Jewish Values: The Auslander

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Publication Year: 
2013
Number of Pages: 
292 p.
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Peter’s family were “Volksdeutscher,” bi-lingual Germans who lived in a part of Poland that Germany was hell-bent on recovering after it had been taken from them in punishment for starting World War I. Because his parents died in an auto accident just before the Germans reached their farm, Peter was sent to an orphanage. There, the “race” doctor termed him to be a perfect Aryan after measuring his nose, forehead chin, etc. (The Nazi “scientists” kidnapped “Aryan-looking” Polish youth for adoption by “Aryan” families to in Germany. This was part of their “Lebensraum” program.) Peter is so perfectly Aryan that –after sufficient indoctrination--the doctor offers him to an important friend in Berlin, Dr. Kaltenbach. Peter is excited and looking forward to being adopted by this family, but in time, he is made uneasy by the narrow Nazi philosophy, their rituals, the expected total submersion of one’s feelings for those approved by the Nazis and their proscriptions about the “others,” the “untermenschen.”
ISBN: 
978-1-59990-633-1
Book ID: 
1528
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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