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Constructing a Collective Memory of the Holocaust: A Life History of Two Brothers' Survival

Berger, Ronald J.

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ISBN 10: 0870813684 / ISBN 13: 9780870813689
Published by Univ Pr of Colorado, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 1995
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AS NEW 1995 First Printing 10 number line 10 through 1 in order, this book looks new, tight, clean, 149 bright, clean, unmarked pages, book is tight and appears unread, signed and inscribed by author dated 9/23/99, black cloth with silver lettering on spine, jacket is pink-grey with black lettering and b/w/photo of author by concentration gate entrance, black lettering on jacket on spine. Bookseller Inventory # 000281

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Title: Constructing a Collective Memory of the ...

Publisher: Univ Pr of Colorado, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Berger uses his father's and uncle's life histories as the basis for this cross-generational study combining personal narrative and sociological analysis. While Michael Berger was interned at SS camps in Poland, his brother Shlomo escaped the camps by passing as a Christian with a Polish construction crew and as a member of the Polish Partisans and the Soviet Army. The brothers' stories of success through luck, daring, and skill help explore a central problem of social theory: the relationship between human agency and social structure. Berger addresses the influences of prewar conditions on wartime adjustment and offers observations on memories of suffering and the implications for contemporary victimization politics and postmodern social thought. Portions appeared first in The Sociology Quarterly (v.36, no.1). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Ronald Berger is a professor in the department of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

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