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dc.contributor.authorMann, Mendl
dc.contributor.authorWolfthal, Maurice
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:20:04Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:20:04Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43646
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34754
dc.description.abstract"Mendl Mann’s autobiographical novel The Fall of Berlin tells the painful yet compelling story of life as a Jewish soldier in the Red Army. Menakhem Isaacovich is a Polish Jew who, after fleeing the Nazis, finds refuge in the USSR. Translated into English from the original Yiddish by Maurice Wolfthal, the narrative follows Menakhem as he fights on the front line in Stalin’s Red Army against Hitler and the Nazis who are destroying his homeland of Poland and exterminating the Jews. Menakhem encounters anti-Semitism on various occasions throughout the novel, and struggles to comprehend how seemingly normal people could hold such appalling views. As Mann writes, it is odd that ""vicious, insidious anti-Semitism could reside in a person with elevated feelings, an average person, a decent person”. The Fall of Berlin is both a striking and timelylook at the struggle that many Jewish soldiers faced. An affecting and unique book, which eloquently explores a variety of themes – such as anti-Semitism, patriotism, Stalinism and life as a Jewish soldier in the Second World War – this is essential reading for anyone interested in the Yiddish language, Jewish history, and the history of World War II. "
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSR Religious groups: social & cultural aspects::JFSR1 Jewish studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DF Central Europe::1DFG Germany
dc.subject.otherautobiography
dc.subject.otherfiction
dc.subject.otherJewish
dc.subject.otherRed Army
dc.subject.otherPoland
dc.subject.otherNazis
dc.subject.otherUSSR
dc.subject.otherYiddish
dc.subject.otheranti-semitism
dc.subject.otherBerlin
dc.subject.otherpatriotism
dc.subject.otherstalinism
dc.subject.othersecond world war
dc.subject.otherJewish history
dc.subject.otherWorld War II
dc.subject.otherYiddish language
dc.subject.otherEastern Europe
dc.titleThe Fall of Berlin
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0233
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOpen Book Publishers
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.openbookpublishers.com
oapen.relation.isbn9781800640771
oapen.relation.isbn9781800640788
oapen.relation.isbn9781800640801
oapen.relation.isbn9781800640818
oapen.relation.isbn9781800640825
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages250
dc.dateSubmitted2020-12-15T13:46:42Z


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