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Jakob der Lügner

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"Jurek Becker erzählt ohne Pathos und ohne Sentimentalität. Er zeigt nicht etwa den Widerstand, den heroischen Kampf, sondern den Alltag in einer Welt, in der sich beide Seiten - die Verfolger und die Verfolgten . an das Entsetzlichste gewöhnt haben. [...] Dieser Jakob, ein eher simpler Mensch, doch nicht ohne Phnatasie und Humor, gibt den Bewohnern des Ghettos, was sie am ...more
Paperback, 283 pages
Published January 25th 1982 by Suhrkamp (first published 1969)
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Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
داستان، ماجرای عجیب و غریب یک یهودی به نام یعقوب در دوران تصفیه نژادی نازیهاست. روزی یعقوب بهطور اتفاقی خبری مبنی بر پیشروی روسها در خاک لهستان را از رادیوی مسئول اردوگاه میشنود و بازگویی این خبر، او را در مسیری میاندازد که راه برگشتی ندارد. او برای اینکه حرف خود را مستند کند، به یک دروغ متوسل میشود: اینکه او یک رادیو دارد و این دروغ، مانند خرده سنگی تبدیل به بهمنی میشود که نه سرنوشت او، بلکه سرنوشت تمام گتو را تحت تاثیر قرار میدهد. از این پس او مجبور میشود اخباری مَندرآوردی و بیاساس را به نقل ا ...more
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german
داستان کتاب تو یکی از شهرک های یهودی نشین تحت نظارت نازی ها با قوانین بسیار سخت میگذره . روزی یعقوب ( که شخصا ترجیح می دادم اسمش همون ژاکوب ترجمه بشه ) برای دلگرمی بخشیدن به یکی از دوستانش که مثل خیلی های دیگه از شرایط سخت و یکنواختی که روزنه ی امیدی به بهبودش نیست، به تنگ اومده خبری رو برملا می کنه که لو دادن منبع حقیقی خبر به شک و تردید اهالی نسبت به صداقت یعقوب منجر میشه پس یعقوب راه دوم رو انتخاب می کنه و دروغ میگه . منبع خبر دروغینی که افشاش نزد نازی ها تهدید جدی برای جانش محسوب میشه . یک د ...more
Alex Baugh
May 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-war-2
First, forget everything you may remember about the movie Jacob the Liar with Robin Williams. That movie is totally NOT representative of this excellent novel.

Read the book instead.

Jacob the Liar takes place in the Łódź Ghetto in 1944. Returning home from work one night, Jacob Heym is caught in the spotlight of a guard who tells Jacob he is out past the 8 o’clock curfew and to report to the military office for a “well deserved” punishment. As he walks the corridor of the military building, not k
Cos'è in fondo una bugia?

Una mistificazione della verità, il tentativo di nascondere una realtà inaccettabile, un barlume di speranza che si accende all'improvviso?
La bugia di Jakob è una bugia bianca come una nuvola d'ovatta, di quelle dette non per far male, ma per aiutare a sperare nel domani e risollevare un'intera comunità dalla difficoltà di "vivere senza un futuro".
Jakob il bugiardo - del quale esistono ben due riduzioni cinematografiche: la prima del 1975 premiata al Festival di Berlino
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: genre-historical
Ein toller Schreibstil. Manchmal ein bisschen langatmig, aber irgendwie braucht es das auch..
The Literary Chick
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, dark, fiction
Fairy tale as hope.
Set in a Polish ghetto under Nazi occupation, Jacob Heym is walking one night when a guard, playing mind games with him, tells him he is out past curfew and to report to the police station (where Jews have been seen entering but never leaving) to turn himself in and ask for his 'well-deserved' punishment. While in there with his heart in his throat, Jacob hears news of a battle between German and Russian forces relatively close. He is released, as it was well before curfew, bu
David Ramirer
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
eines der bücher, das sich ganz sanft ins herz hineinwebt, von der ersten seite an.
ich liebe ja bücher, die es ohne grober moralkeule, und ohne moralisch gefestigtem supermenschenhelden schaffen, neue sichtweisen zu eröffnen. in diesem buch ist es der begriff der lüge, der völlig neu überdacht werden muss, wenn er in einem kontext gesehen werden kann, den dieses buch darlegt.
die zentrale figur des buches - jakob heym - erfindet eigentlich in einem kurzen moment der unbedachtheit als notlüge ein
Mi Na
Jul 25, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
دروغگویی که گرفتار عذاب وجدان است هرگز به جایی نخواهد رسید.در این حرفه خویشتنداری و حیای بیجا موردی ندارد. باید پیمانه را لبریز بگیری، باید اعتماد به نفس از چهره ات ببارد، باید رفتارت بیانگر حالت کسی باشد که برآنچه میگوید خود وقوف کامل دارد. باید در به کارگیری ارقام و اسامی و دیگر اطلاعات گشاده دستی نشان دهی. نبرد رودنا را باید تنها سرآغازی متواضعانه بدانی. این نبرد هرگز در تاریخ ذکر نخواهد شد، ولی در داستان ما جای پرافتخاری را به خود اختصاص میدهد. بگذار اگر روزی همه چیز به خیر گذشت و کسانی توان ...more
Elizabeth (Alaska)
There are many holocaust stories out there, but this is an aspect I have not encountered. The Germans are, for the most part, nameless. The Jews are in the ghetto with lives and relationships and fear and despair. It is about one man's courage and how it can affect an entire community.

