The lost a search for six of six million

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the lost a search for six of six million

The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn

Depuis qu’il est enfant, Daniel Mendelsohn sait que son grand-oncle Shmiel, sa femme et leurs quatre filles ont été tués, quelque part dans l’est de la Pologne, en 1941. Comment, quand, où exactement ? Nul ne peut lui en dire plus. Et puis il découvre ces lettres désespérées écrites en 1939 par Shmiel à son frère, installé en Amérique, des lettres pressant sa famille de les aider à partir, des lettres demeurées sans réponse... Parce qu’il a voulu savoir ce qui s’est passé, parce qu’il a voulu donner un visage à ces six disparus, Daniel Mendelsohn est parti sur leurs traces, rencontrant, année après année, des témoins épars dans une douzaine de pays. Cette quête, il en a fait un livre, puzzle vertigineux, roman policier haletant, plongée dans l’Histoire et l’oubli – un chef-d’œuvre.

« Daniel Mendelsohn a écrit une œuvre puissamment émouvante sur le passé ; perdu ; d’une famille, qui rappelle à la fois l’opulence des œuvres en prose de Proust et les textes elliptiques de W.G. Sebald. Une réussite exceptionnelle. » Joyce Carol Oates
« Les Disparus est une bouleversante enquête de détective à part entière, doublée d’un questionnement sur les interventions énigmatiques de Dieu dans les affaires humaines, et approfondie par une réflexion sur la part d’inéluctable et d’incompréhensible que le hasard introduit dans l’Histoire. » John Maxwell Cœtzee
« Entre épopée et intimité, méditation et suspense, tragédie et hilarité, Les Disparus est un livre merveilleux. » Jonathan Safran Fœr « Mendelsohn réussit à assembler un tableau immensément humain dans lequel chaque témoin a un visage et chaque visage une histoire et un destin. » Elie Wiesel
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Daniel Mendelsohn's The Lost is the story of his search for six relatives, his grandfather's brother's family, who were killed in the Holocaust. The search is ocean-going and slow to unfold—held back, yet pushed on by its watery domain. The book presents a handful of memories from a handful of survivors and witnesses, many over 80, from one Polish town. Yet even the mealiest of recollections carry a mystery—and it is this mystery about what might have happened to the six that has aggrieved others and consumes Mendelsohn. The book is a testament to, and an enactment of, the trappings of memory's rituals: how we linger, defend, indulge, and exhaust what we hope to believe about the past, and what we must relinquish as speculation. To plumb its depth, Mendelsohn must reawaken the dormant yet simmering ache of the Jews, re-grieve their loss, if the book is to be true.

The dazzling whiteness of the overexposed image, whose content is impossible to make out, seeps into and blurs the edges of the surrounding sepia photographs. As a result, it is not so much the readable images as the glaring absence of the central photograph that piques our attention by its refusal to reveal that which it so conspicuously obscures. What distinguishes The Lost from these texts, however, is not only the generational difference—Mendelsohn belongs to the generation of grandchildren of Holocaust survivors—but also his relationship to the people whose story he sets out to reconstruct. Playing on the exceptional narrative dexterity such an approach requires, Mendelsohn adds yet another layer of complexity to his text by framing each section with commentaries of individual parashot from the Book of Genesis that carefully explicate and relate key stories from the Torah to the events Mendelsohn narrates. Still in other passages Mendelsohn

In his attempts to rescue from oblivion a single family's fate, Daniel Mendelsohn draws us more deeply into the experience of the Holocaust.
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3 thoughts on “The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn

  1. The Lost begins as the story of a boy who grew up in a family haunted by the disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust—an unmentionable subject that gripped his imagination from earliest childhood.

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