First generation singular : reactions to living in post-Holocaust Germany : in poetry and prose / Shirlee Sky Hoffman
"Shirlee Sky Hoffman credits a performance of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's opera, The Passenger, for impelling her to revisit, rework, and publish what she had written for family and friends in response to living twice in post-Holocaust Germany in the 1970s. Through her accessible poetry and prose in this ... collection, Hoffman chronicles her initial reluctance to go to West Germany and the healing power of personal relationships with a close group of German contemporaries. She explores how remembering the Holocaust has affected her own life and the broader Jewish community, delves into the ironies of her family's history, and takes a hard look at the persistence of evil in today's world. Hoffman hopes against hope that First Generation Singular will be not just potent reflections on her experiences in post-Holocaust Germany but might also help inspire people everywhere to prevent genocide: 'Never Again.'"--Cover.
- North Charleston, South Carolina : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 
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