I was surprised this took me a bit longer to read than I had anticipated. I don't know if the translation isn't just terrific or the author's writing style was harder for me to adjust to. I can truthfully say I fou
yellow tree
Mar 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: prose
coldest darkness in bright colors; that's how i would describe that book in a few words. after getting over the first couple of pages, which were rather arduous, the suspense grew and grew until it almost became unbearable. the characters at first seemed fairly strange, but the farther i got the more i could hope and feel desperate with them. the pressure that lay on jakob grew insufferable to both him and the reader. some rather comical scenes made the gloom which ran through the whole book eve ...more
Amy Hustead
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book and great movie!!!
Feb 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mitteleuropea
Là, dove sono stato io, non si è avuta nessuna resistenza.

Jakob il bugiardo è una riflessione sulla verità, sulla bugia, sulla natura della realtà. Un narratore anonimo racconta, molti anni dopo gli avvenimenti stessi, la storia di Jakob, entrambi costretti nel ghetto di Lodz durante l'occupazione nazista. Il romanzo utilizza l'assurdo come arma principale: in un mondo stravolto, dove la fame l'umiliazioni e le vessazioni psicologiche e fisiche sono più che quotidiane, il nostro narratore sottol
Mar 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Ich habe es auf Deutsch gelesen, also kommt jetzt auch mal eine deutsche Review.
Ich musste es für die Schule gelesen und was soll ich sagen.. an sich finde ich die Geschichte gar nicht so schlecht, aber es war so anstrengend zu lesen! Nicht, weil die Sprache schlecht war oder so, sondern einfach, weil so viele unnötige Stellen drin vorkamen. Auch die Sache mit dem Ich-Erzähler fand ich irgendwie "anstrengend". Obwohl es meiner Meinung nach immer besser wurde, kann ich dem Buch nicht mehr als ein
Azadeh sharifi
سرد بود و غمگین
یادم روزنامه خوان خودم افتادم که هنوز جایی میان فایل هاست... و تواردی که از رفرنس دادن ناگزیرم می کند
حس نوشتن نیست، فقط الان می فهمم جز فلسفه چه چیزب مرا به این آلمانی ها نزدیک می کند... این که تحمل می کنند، و تحمل می کنند و باز هم تحمل می کنند
نه صبورند و نه مومن
تنها مغرور تر ) در صورت لزوم پرروتر خوانده شود( از آن اند که بشکنند
کم بیاورند
با تشکر از نرگس معینی
فقط یه چیزی رو توی قصه نفهمیدم که اگه بگم هم شاید داستان لو بره، در نتیجه اگه از دوستان کسی خونده بهم بگه ازش بپرسم
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ein sehr eindrückliches Buch über den zweiten Weltkrieg, aber vor allem: über die Kraft der Hoffnung. Ein Buch, dass man einmal gelesen haben muss.
Jackie Bertsch
Jun 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jakob the Liar is about a Jewish man who is being held in a Ghetto. When he gets into trouble with a German look out he is forced to go into the Military office where he hears news that the Red Army is getting close to the Ghetto where he is being held prisoner. He is so excited he has to tell someone, he tells his friend Mischa, Jackob can't just tell him he went to the Military office so he makes up a lie and tells Mischa he has a radio. It snowballs after that he doesn't wasnt to give the peo ...more
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1001
Jakob lives in the ghetto, as WWII rages on and the Germans persecute him and the rest of the Jews. He accidentally hears a report that the Russians have reached a town not terribly far away and spreads the news to his neighbors and friends. When asked how he came by this information, he told them he had a radio (because they wouldn't have believed how he REALLY heard it). He perpetuates his initial lie and becomes a beacon of hope for the ghetto, but to what end? Is he feeding them false hope? ...more
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Is there such a thing as a good lie? Whenever this question comes up, I imagine that most people can agree that white lies are fine. Without them, we’d probably be perpetually annoyed with one another. But when the lies get bigger, it becomes harder and harder to say if a lie is justified—a “good” lie—or not. Jacob Heym, the unwitting hero of Jurek Becker’s Jacob the Liar, wasn’t thinking about whether his lie was a good one or not when he told it. Jacob’s lie just slipped out. But his lie chang ...more
Mohamadreza Rahnama
داستان همان داستان هيتلر و يهود با روايتي تازه است . عده اي از يهودي ها در شهركي تحت نظارت آلماني ها زندگي مي كنند . البته اين زندگي تحت قوانين و شرايط بسيار سخت و نا اميدكننده اي است . روزي بر حسب اتفاق يعقوب يكي از يهوديان در قرارگاه آلماني ها رفته و جمله اي در مورد روند نبرد آلمان و روسيه مي شنود . او فردا اين خبر را پخش كرده و عنوان مي كند كه برخلاف قوانين راديويي دارد كه از طريق آن از اخبار آگاه مي شود . بدين ترتيب يعقوب به نوعي ناجي تبديل شده و به دروغ در دل مردم اميد قرار مي دهد..
کتاب نسب
Zebardast Zebardast
من البته چاپ اول این کتاب را خواندم که به اسم "یعقوب دروغگو" منتشر شده بود.اول هم فکر می کردم باید از این داستان های لوس رئالیسم سوسیالیستی باشد.ولی از چیزی که خیال کرده بودم خیلی بهتر بود
تا کجا می شود دروغ گفت؟ به چه بهایی حاضر هستید دروغ بگویید؟ به چند نفر؟ به چه کسی یا کسانی؟ آیا پذیرش تبعات آن را دارید؟ به بهانه امید دروغ می گویید؟ حتی سر سوزنی امید؟ آیا قادر به پایان دادنش هستید؟ همه این سوالات در بستر جامعه یهودی اسیر آلمان ها عواقب خود را دارد و بهای خود را. رمانی در خور توجه درباره یهودیان جنگ جهانی که با سایه مرگ دست و پنجه نرم می کنند.
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Die Qualität reicht leider längst nicht an den Ruhm heran. Es ist nicht einmal so gut wie Amanda. Lesbar schon. Aber das ist doch ein bisserl wenig. Wäre ganz gut für eine Kurzgeschichte. 5/10
Tom Emlyn
Very vivid and incredibly bleak.
Lois Blanco
Great story but I was distracted by trying to figure out which character was narrating + multiple choice endings?!
Katharina {stern_klee}
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jacob the Liar takes place during the Holocaust. Jacob lives in "the Ghetto" the place where Jewish people are forced to live. One day jacob is seen out at night and mistaken for being out too late. While in the office awaiting possible punishment, Jacob hears the radio playing in the other room. The radio reports that the Russians are coming more near where Jacob lives. He reports what he heard to his fellow neighbors. He sees that this brings them hope and the suicides that were taking place s ...more
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german-hist-lit
An excellent novel depicts the life of Jew who were detained in their area and detached from the outer world because of German invention.

