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The girl from Human Street: ghosts of memory in a Jewish family

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An expansive yet intimate memoir of modern Jewish identity, following the diaspora of the author's own family to assay the impact of memory, displacement, and disquiet. The award-winning New York Times columnist and former foreign correspondent turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own family--most notably his mother's--in order to understand more profoundly the nature of modern Jewish experience. Through his emotionally lucid prose, we relive the anomie of European Jews after the Holocaust, following them from Lithuania to South Africa, England, the United States, and Israel. He illuminates the uneasy resonance of the racism his family witnessed living in apartheid-era South Africa and the ambivalence felt by his Israeli cousin when tasked with policing the occupied West Bank. He explores the pervasive Jewish sense of "otherness" and finds it has been a significant factor in his family's history of manic depression. This tale of remembrance and repression, suicide and resilience, moral ambivalence and uneasily evolving loyalties (religious, ethnic, national) both tells an unflinching personal story and contributes an important chapter to the ongoing narrative of Jewish life--
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subject_facetCohen, Roger -- Family
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania -- Biography
Jews -- Lithuania -- Biography
title_displayThe girl from Human Street : ghosts of memory in a Jewish family
title_fullThe Girl from Human Street Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family
The girl from Human Street : ghosts of memory in a Jewish family / Roger Cohen
The girl from human street : ghosts of memory in a Jewish family [electronic resource] / Roger Cohen
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Cohen, Roger
Family
History
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jews
Nonfiction
Religion & Spirituality