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Summer haven : the Catskills, the Holocaust, and the literary imagination / edited by Holli Levitsky and Phil Brown.

Publication:
Brighton, MA : Academic Studies Press, 2015. , ©2015
Series:
Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and their legacy.
Jews of Russia and Eastern Europe and Their Legacy
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Holocaust survivors -- New York (State) -- Catskill Mountains.
Holocaust survivors' writings.
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.) -- Ethnic relations.
Summary:
"This volume provides for the first time a collection of writing that investigates the stories and struggles of survivors in the context of the Jewish resort culture of the Catskills, through new and existing works of fiction and memoir by writers who spent their youths there. It explores how vacationers, resort owners, and workers dealt with a horrific contradiction--the pleasure of their summer haven against the mass extermination of Jews throughout Europe. It also examines the character of Holocaust survivors in the Catskills: in what ways did people find connection, resolution to conflict, and avenues to come together despite the experiences that set them apart? The book will be useful to those studying Jewish, American, or New York history, the Holocaust and Catskills legacy, United States immigration, American literature, and American culture. The focus on themes of nostalgia, humor, loss, and sexuality will draw general readers as well." -- provided by publisher.
Contents:
Framing and history
Memoirs and conversations
Imaginings and re-imaginings
New imaginings and last days
Prize-winning essays: fiction
Prize-winning essay: non-fiction
Notes:
Includes index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Levitsky, Holli, editor.
Brown, Phil, editor.
Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
1618114182
9781618114181
OCLC:
881039182
Publisher Number:
99965079617
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