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The Resource Stranger in my own country : a Jewish family in modern Germany, Yascha Mounk

Stranger in my own country : a Jewish family in modern Germany, Yascha Mounk

Label
Stranger in my own country : a Jewish family in modern Germany
Title
Stranger in my own country
Title remainder
a Jewish family in modern Germany
Statement of responsibility
Yascha Mounk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A moving and unsettling exploration of a young man's formative years in a country still struggling with its past As a Jew in postwar Germany, Yascha Mounk felt like a foreigner in his own country. When he mentioned that he is Jewish, some made anti-Semitic jokes or talked about the superiority of the Aryan race. Others, sincerely hoping to atone for the country's past, fawned over him with a forced friendliness he found just as alienating. Vivid and fascinating, Stranger in My Own Country traces the contours of Jewish life in a country still struggling with the legacy of the Third Reich and portrays those who, inevitably, continue to live in its shadow. Marshaling an extraordinary range of material into a lively narrative, Mounk surveys his countrymen's responses to "the Jewish question." Examining history, the story of his family, and his own childhood, he shows that anti-Semitism and far-right extremism have long coexisted with self-conscious philo-Semitism. But of late a new kind of resentment against Jews has come out in the open. Unnoticed by much of the outside world, the desire for a "finish line" that would spell a definitive end to the country's obsession with the past is feeding an emphasis on German victimhood. Mounk shows how, from the government's pursuit of a less "apologetic" foreign policy to the way the country's idea of the "Volk" makes life difficult for its immigrant communities, a troubled nationalism is shaping Germany's future"--
  • "A young man's story of growing up Jewish in Germany, navigating the fraught cycle of mistrust, guilt, and resentment that troubles a country still struggling with the legacy of the Third Reich"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mounk, Yascha
Dewey number
  • 305.892/4043092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS134.42.M68
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mounk, Yascha
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • National characteristics, German
  • Germany
  • HISTORY / Europe / Germany
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies
Label
Stranger in my own country : a Jewish family in modern Germany, Yascha Mounk
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/531/9780374157531/image/lgcover.9780374157531.jpg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I THE PAST LINGERS -- 1.A Boy Named Jew -- 2.The Remnant -- 3.Silence, Reverberating -- pt. II THE TYRANNY OF GOOD INTENTIONS -- 4.Sweet Surrender -- 5.The Silent Jew -- 6.Failed Friendships -- pt. III DING DONG, THE JEWS ARE GONE -- 7.The Closed Season Ends -- 8.Poisoning the Well -- pt. IV THE PAST AND GERMANY'S FUTURE -- 9.The New German Question -- 10.The Rebellion Against Pluralism
Control code
ocn856518434
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780374157531
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856518434
  • (Sirsi) a1758068
Label
Stranger in my own country : a Jewish family in modern Germany, Yascha Mounk
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/531/9780374157531/image/lgcover.9780374157531.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I THE PAST LINGERS -- 1.A Boy Named Jew -- 2.The Remnant -- 3.Silence, Reverberating -- pt. II THE TYRANNY OF GOOD INTENTIONS -- 4.Sweet Surrender -- 5.The Silent Jew -- 6.Failed Friendships -- pt. III DING DONG, THE JEWS ARE GONE -- 7.The Closed Season Ends -- 8.Poisoning the Well -- pt. IV THE PAST AND GERMANY'S FUTURE -- 9.The New German Question -- 10.The Rebellion Against Pluralism
Control code
ocn856518434
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780374157531
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856518434
  • (Sirsi) a1758068

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