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The Way We Were: Biography of the 1948 Generation

The Way We Were: Biography of the 1948 Generation

June 6, 2019

Israel Studies, Culture & Jewish Thought

TLV1 – Prof. Emerita Hanna Yablonka, who developed the first Israel studies program at Ben-Gurion University and spent her academic life dedicated to researching the stories of Survivors, discusses her book, “Children by the Book: Biography of a Generation.”

Prof. Hanna Yablonka

“I had it as a dream in my mind that once I was a full professor, I would write this book,” says Prof. Yablonka.

The book has quickly grown to be a bestseller. Listen to her as she paints a collective portrait of a unique generation of Israelis who were born together with the State of Israel.

“Our parents viewed us as a remedy, as an experience of remedy, because all of their hopes were focused on us as the first generation who doesn’t know what the experience of being a minority is,” says Prof. Yablonka.

“We are the first generation who doesn’t know what anti-Semitism is, and actually we represent the beginning of a new era.”

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