tearing the silence on being german in america

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Tearing The Silence

Author : Ursula Hegi
ISBN : 9781439144138
Genre : Social Science
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Ursula Hegi grew up in Germany and moved to the United States at age eighteen. As she grew older and raised a family, questions about her roots and her native land haunted her until, at last, she felt compelled to write about them. Tearing the Silence brings together her interviews with dozens of German-born Americans, and their confrontations with the taboo of the Holocaust.

Stones From The River

Author : Ursula Hegi
ISBN : 9781439144763
Genre : Fiction
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From the acclaimed author of Floating in My Mother’s Palm and Children and Fire, a stunning story about ordinary people living in extraordinary times—“epic, daring, magnificent, the product of a defining and mesmerizing vision” (Los Angeles Times). Trudi Montag is a Zwerg—a dwarf—short, undesirable, different, the voice of anyone who has ever tried to fit in. Eventually she learns that being different is a secret that all humans share—from her mother who flees into madness, to her friend Georg whose parents pretend he’s a girl, to the Jews Trudi harbors in her cellar. Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.

The Vision Of Emma Blau

Author : Ursula Hegi
ISBN : 9781439144121
Genre : Fiction
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The Vision of Emma Blau is the luminous epic of a bicultural family filled with passion and aspirations, tragedy and redemption. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Stefan Blau, whom readers will remember from Stones from the River, flees Burgdorf, a small town in Germany, and comes to America in search of the vision he has dreamed of every night. The novel closes nearly a century later with Stefan's granddaughter, Emma, and the legacy of his dream: the Wasserburg, a once-grand apartment house filled with the hidden truths of its inhabitants both past and present. Ursula Hegi creates a fascinating picture of immigrants in America: their dreams and disappointments, the challenges of assimilation, the frailty of language and its transcendence, the love that bonds generations and the cultural wedges that drive them apart.

Bridging Differences

Author : William B. Gudykunst
ISBN : 9780761929376
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication is based on the assumption that the processes operating when we communicate with people from other groups are the same processes operating when we communicate with people from our own groups. Author William B. Gudykunst has written this book from the perspective of "communicating with strangers" and addresses how factors related to our group memberships (e.g., inaccurate and unfavorable stereotypes of members of other cultures and ethnic groups) can cause us to misinterpret the messages we receive from members of those groups. Designed for students taking courses in Intercultural Communication or Intergroup Communication, Bridging Differences is also useful for many courses in Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Management.

German American Life

Author : John D. Zug
ISBN : PSU:000018156713
Genre : Cooking
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The Holocaust In American Life

Author : Peter Novick
ISBN : 0547349610
Genre : History
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Prize-winning historian Peter Novick illuminates the reasons Americans ignored the Holocaust for so long -- how dwelling on German crimes interfered with Cold War mobilization; how American Jews, not wanting to be thought of as victims, avoided the subject. He explores in absorbing detail the decisions that later moved the Holocaust to the center of American life: Jewish leaders invoking its memory to muster support for Israel and to come out on top in a sordid competition over what group had suffered most; politicians using it to score points with Jewish voters. With insight and sensitivity, Novick raises searching questions about these developments. Have American Jews, by making the Holocaust the emblematic Jewish experience, given Hitler a posthumous victory, tacitly endorsing his definition of Jews as despised pariahs? Does the Holocaust really teach useful lessons and sensitize us to atrocities, or, by making the Holocaust the measure, does it make lesser crimes seem "not so bad"? What are we to make of the fact that while Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars for museums recording a European crime, there is no museum of American slavery?

German American Literature

Author : Winfried Fluck
ISBN : STANFORD:36105111792094
Genre : History
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New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. ill. New Directions in German-American Studies. Vol. 2 General Editor: Werner Sollors More than 25,000 German-language titles have been published in the United States from the colonial period to the twentieth century. This book gives a fresh look at this rich historical tradition, with essays discussing all genres of this colorful literature, ranging from immigrant letters to experimental German-language poetry by Jewish women, from German-American novelists and playwrights to Austrian refugee publishers and a psychological theorist of the movies. German? American? Literature? reintroduces the modern reader to a fascinating subject that has gained new relevance in an age of increased global migrations. Contents: Werner Sollors: The German American Tradition Reconsidered - Sander L. Gilman: German? American? Literature? - Some Thoughts on the Problem of Question Marks and Hyphens - Frank Trommler: Literary Scholarship and Ethnic Studies: A Reevaluation - Alfred L. Brophy: The Intellectual World of a Seventeenth-Century Jurist: Francis Daniel Pastorius and the Reconstruction of Pietist Thought - Tatjana Koncilia: The Moravian Spiritual Autobiography: A Tale of Personal Faith or an Instrument of Community Discipline? - Kenneth Kronenberg: Personal Traits, Success, and Failure in Immigration: The Letters of the Van Dreveldts - Elliott Shore: The Mysteries of Philadelphia in 1850: The German American Context - Irene S. Di Maio: Unity and Diversity in Friedrich Gerstacker's Novels of North American Immigration - Theodore Gish: Literature and German-Language Publications in Texas - Britta Behmer: From German CulturalCriticism to Abolitionism. Ottilie Assing: « Zealous to give vent to her gall - Winfried Fluck: The Man Who Became Weary of America: Ferdinand Kurnberger's Novel Der Amerika-Mude (1855) - Sieglinde Lemke: Transatlantic Relations: The German Du Bois - Sabine Haenni: Constituting a Public: German Jewish Contact, German American Theater, and the Formation of German American Ethnicity in the 1890s - Lawrence Rosenwald: Language Traitors, Translation, and Die Emigranten - Peter Conolly-Smith: Hugo Munsterberg's Life, Career and Photoplay: A Psychological Study - Walter Holbling: The Collector, the Educator, and the Humanist: Austrian Publishers and Book Dealers in the USA after 1938 - Frauke Lenckos: « Homeless: The Poetry of Anna Krommer - Kathleen Rose: Simkhe: Yiddish Words of Love - Heike Paul: Multilingualism and Metaphors of Musicality: Israel Zangwill, Jeannette Lander, Ferdinand Kurnberger - Norbert Krapf: The Complications in Making an American Book of Poems about Germany - Gert Niers: Same Place, Other Language: German Literature from America.


Author : Elie Wiesel
ISBN : 9781466805361
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.


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ISBN : MINN:31951P01063371L
Genre : Germany
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Breaking The Veil Of Silence

Author : Jobst Bittner
ISBN : 3981244184
Genre : History
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Every nation carries its own burden of guilt and trauma that is passed down through the generations, while a Veil of Silence prevents reconciliation, healing, and restoration. Through a captivating blend of history, theology, and psychology, Jobst Bittner provides a brave, discerning perspective on this Veil of Silence and proves that the weight of history can be lifted.

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