By Laura Levitt

Many folks belong to groups which have been scarred by way of bad calamities. and plenty of folks come from households that experience suffered grievous losses. How we give some thought to those legacies of loss and the methods they tell one another are the questions Laura Levitt takes up during this provocative and passionate book.

An American Jew whose relations was once indirectly laid low with the Holocaust, Levitt grapples with the demanding situations of contending with traditional Jewish loss. She means that even though the reminiscence of the Holocaust could appear to overshadow all different kinds of loss for American Jews, it could actually additionally open up chances for attractive those extra own and daily legacies.

Weaving in discussions of her family tales and writing in a way that's either deeply own and erudite, Levitt indicates what occurs while private and non-private losses are obvious subsequent to one another, and what occurs whilst tricky artistic endeavors or commemoration, reminiscent of museum shows or movies, are noticeable along traditional family members tales approximately extra intimate losses. In so doing she illuminates how via those “ordinary tales” we may possibly create another version for confronting Holocaust reminiscence in Jewish culture.

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