The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw After the Holocaust

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Indiana University Press
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Karen Auerbach is Kronhill Lecturer in East European Jewish History at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. A former journalist, she reported for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Star-Ledger of Newark, and the Forward.


Poignant and nuanced, this work is an important contribution. . . . Highly recommended.

-- "Choice"

Auerbach's work deserves the highest praise as it is the first attempt at a comprehensive study of Jewish assimilation across generational lines covering the last eighty years of post-Holocaust Poland. . . . Auerbach's book is undoubtedly an achievement. Beautifully written and skillfully contextualized, her study of Jewish assimilation in postwar Poland will become a must read for everyone interested in twentieth-century Polish-Jewish history.

-- "H-Poland H-Net Reviews"

Amply illustrated with photographs of the families whose lives Auerbach chronicles, the book reverberates with hope and trembles with the tentative efforts of the people to rekindle the flames of their humanity after inestimable loss and trauma.

-- "Jewish Book Council"

This is an interesting and often moving tableau about the efforts of some wounded people to overcome their personal tragedies while redefining their communal loyalties.

-- "Booklist"

This imaginative and innovative monograph offers quite a new way of looking at the development of Jewish identity in People's Poland. . . . This book is certainly essential reading for all those interested in the history of postwar Poland and its Jewish minority.

-- "Slavic Review"