Eldad Beck Germany, at Odds

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Germany, at Odds

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9781518675874: Germany, at Odds

"Germany, at Odds" is a personal journey of an Israeli journalist throughout this challenging country at the beginning of the 21st century. The book questions many assumptions about "the new Germany": Is there really only one Germany or such a thing as "a German mentality"? Is Germany a strong and stable democracy in the heart of Europe? Have "the Germans" really confronted their past? "Germany, at Odds" is an invitation to see Germany differently.

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"This book results from over 10 years of following subsequently and intensively the developments in Germany and from Beck's attempt to identify the roots of the problems in Germany's relation with the Jews and with the Jewish State. Beck portrays to the readers a whole spectrum of subjects relating to German-Jewish relations in a very deep and convincing way. He shows, how Germany's avoidance of a brave and full confrontation with the crimes of the Nazis effects negatively its attitude to Jews as a whole and specifically to Israel".
Efraim Zuroff, Head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

"It's a walk through Germany's history, as seen by a Jew. This walk, which is not a chronological one, can be done without too much effort. The language used by the author is light and includes no forefinger. 
For me, a good book is always a book that brings me to thinking and awakens my feelings. This book does both, since Eldad Beck tells a lot about himself. Even at times when the reader doesn't necessarily see eye to eye what he describes, he still feels connected to the author".
Rena Jacob, "Sunday News, Wider des Vergessens"

"The picture drawn by the book is a personal one, of an excellent journalist, who sticks to the facts and has been observing for years the Germans - politicians, intellectuals, simple citizens. The author, whose mother's family has been living for generations in Eretz Israel and father's Jewish Austrian family was almost totally murdered at the Holocaust presents a restless book. What rest can there be between Israel and Germany?"
Shulamit Keisari, "News1"

"It's not an academic book, still it's a text that one has to take notice of in the discussion on nowadays Germany. Eldad Beck is a journalist and author, who confronts the uncomfortable reality, if it's in Syria, Iraq or Germany. He confronts the nightmares of the Holocaust and the massacre of Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympic Games, which accompany him and many other Israelis, who hadn't lived through them. Some will call this confrontation masochism. Others will call it brave journalism, without any cynicism".
Shuky Blass, "Mida"

"Eldad Beck breaks the myth of Berlin."Yaniv Magal, "Globes"
"A troubling picture of a country trying to erase the memory of its problematic past. Germany is definitely other than what we thought."Adi Katz, "Motke"

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