Jewish Families in Europe, 1939-Present

History, Representation and Memory

cover of "jewish-families-in-europe-1939-present"Click image to preview book

Editor: Joanna Beata Michlic
Foreword: Sylvia Barack Fishman

Series: HBI Series on Jewish Women

This book offers an extensive introduction and 13 diverse essays on how World War II, the Holocaust and their aftermath affected Jewish families and Jewish communities, with an especially close look at the roles played by women, youth and children. Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe, themes explored include: how Jewish parents handled the Nazi threat; rescue and resistance within the Jewish family unit; the transformation of gender roles under duress; youth’s wartime and early postwar experiences; postwar reconstruction of the Jewish family; rehabilitation of Jewish children and youth; and the role of Zionism in shaping the present and future of young survivors. Relying on newly available archival material and novel research in the areas of families, youth, rescue, resistance, gender and memory, this volume will be an indispensable guide to current work on the familial and social history of the Holocaust.

Subject: History

Purchase from brandeis university press

Purchase from Amazon