Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946
by Deborah Dwork and Robert J. Van Pelt
Submitted by Lynn M.
Wow. We know so much in my generation about the horrors of the pograms and the Nazi camps, but I had no idea the extent to which European Jews, even those who survived, were truly destroyed. The context that makes us who we are - family, career, nationality (or citizenship *anywhere*), even any sense of connection to the memories of life before the Nazis - was completely stripped from these people; families were sometimes reunited but often never really reformed, and even many who went on to build new lives that appeared to be full and successful never escaped a haunting sense of not quite belonging to the human race. Many committed suicide years later. An excellent addition to the historiography of WWII, 20th-century Europe, and the Jewish diaspora. (Adult Non-Fiction)