Die Bukowiner Dimension als Erfahrung der „Andersartigkeit“ am Beispiel Alexander Spiegelblatts Kurzerzählung "In fartogikn groy" [Im Morgengrauen]

  • The historical events during 1918, which marked the dissolution of the Habsburg Monarchy, along with the violent acts of World War II were for the majority of the “Austrian-Bukovina” Jews the catalyst leading to profound identity disruption and disorientation. The destruction of the old “foundation” and the loss of the existential centre of reference were perceived by a large number of Bukovina Jews as extremely painful. The most of them continued to cultivate the old “Austrian” values. The experience during the war and the Holocaust shattered the survivors in an irremediable way. In this paper, I rely deliberately on the short story „In fartogikn groy” written by the Yiddish writer Alexander Spiegelblatt in order to illustrate the traumatic transition from a multinational to a “national(-istic)” construction, marked by severe and irreconcilable conflict between “old” and “new” values.

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Author:Francisca SolomonGND
Parent Title (German):Germanistische Beiträge
Publisher:Lehrstuhl für Germanistik an der Lucian-Blaga-Universität Sibiu/Hermannstadt
Place of publication:Sibiu / Hermannstadt
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2015
Year of first Publication:2015
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/01/20
Tag:Alexander Spiegelblatt; Bukovina Jews; Yiddish language; cultural identity; deportation
Page Number:13
First Page:41
Last Page:53
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Germanistische Beiträge / Germanistische Beiträge 37.2015
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht