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Unwanted Legacies: Sharing the Burden of Post-Genocide Generations (Modern Jewish History)

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How does a society reconcile itself in a post-genocide era? How can generations of those whose families were victims and victimizers break the cycle of hate, mistrust, shame, and guilt that characterizes their relationship? What family reactions do they face as they seek to begin the act of sitting across from each other and facing their legacies?

        For more than two decades, Gottfried Wagner, great-grandson of composer Richard Wagner, whose music inspired Adolf Hitler and whose family helped the Nazis rise to power, and Abraham J. Peck, the son of two survivors whose entire families were murdered in the Holocaust, have been engaged in a unique and often torturous discussion on the German-Jewish relationship after the Shoah. That discussion has focused on their family histories and on the myths and realities of the relationship between Germans and Jews since the beginning of the nineteenth century and the process of reshaping that relationship for those Germans and Jews born after 1945. Rejecting the notion that they are either victims or perpetrators, both authors examine the “unwanted legacies” they inherited and have had to confront and overcome.

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A dialogue devoted to remembering genocide’s past and preventing its future

About the Author

Gottfried Wagner studied musicology, philosophy, and German philology in Germany and Austria. He works internationally as a music historian and multimedia director. He has lived in Italy since 1983.

Abraham J. Peck is the executive director of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies and professor in the department of history at Saint Leo University outside Tampa, Florida. He is the author of fourteen other books on the Holocaust and Judaism.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896728356
Author:
Wagner, Gottfried
Publisher:
Texas Tech University Press
Author:
Peck, Abraham J.
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Modern Jewish History
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Holocaust
Religion » Judaism » Jewish History

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