A Confiscated Memory: Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage by Yfaat Weiss

A Confiscated Memory: Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost Heritage

byYfaat Weiss

Kobo ebook | December 27, 2011

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Until the War of 1948, Wadi Salib was an impoverished Arab neighborhood in Haifa, Israel. A single day of fighting uprooted its residents. Yet Wadi Salib retained its Arab name, even after Jewish immigrants from Morocco resettled it, replacing one layer of existence with another. In 1959, Misrahi protest against continual discrimination turned the neighborhood and into an icon of ethnic strife between Israeli Jews. Nevertheless, its Arab inscription and the acts committed there lingered in its stones.
Yfaat Weiss is professor in the Department of the History of the Jewish People and head of the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of various studies on German and Central European history, as well as on Jewish and Israeli h...
Title:A Confiscated Memory: Wadi Salib and Haifa's Lost HeritageFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 27, 2011Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231526261

ISBN - 13:9780231526265

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Table of Contents


Prologue: The Neighbors Who Get Rich on Our Account

1. War: Diachronic Neighbors
2. Commotion: "And I Wanted to Do Something Nice, Like They Have Up in Haddar"
3. Evacuation: City Lights
4. Khirbeh: Altneuland

Epilogue: Iphrat Goshen and His Wife Miriam Move Into Said's House in Hallisa


Editorial Reviews

[An] important contribution to the growing literature on collective memory and forgetting.