that escaped Nazi decimation was Ujazdowskie Avenue, where German officials lived during the occupation. In the late 1940s, while most surviving Polish Jews were making their homes in new countries, ten Jewish families reclaimed a once elegant building at 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue and began reconstructing their lives. These families rebuilt on the rubble of the Polish capital and created new communities as they sought to distance themselves from the memory of a painful past. Based on interviews with family members, extensive archival research, and the families' personal papers and correspondence, Karen Auerbach presents an engrossing story of loss and rebirth, political faith and disillusionment, and the persistence of Jewishness.

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Author(s): Karen Auerbach
Genre: History, Religion
Original Publish Date: Jun 13, 2013

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