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Stages #7: Rue Ordener, Rue Labat

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Rue Ordener, Rue Labat is a moving memoir by the distinguished French philosopher Sarah Kofman. It opens with the horrifying moment in July 1942 when the authors father, the rabbi of a small synagogue, was dragged by police from the family home on Rue Ordener in Paris, then transported to Auschwitz—“the place,” writes Kofman, “where no eternal rest would or could ever be granted.” It ends in the mid-1950s, when Kofman enrolled at the Sorbonne.

The book is as eloquent as it is forthright. Kofman recalls her father and family in the years before the war, then turns to the terrors and confusions of her own childhood in Paris during the German occupation. Not long after her fathers disappearance, Kofman and her mother took refuge in the apartment of a Christian woman on Rue Labat, where they remained until the Liberation. This bold woman, whom Kofman called Mémé, undoubtedly saved the young girl and her mother from the death camps. But Kofmans close attachment to Mémé also resulted in a rupture between mother and child that was never to be fully healed.

This slender volume is distinguished by the authors clear prose, the carefully recounted horrors of her childhood, and the uncommon poise that came to her only with the passage of many years.

About the Author

Rue Ordener, Rue Labat was first published in France in 1994. Sarah Kofman, best known as a philosopher and theoretician, died that same year. Ann Smock is an associate professor of French at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Double Dealing (Nebraska 1986) and the translator of Blanchots The Writing of the Disaster (Nebraska 1986).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803277809
Translator:
Smock, Ann
Author:
Smock, Ann
Author:
Kofman, Sarah
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln, Neb. :
Subject:
French
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Holocaust survivors
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Kofman, Sarah
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Holocaust survivors -- France -- Biography.
Subject:
Jews -- France -- Biography.
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- France.
Subject:
Biography-Philosophers
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Stages
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
87
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.5 in 0.25 lb

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