Culture and Catastrophe

German and Jewish Confrontations with National Socialism and Other Crises
Author(s): 
Aschheim, Steven A.
ISBN: 
0333623134
Date published: 
December 1995
Paperback
Price: 
£16.99
Pages: 
224

This book revolves around the intricate interplay between culture and catastrophe. It seeks to engage the various permutations, the complexity and the unresolved dimensions of this connection, especially as it relates to the origins, disposition and aftermath of National Socialism. It examines various German and Jewish responses to Nazism and its roots, and demonstrates the ongoing relevance of that experience to contemporary culture and collective and individual self-definitions.