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Art from the Ashes: A Holocaust Anthology

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Art from the Ashes provides the most far-reaching collection of art, drama, poetry, and prose about the Holocaust ever presented in a single volume.
Through the works of men and women, Jews and non-Jews, this anthology offers a vision of the human reality of the catastrophe. Essays by familiar writers like Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel accompany lesser-known efforts by Yankie
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Paperback, 694 pages
Published August 10th 1995 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 19th 1995)
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Whitney
May 25, 2008 Whitney rated it really liked it
apparently I'm a sucker for anthologies. Great works done by Holocaust survivors and in response to the Holocaust. Some of it is really emotional, but it's good.
Eva Leger
Aug 09, 2010 Eva Leger rated it liked it
Recommends it for: only those seriously into Holocaust reading AND who like a multitude of different writings/art
Finally finished! (I had the page count wrong on almost all of my updates.)
I don't like to admit this, much less to actually do it, but there were parts I skipped here. For me, it had to happen. As much as I devour anything related to the Holocaust some writings mesh with you and some just don't. I'm not a fan of poetry and while I did find a few that really resonated, many more just didn't because of my lack of understanding for poetry.
The 'Painters of Terezin' section was amazing and I can't
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Daniel Clausen
Aug 09, 2011 Daniel Clausen rated it really liked it
Well, it was moving day yesterday. Everytime I move it seems like I end up donating quite a few great books to goodwill. This one didn't make the cut this time just because of the sheer weight of it. Still, there are many great stories I will remember from this volume. More than anything, what I will take away from this book is that the connection between pain and suffering is not always so straight forward. Writing can be a way of dealing with pain, but some forms of pain are so deep, reach so ...more
Lulu
May 22, 2012 Lulu rated it really liked it
Shelves: holocaust
Reading this now for class....

1. "Tzili" was so heartbreaking I could not finish it. So I really just did read halfway and then closed it.

2. And don't even get me started with "A Year In Treblinka." I decided to write about that for a paper.

I agree with the comment below... Stuff like this still happens around the world, right now, in the 21st century. It DOES make your life look like a total joke. Not an easy read, as with all Holocaust books.
Beth Roberts
Aug 02, 2014 Beth Roberts rated it it was amazing
An excellent collection, some pieces well-known, some much less so. It is marred only by the shrill tone of the introductions (where Nazis are routinely called murderers or animals, which may be true but is not particularly relevant to the job of introducing someone else's artistic take on the subject), but they can be surmounted.
Amanda
Aug 26, 2009 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Very much like the selections from Zelkowicz and Wiernik. Not so big on Lewin. Excited to read more.
Jan
Aug 20, 2008 Jan rated it really liked it
I could only read a few portions; this is brutal stuff and horrifying to know it's still going on around the world. It makes your everyday world a total joke.
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