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Foreword My Roots The Holocaust, Ever-Present The Shoah Epidemic Defeating Hitler Remembering the Weimar Republic Lessons from the Holocaust Balancing Heroism and the Shoah The Eichmann Trial Owning the Holocaust A New Judaism Making God Smile Again I Shall Live
AVRAHAM BURG is the former Speaker of the Knesset in Israel (1999-2003). He has been active in politics as a leader in the Labour Party and the One Israel party. His article in The Guardian called 'The End of Zionism' was widely read and debated. He lives with his wife in Nataf, a small village outside Jerusalem.
'Short of being Prime Minister, Burg could not be higher in the Zionist establishment.' - David Remnick, The New Yorker '...a compelling mix of polemic, personal memoir, homage to his parents and meditation on Judaism.' - Donald Macintyre, The Independent 'This is an important book by a very courageous man... In Burg's view Israel must move beyond Hitler's poisoned legacy; Jews and Israelis must stop invoking the memory of the Holocaust in paranoid self-justification at every turn. If they cannot or will not do this, the Middle East will never see peace and Israel has no future.' - Tony Judt, bestselling author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 and Professor at New York University 'This fascinating and thought-provoking book should be read by every person who cares about Israel. Burg's central theme is that Israeli leaders use the memory of the Holocaust in ways that are warping the country's soul, creating unnecessary fear, and making it impossible to achieve peace with the Palestinians.' - John J. Mearsheimer, bestselling author of The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy and Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago 'It is by turns incisive and hard-hitting...It is also extremely important.' - The Jewish Daily Forward