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My Germany: A Jewish Writer Returns to the World His Parents Escaped
by Lev Raphael
University of Wisconsin Press, 2009
Cloth: 978-0-299-23150-7 | Paper: 978-0-299-23154-5 | eISBN: 978-0-299-23153-8
Library of Congress Classification E184.37.R36A3 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 940.5318

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Haunted by his parents’ horrific suffering and traumatic losses under Nazi rule, Lev Raphael grew up loathing everything German. Those feelings shaped his Jewish identity, his life, and his career. While researching his mother’s war years after her death, he discovers a distant relative living in the very city where she had worked in a slave labor camp, found freedom, and met his father. Soon after, Raphael is launched on book tours in Germany and, in the process, redefines himself as someone unafraid to face the past and let it go.


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