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Ghosts of Home - The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,243
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Ghosts of Home - The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory (Hardcover, New): Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer

Ghosts of Home - The Afterlife of Czernowitz in Jewish Memory (Hardcover, New)

Marianne Hirsch, Leo Spitzer

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In modern-day Ukraine, east of the Carpathian Mountains, there is an invisible city. Known as Czernowitz, the 'Vienna of the East' under the Habsburg empire, this vibrant Jewish-German Eastern European culture vanished after World War II - yet an idealized version lives on, suspended in the memories of its dispersed people and passed down to their children like a precious and haunted heirloom. In this original blend of history and communal memoir, Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer chronicle the city's survival in personal, familial, and cultural memory. They find evidence of a cosmopolitan culture of nostalgic lore - but also of oppression, shattered promises, and shadows of the Holocaust in Romania. Hirsch and Spitzer present the first historical account of Jewish Czernowitz in the English language and offer a profound analysis of memory's echo across generations.


Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2010
First published: 2010
Authors: Marianne Hirsch • Leo Spitzer
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 392
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-25772-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Jewish studies
Books > History > European history > General
LSN: 0-520-25772-3
Barcode: 9780520257726

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