Counterpoint LLC, January 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Good. Item #247526
The Invisible Wall is one man's quest to understand the failure of the German-Jewish relationship and to explain the character and attitudes of Germany's assimilated Jews over a three-hundred-year period. Juxtaposing the broad picture of history and politics in Germany against the stories of six of his own ancestors, W. Michael Blumenthal explores the triumphs and tragedies of Jews of successive generations, seeking the sources and outcomes of the prejudices that separated them from other Germans.
Through 300 years of German history, Blumenthal weaves a dramatic and illuminating story with an intimacy that brings history to life. From the Crusades to the Holocaust, 'The Invisible Wall' paints a clear picture of triumphs and tragedy--and of changing times and unchanging attitudes. of photos. Minor shelf wear on the jacket. Two lightly bumped corners on the boards. Lightly dust stained on the top edge of the print block.