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Writing And The Holocaust
Writing And The Holocaust
Edited by Berel Lang
Holmes & Meier, 1988, 301 pp

Articles originally presented to a conference, dealing with the unique difficulties and responsibilities confronting anyone seeking to convey the horrors of the Holocaust. Important reflections of a moral and philosophical character. Irving Howe expresses a shared truth: "We may register the pain of (the Holocaust's) unhealed wounds; but finally we must acknowledge that it leaves us intellectually disarmed. . . ." More specifically, he quotes Primo Levi: "We became aware that our language lacks words to express this offense, this demolition of man."