In My Brother's Image

In My Brother's Image : Twin Brothers Separated by Faith after the Holocaust

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In My Brother's Image is the extraordinary story of Eugene Pogany's father and uncle-identical twin brothers born in Hungary of Jewish parents but raised as devout Catholic converts until the Second World War unraveled their family. In eloquent prose, Pogany portrays how the Holocaust destroyed the brothers' close childhood bond: his father, a survivor of a Nazi internment camp, denounced Christianity and returned to the Judaism of his birth, while his uncle, who found shelter in an Italian monastic community during the war, became a Catholic priest. Even after emigrating to America the brothers remained estranged, each believing the other a traitor to their family's faith. This tragic memoir is a rich, moving family portrait as well as an objective historical account of the rupture between Jews and Catholics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • portraits
  • 0141002247
  • 9780141002248
  • 826,794

About Eugene Pogany

Eugene L. Pogany is a practicing psychologist in Boston. A frequent speaker on anti-Semitism and Jewish-Catholic relations, he has written for Cross Currents, Sh'ma, Jewishfamily.com, and the Jewish Advocate.
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Review quote

"Highly readable and deeply inspiring.... I recommend it to all readers who wish to know more about what happened to European Jewry during the Holocaust." --Elie Wiesel

"A gripping, wrenching tale, a powerful addition to the Holocaust literature." --The Boston Globe
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Prologue: Sorrow in Search of Memory
Chapter 1: Departing
Chapter 2: Crossing Over
Chapter 3: Crucible
Chapter 4: Providence
Chapter 5: Harbingers
Chapter 6: Exile
Chapter 7: Breach
Chapter 8: Flight
Chapter 9: Sanctuary
Chapter 10: Betrayals
Chapter 11: Path of Sorrow
Chapter 12: Samaritans
Chapter 13: Death and Resurrection
Chapter 14: Ascension
Chapter 15: Reunion
Chapter 16: Disarmed
Chapter 17: "Jew Priest"
Chapter 18: Revisiting
Chapter 19: Memoria Passionis
Chapter 20: Mourning
Chapter 21: Remembrance
Notes
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