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People love dead Jews :  reports from a haunted present  Cover Image Book Book

People love dead Jews : reports from a haunted present / Dara Horn.

Horn, Dara, 1977- (author.).


"A startling exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to comfort the living. Reflecting on subjects as far-flung as the international veneration of Anne Frank, the blockbuster travelling exhibition called "Auschwitz," the Jewish history of the Chinese city of Harbin, and the little known "righteous-gentile" Varian Fry, Dara Horn challenges us to confront the reasons why there might be so much fascination with Jewish deaths, as emblematic of the worst of evils the world has to offer, and so little respect for Jewish lives, as they continue to unfold in the present. Horn draws upon her own family life -- trying to explain Shakespeare's Shylock to a curious 10-year-old, her anger when swastikas are drawn on desks in her children's school in New Jersey,the profound and essential perspective offered by traditional religious practice, prayer, and study -- to assert the vitality, complexity and depth of this life against an anti-Semitism that, far from being disarmed by the mantra of "Never forget," is onthe rise"--Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393531565
  • ISBN: 0393531562
  • ISBN: 9781324035947
  • Physical Description: xxi, 237 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2021.

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Subject: Jews > History.
Jews > Public opinion.
Jews > Persecutions > Public opinion.
Antisemitism > History.
Death > Political aspects.
Horn, Dara, 1977-
Genre: Essays.

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  • 11 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Cass County.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville 909.049 HOR 2021 (Text) 0002206025526 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 04/17/2024

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