A Jew in the New Germany

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Henryk Broder, one of the most controversial and engaging writers in Germany today, has been a thorn in the side of the Establishment for thirty years. The son of two Polish Holocaust survivors, Broder is not only a trenchant political critic and observant social essayist but an invaluable chronicler of the Jewish experience in late twentieth-century Germany.

This volume collects eighteen of Broder's essays, translated for the first time into English. The first was written in 1979 and the most recent deals with the post-9/11 realities of the war on terrorism, and its effects on the countries of Europe. Other essays address the debate over the construction of a Holocaust memorial in Berlin, the German response to the 1991 Gulf War, the politics of German reunification, and the rise of the new German nationalism.

Broder charts the recent evolution of German Jewish relations, using his own outsider status to hold up a mirror to the German people and point out that things have not changed for German Jews as much as non-Jews might think.


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Why I Would Rather Not Be a Jewand If I Must Then Rather Not in Germany 1979
You Are Still Your Parents Children The New German Left and Everyday AntiSemitism
Am Leaving 1981
Heimat?No Thanks 1987
Dont Forget to Differentiate 1987
Love Karstadt 1987
Die Republik der Simulanten in Erbarmen mit den Deutschen 4754
Our Kampf 1991
A Hopeless Enlightenment 1994
The Republic of Simulators 1994
The GDR Is Back 1996
Ratlose Aufklärer in Schöne Bescherung Unterwegs im neuen Deutschland
The Germanization of the Holocaust 1996
Problem Shock and Trauma 1998
Youre Not Dead till You Give Up the Fight 1998
To Each Her Market Value 1999

Just between Germans 1994
A Beautiful Revolution 1994

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About the author (2004)

Eighteen of Broder's essays from 1979 - 2001, exposing the contradictory attitudes of Germans toward the Jews and the hypocritical stances often assumed by the Jewish establishment in Germany. Broder is one of the most widely read essayist in Germany. His writing is described as sharp, colorful, funny and controversial.

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