This novel has nothing to do with the typical novels on Holocaust and the concentration camps.
The events of the novels take place in one of the isolated communities of Jewish in Poland. People are isolated and not allowed to mix up with other people than the people in their bounded area. Radios and newspapers are forbidden and so don’t know anything about what
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1001, 1001-challenge
Jacob the Liar by Jurek Becker
Jacob the Liar is the story of life in a Nazi-occupied Jewish ghetto. Protagonist Jacob Heym is sent to the military office and overhears a radio broadcast about a nearby Russian victory. He finds himself in a predicament when he decides to share the good news but lies to cover up where he heard the news by claiming he owns a radio. The news instills hope and curbs the stream of suicides in the ghetto. The subsequent plot centers around Jacob’s struggles to main
Amir ali
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رمان
یکساعت مانده به آغاز ممنوعیت تردد در شهر، یعقوب حییم، یهودی ساکن گتو، به پست یک گشتی آلمانی می خورد که برای آزارش، به او دستور می دهد خود را به پست فرماندهی معرفی کند تا برایش مجازات مناسب درنظر گرفته شود. یعقوب به مقر نازی ها می رود اما بخت بلندش باعث می شود افسر کشیک اجازه دهد او به گتو برگردد. همین جاست که یعقوب از رادیو می شنود نیروهای آلمانی توانسته اند روس ها را در در بیست كیلومتری بسانیكا متوقف کنند.

این خبر برای یعقوب امیدآفرین است چون بسانیکا با محل زندگی او تنها 400 کیلومتر فاصله دارد و
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Jurek Becker (* vermutlich 30. September 1937 in Łódź, Polen als Jerzy Bekker geboren[1]; † 14. März 1997 in Sieseby, Schleswig-Holstein) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und DDR-Dissident.

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