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A Stranger in the Land free pdf This is a passionate memoir about alienation, displacement, and the conflicting emotions of a Jewish man at odds with Israel's Nationalist fervor. When Daniel Cil Brecher, the son of Austrian Holocaust survivors, grew up in postwar Germany, he was uncomfortable straddling the divide between Jews and other Germans. After a move to Israel, part of his search for personal and political fulfillment, his joins the reserves, where his position in the army education corps requires that he lecture troops on Israeli history and policy. His exposure to the propaganda machine, the invasion of Lebanon, and other ideological struggles inspire a loss of faith in an adopted homeland that can never really be his. Brecher's memoir is a personal story that explores the sharp edges of Jewish identity- it will resonate with anybody who has tried to carve a home out of an unforgiving landscape.

About Daniel Cil Brecher

Daniel Cil Brecher is an independent historian living in Amsterdam. A former director of the Leo Baeck Institute in Jerusalem, he has taught at Haifa University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem- his documentaries and exhibitions have been shown throughout Europe and the United States. Barbara Harshav has translated more than thirty books from German, French, Hebrew, and Yiddish, including After the Holocaust, Jewish Memories, A Surplus of Memory, and My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman. A historian by profession, she lives in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Author : Daniel Cil Brecher
Publisher : Other Press LLC
Data Published : 15 March 2008
ISBN : 1590512111
EAN : 9781590512111
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 372 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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