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A Jew today / Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Marion Wiesel.

; Mazal Holocaust Collection
1st ed.. New York : Random House, [1978] .
ISBN 0394420543, 9780394420547

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman Kiev Judaica Collection
PQ 2683 .I32 Z5171 1978 Available
LIB stacks
PQ2683.I32 Z5171 Available Request
Lauinger Special Collections General
Lauinger stacks
PQ2683.I32 Z51713 DUE 05-16-2018
Standard Title Juif aujourd'hui. English
Other Authors Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Subjects Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, French.
Wiesel, Elie, 1928-
Description xii, 208 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
Notes Translation of Un Juif aujourd'hui.
Also issued online.
Presented by the Dr. Ari Kiev family to the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. DGW LOCAL
Summary What does it mean to be a Jew today -- in America, in Europe, in Israel? Elie Wiesel, whom both the New York Times Book Review and Le Monde have called "one of the great writers of this generation," addresses himself to the question from the unique perspective of one whose whole life has been informed by the sense of his Jewishness -- from his early childhood in a small town in Transylvania, when he lived through Jewish history with each year's holidays and learned that "to be a Jew meant creating links, a network of continuity," through his adolescence in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, where to be a Jew meant to be marked for extermination, to the present, when some people are already denying the reality of the Holocaust and when Israel inspires both ultimate fear and ultimate hope. This wide-ranging book weaves together all the periods of the author's life, presenting unforgettable portraits of some of the people he has known along the way who have, in different ways, been important to him. - Jacket flap.
Contents 1. Words and memories. To be a Jew -- An interview unlike any other -- A quest for Jerusalem -- 2. Excerpts from a diary. Biafra, the end -- Accomplices -- Zionism and racism -- Why I am afraid -- The heirs -- What did happen to the six million? -- Why Solzhenitsyn troubles me -- Dateline : Johannesburg -- A house of strangers -- 3. Portraits from the past. Dodye Feig -- The scrolls, too, are mortal -- The graveyard penitent -- 4. Letters. To a young Palestinian Arab -- To a brother in Israel -- To a young Jew in Soviet Russia -- 5. Legends of today -- 6. Dialogues. A father and his son -- A mother and her daughter -- A man and his little sister -- 7. A Jew today. Against despair -- The Jew and war -- A plea for the survivors -- About the author.
Genre Biography.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4037294
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wiesel, Elie, 1928-
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