Jurek Becker: A Life in Five Worlds


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Jurek Becker, the author of the first comic novel on the Holocaust, Jacob the Liar , and other highly acclaimed works, was one of West Germany's most famous exiles from the GDR. A survivor of the Shoah-his mother died in a Nazi death camp-and witness to the Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe, Becker endured most of the trials that Jews experienced in Europe from the onset of World War II to the end of the Cold War. In the first biography of this fascinating figure, Sander Gilman tells the story of Becker's life in five ...

Jurek Becker: A Life in Five Worlds 2003, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226293936