Monograph

Karen Auerbach (2013)

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

Publishing house Indiana University Press
Place of publication Bloomington
Page references 238
Language English

ISBN: 978-0253009074

In a turn-of-the-century, once elegant building at 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue in the centre of Warsaw, 10 Jewish families began reconstructing their lives after the Holocaust. While most surviving Polish Jews were making their homes in new countries, these families rebuilt on the rubble of the Polish capital and created new communities as they sought to distance themselves from the memory of a painful past. Based on interviews with family members, intensive research in archives, and the families' personal papers and correspondence, Karen Auerbach presents an engrossing story of loss and rebirth, political faith and disillusionment, and the persistence of Jewishness redefined as an integral element of the post-war generation's Polishness.

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