A House Too Small: And Other Stories (Modern Jewish Literature and Culture)

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In this unique collection of short stories, the central link is the profound impact of the Holocaust on the lives of first and subsequent generation survivors. Each story has roots in World War II, but all end in the present. Extending into Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas, the stories demonstrate that the shards of Holocaust evil are scattered far and wide and that the passage of time may, or may not, bring closure. The characters are diverse, from the fragile and frail to the courageous in the face of brutality. Through the unfolding of events long after their traumatic occurrence, some protagonists are relieved of their debilities, while others are rendered desperate by them. For readers interested in post-Holocaust literature, the damaged human condition, and family sagas, this book is a must. Reaching far beyond events that concluded in 1945, A House Too Small carries the aftermath of the Shoah forward, deftly unfolding its powerful personal consequences through remembrance, forgiveness, retribution, tragedy, intrigue, devotion, and redemption.

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Ezra Hirschmannwas born and educated in South Africa, where he practiced law for many years. Widely traveled and having lived in a number of countries, he resides in Florida and works as an international legal counsel.

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Each of these carefully crafted stories offers a discrete angle of vision concerning events that occurred during the Shoah and their ongoing repercussions. These include grappling with issues of restitution, recollection of Nazi cruelty, the continued existence of gratuitous violence, and instances of Gentiles helping Jews. Read together, these self-contained stories provide insight into the emotional and physical lives of those living in the Shoah’s dark aftermath. –Alan Berger, from the foreword

This stunning collection of stories makes a significant contribution to post-Holocaust literature. At a time when the memory of the Holocaust is receding in the collective consciousness of the world, it is all the more imperative to keep alive the reality of the atrocities of the Holocaust. A House Too Small is part of a lively and urgent burgeoning of post-Holocaust literature that has gained considerable momentum in the decades surrounding the new millennium.
--Victoria Aarons, O.R. & Eva Mitchell Endowed Chair in Literature at Trinity University



Some things happened and are not true and some things are true but never happened. Ezra Hirschmann’s writings bring forth a truth that can best be found in fiction. I was moved. I was touched. I was impressed. I am grateful!

—Michael Berenbaum, director, Sigi Ziering Center for the Study of the Holocaust and Ethics, American Jewish University



May these stories lodge deep in our minds and hearts, and linger in our souls.
—Sister Mary Boys, Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology, Union Theological Seminary

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