Dancing at the Club Holocaust

Description

282 pages
$14.95
ISBN 0-921556-30-6
DDC C813'.54

Publisher

Year

1993

Contributor

Reviewed by Susan Manningham

Susan Manningham teaches sociology at Queen’s University in Kingston.

Review

These stories about the North American Jewish experience explore lives
still scarred by the psychological fallout of the Holocaust. The
children and grandchildren of the survivors struggle with a past they
cannot fully comprehend and a present in which the guilt of survival is
bound up with their day-to-day existence. The stories gain their
strength from their psychological insight, lined with a dark humor; and
from their sense of intimacy and understanding. Vivid, thoughtful, and
totally spellbinding, Steinfeld’s stories have been filtered through
the remembrance of a collective past and demand our respect and
attention.

Citation

Steinfeld, J.J., “Dancing at the Club Holocaust,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 16, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/6436.