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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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KIER8, September 4, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
You will be moved and inspired by Dr. Yaffa Eliach's "Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust". The eighty nine unforgettable tales celebrate courage in adversity and faith in both God and mankind. The book is based on interviews with both male and female survivors that she and her students conducted. Dr. Eliach, Professor of History and Literature at Brooklyn College, is the author of "There Once Was a World: A 900 Year Chronicle of the Shtetl of Eishyshok". It includes notes, glossary, geographic index and name index.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679720430
Author:
Eliach, Yaffa
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Hasidim
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Hasidim -- Legends.
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Subject:
holocaust;history;short stories;hasidism;fiction;judaism;judaica;literature;wwii;stories;anthology
Subject:
holocaust;history;hasidism;judaica;short stories;wwii;fiction;judaism;literature;anthology;stories;jews
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19881031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.22x.65 in. .49 lbs.

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