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My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin
 

My German Question: Growing Up in Nazi Berlin (EPUB ebook)

By Gay, Peter

"Not only a memoir, it's also a fierce reply to those who criticized German-Jewish assimilation and the tardiness of many families in leaving Germany" (Publishers Weekly). In this poignant book, a renowned historian tells of his youth as an assimilated, anti-religious Jew in Nazi... read full description below.

ISBN 9780300133141
Published 18 June 2019 by Yale University Press
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ISBN-13 9780300133141
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Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Publication Date 18 June 2019
International Publication Date 7 October 1998
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Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Gay, Peter
Category European History
Genocide
Number of Pages 222
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"Not only a memoir, it's also a fierce reply to those who criticized German-Jewish assimilation and the tardiness of many families in leaving Germany" (Publishers Weekly). In this poignant book, a renowned historian tells of his youth as an assimilated, anti-religious Jew in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1939-"the story," says Peter Gay, "of a poisoning and how I dealt with it." With his customary eloquence and analytic acumen, Gay describes his family, the life they led, and the reasons they did not emigrate sooner, and he explores his own ambivalent feelings-then and now-toward Germany its people. Gay relates that the early years of the Nazi regime were relatively benign for his family, yet even before the events of 1938-39, culminating in Kristallnacht, they were convinced they must leave the country. Gay describes the bravery and ingenuity of his father in working out this difficult emigration process, the courage of the non-Jewish friends who helped his family during their last bitter months in Germany, and the family's mounting panic as they witnessed the indifference of other countries to their plight and that of others like themselves. Gay's account-marked by candor, modesty, and insight-adds an important and curiously neglected perspective to the history of German Jewry. "Not a single paragraph is superfluous. His inquiry rivets without let up, powered by its unremitting candor." -Los Angeles Times Book Review "[An] eloquent memoir." -The Wall Street Journal "A moving testament to the agony the author experienced." -Chicago Tribune "[A] valuable chronicle of what life was like for those who lived through persecution and faced execution." -Choice

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A 1998 New York Times Notable Book A Los Angeles Times Book Review Best Nonfiction Books of 1998 "Peter Gay's My German Question asks what, in face of the new Germany, our generation can do with our old autobiographies. It is fascinating to accompany the scholarly mind on its journey through personal history."-Lore Segal, author and translator

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Author's Bio

Peter Gay is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and director of the Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library. He is the author of many books, including the five-volume The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud; Freud: A Life for Our Time; A Godless Jew: Freud, Atheism, and the Making of Psychoanalysis; Voltaire's Politics; and Reading Freud, the last three published by Yale University Press.

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