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Tearing the Silence: On Being German in America
Contributor(s): Hegi, Ursula (Author)

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ISBN: 068484611X     ISBN-13: 9780684846118
Publisher: Touchstone Books
OUR PRICE: $17.81  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 1998

Annotation: Brilliantly interviewed by bestselling novelist Ursula Hegi, German Americans born in Germany during and immediately following World War II speak out about the legacy of grief and shame that continues to haunt them.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Social Science | Minority Studies
- History | Holocaust
- History | Europe - Germany
Dewey: 973.043
Lexile Measure: 750(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.76" H x 5.54" W x 8.42" (0.90 lbs) 304 pages
Features: Price on Product
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 68850
Reading Level: 6.2   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 15.0
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Publisher Description:
Ursula Hegi grew up in Germany and moved to the United States at age eighteen. As she grew older and raised a family, questions about her roots and her native land haunted her until, at last, she felt compelled to write about them. Tearing the Silence brings together her interviews with dozens of German-born Americans, and their confrontations with the taboo of the Holocaust.

Contributor Bio(s): Hegi, Ursula: - Ursula Hegi is the author of The Worst Thing I've Done, Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia. She teaches writing at Stonybrook's Southhampton Campus and she is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards.
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