Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust

Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust

Derived by the author from interviews and oral histories, these eighty-nine original Hasidic tales about the Holocaust provide unprecedented witness, in a traditional idiom, to the victims' inner experience of "unspeakable" suffering. This volume constitutes the first collection of original Hasidic tales to be published in a century. "An important work of scholarship and a sudden clear window onto the heretofore sealed world of the Hasidic reaction to the Holocaust. Its true stories and fanciful miracle tales are a profound and often poignant insight into the souls of those who suffered terribly at the hands of the Nazis and who managed somehow to use that very suffering as the raw material for their renewed lives." -- Chaim Potok "A beautiful collection." -- Saul Bellow "Yaffa Eliach provides us with stories that are wonderful and terrible -- true myths. We learn how people, when suffering dying, and surviving can call forth their humanity with starkness and clarity. She employs her scholarly gifts only to connect the tellers of the tales, who bear witness, to the reader who is stunned and enriched." -- Robert J. Lifton "In the extensive literature on the Holocaust, this is a unique book. Through it we can attain a glimpse of the victims' inner life and spiritual resources. Yaffa Eliach has done a superb job." -- Jehuda Reinharz


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Publisher Vintage
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ISBN 0307794490
Pages 304 pages
Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Yaffa Eliach
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-01 - Publisher: Vintage

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Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: James Edward Young
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 355
Authors: Ilana Abramovitch
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: UPNE

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Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Alan Charles Rosen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Molly Salans
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-01-15 - Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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Language: en
Pages:
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Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: John Swinton
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

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Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: J. Adams
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-03 - Publisher: Springer

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Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Marty Bloomberg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

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Language: en
Pages: 398
Authors: Eric J. Sterling
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07-08 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press

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