Escape from the Pit
Originally published in Hebrew in 1944, this fascinating and moving account may well be the first memoir of the Holocaust.
Representing Childhood and Atrocity
Examines the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children’s experience of atrocity.
A Double Burden
Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.
The Shadow of Totalitarianism
Examines the relationship of evil, action, and judgment in the work of Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-François Lyotard.
Of an Alien Homecoming
The first book-length study in English of the Heidegger-Hölderlin relation, addressing the tension between Heidegger's political commitments during National Socialism and Hölderlin's ideal of poetic dwelling.
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America
Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.
Hasidism, Suffering, and Renewal
Reconsiders the legacy of an important Hasidic mystic, leader, and educator who confronted the dilemmas of modernity after World War I and whose writing constitutes a unique testimony to religious experience and its rupture in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Shadows in the City of Light
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.
A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.
The Struggle for Understanding
An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.
The Holocaust and Masculinities
Critically assesses the experiences of men in the Holocaust.
A Survivor Named Trauma
Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.
New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures
Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.
The Pen Confronts the Sword
Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.
An Archive of the Catastrophe
Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.
The Vocation of Writing
Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.
An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.
The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable
Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.
The Full Pomegranate
Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
Writing in Witness
A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.
Figures of Memory
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate.
Vanished by the Danube
A story of loss and survival.
Songs Beyond Mankind: Poetry and the Lager from Dante to Primo Levi
Examines the preservation of the integrity of humanity through literature in the hells described by Dante in his Inferno and by Primo Levi in Survival in Auschwitz.
Utopia of Understanding
A hermeneutics of language after Auschwitz.
A daughter struggles to get her mother to talk about her Holocaust experiences, and tries to understand how those experiences have shaped her own life.
A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most innovative writers and critics.
The Hidden Children of France, 1940-1945
Interviews with eighteen Jewish “hidden children” of France and Belgium, telling the story of their survival during World War II.
The Old Guard
A brutal and unflinchingly honest portrayal of the effects of concentration camp life on the human psyche.
Cinema and the Shoah
Examines the variety of cinematic responses to the Holocaust as well as the Shoah’s impact on cinematic expression itself.
Examines the role of forgetfulness in our understanding of the Holocaust.
Disciplining the Holocaust
Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.
The Philosopher as Witness
Responses to Fackenheim’s reflections on the centrality of the Holocaust to philosophy, Jewish thought, and contemporary experience.
A boy's world is shattered by the Holocaust.
On Austrian Soil
An award-winning teacher takes a journey into alien territory: Austria, Hitler's birthplace, and the territory of her own hatred. A teaching memoir that offers a pedagogy of hope.
Jewish American and Holocaust Literature
Deepens and enriches our understanding of the Jewish literary tradition and the implications of the Shoah.
Using insights from behavioral science, a Holocaust survivor explores how evil actions can seem "moral" to the perpetrators and how we must alter our thinking to prevent this.
Addresses the difficulty of representing the Holocaust in literature and on film.
Ethics and Selfhood
Argues that a coherent theory of ethics requires an account of selfhood.
Memory and Mastery
Interdisciplinary explorations into the work of one of the premier writer-survivors of the Holocaust.
Conceptualizes the question of witness and responsibility, following the Holocaust, using continental philosophy, theology, and literary theory.
A Brush with Death
Recounts the author’s experiences during the Holocaust, from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp by the Red Army in 1945.
Children of Job
An original contribution to Holocaust studies that demonstrates the theological and psychosocial issues emerging in novels and films by sons and daughters of survivors.
Rethinking Jewish Faith
This book addresses the faith of a member of the "Second Generation"—the offspring of the original survivors of the Shoah . It is a re-examination of those categories of faith central to the Jewish ...