Nothing Makes You Free

Nothing Makes You Free

Writings by Descendants of Jewish Holocaust Survivors

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A literary anthology comprised of both fiction and nonfiction writings traces the heritage of Holocaust survivors and includes contributions by such international authors as Art Spiegelman, Eva Hoffman, Peter Singer, and Carl Friedman. 12,000 first printing.

Norton Pub
A groundbreaking collection of Holocaust literature by the survivors of the greatest evil of our time. History is preserved in the memories of the survivors of the Holocaust and the imaginations of their children, the so-called Second Generation. Nothing Makes You Free considers the heritage of the descendants of those who faced the horrific lie that adorned the gates of many German concentration camps: "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("Work Makes You Free"). In the words of this groundbreaking anthology's introduction: "Other kids' parents didn't have numbers on their arms. Other kids' parents didn't talk about massacres as easily as baseball. Other kids' parents loved them, but never gazed at their offspring as miracles in the flesh....How do you deal with this responsibility? Well, if you were a writer, you wrote." Gathered here are writings of both fiction and nonfiction, ranging from farce to fantasy to brutal realism, from an international selection of writers, including Art Spiegelman, Eva Hoffman, Peter Singer, and Carl Friedman.

Book News
Most of the 30 selections are short whole pieces, but a few are excerpted from longer works. They include both fiction and nonfiction that draws on accounts of the Holocaust the writers received from family members who experienced it. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780393050462
Branch Call Number: 808.8 NOTHI
Characteristics: 394 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Bukiet, Melvin Jules


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