'People Love Dead Jews': Lessons in Remembering

'People Love Dead Jews': Lessons in Remembering
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This is a beautiful book, and in its particular genre -- nonfiction meditations on the murder of Jews, particularly in the Holocaust, and the place of the dead in the American imagination -- it can have few rivals. In fact, I can't think of any. Dara Horn's project is hers alone: to consider how Jewish-American identity has been "defined and determined by the opinions and projections of others" -- most but not all of them well-meaning gentiles -- and, leaning directly into "that distorted public looking glass," to report her findings. 
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