God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors

Edited by Menachem Z. Rosensaft. Jewish Lights, $25 (352p) ISBN 978-1-58023-805-2
In this important and poignant collection of thoughts and memories from descendants of Holocaust survivors, 88 men and women from around the world share personal, often heartrending reflections. As their parents and grandparents age and pass away, these adults remember the palpable darkness and shadows of fear that haunted them. Contributors were asked “how their parents’ or grandparents’ experiences and examples helped shape their own identities and their attitudes toward God, faith, Judaism, the Jewish people, and society as a whole.” The answers, some short, others longer, are all brutally honest. Whereas some found faith and a spark of hope amid the carnage, others lost religion entirely, and still others lament how similar tragedies could unfold in the aftermath of “never again.” Readers may shed tears of sorrow, but will be inspired by the strength and courage of this worthy volume. Elie Wiesel contributes a prologue. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 12/08/2014
Release date: 11/01/2014
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