A Hole in the Heart of the World by Jonathan Kaufman
Being Jewish in Eastern Europe

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A chronicle of the post-World War II Jewish experience in Eastern Europe offers a multigenerational series of portraits that follows individuals in their struggle to salvage a heritage devastated by the Communist regime. Tour.
 

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Published February 1, 1997 by Viking Adult. 336 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction

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A beautifully written account of two generations in five Jewish families living in West and East Berlin, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland.

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This deeply engrossing history, expertly crafted by Kaufman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist (Broken Alliance: Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America), traces the lives of five Holocaust survivors who continued to live in Eastern Europe after WWII.

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