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December 17, 1993 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-12-17

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warm milk. Helena, he believes,
will turn up at any moment.
Kapo explores the issue of
"how fear turns an ordinary hu-
man being into a monster," the
author says.
Mr. Tisma, the son of a Hun-
garian Jewish mother and Ser-
bian father, is a native of
Yugoslavia. A journalist and
poet, he offers this brief autobi-
ographical note:
"I was born in 1924 in a dusty
village near Novi Sad, which in
English means 'New Planta-
tion.' I was standing, 18 years
later, in the
midst of the oc-
cupation, with
my arm s
raised, in front
of the rifles of
one of the
Hungarian pa-
trols
who were
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carrying out a
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raid, going
from house to
house. During
this raid,
A German physician's 1904 study of the nose and its relation
where no one
to character and beauty. The scale runs from the child's nose
(I) to the "nose of the Jew" (X) (from The Case of Sigmund
was permitted
Freud.
to leave the
house or to
In The Case of Sigmund
look through the window, 2,000
Freud (Johns Hopkins),
citizens of Novi Sad were killed,
Sander Gilman considers how
most of them on the banks of
Freud's research in psycho-
the river Danube, which, as it
analysis came as a response to
was January, was covered by
the anti-Semitic theories ad-
ice. A hole was made in the ice
vanced by the medical commu-
for the men, women and chil-
nity of his day. Mr. Gilman
dren who were chased, naked,
suggests that Freud trans-
to the edge of that hole. After
formed particular charges
a bullet to their heads, they
against Jews into a universal
were pushed with boathooks
theory of what it means to be
under the ice, to float away.
human.
"I was not killed during the
Mr. Gilman is professor of
raid, but from then on I have
government at Cornell Univer-
stood with my hands up wait-
sity and professor of the histo-
ing to see what will happen to
ry of psychiatry at the Cornell
me. I began to write and after
Medical College.
years succeeded in finishing and
apo (Harcourt
publishing fiction, which was
Brace), by Alek-
my obsession — a way to attain
sandar Tisma, tells
peace with myself and with the
the story of Lami-
world."
an, a "survivor of a very differ-
eni and Sara Bear
ent kind." During World War
are going to their
II, Lamian was a kapo, a pris-
grandparents' home
oner who served as a camp
for Rosh Hashanah,
guard.
and the last thing they want to
After the war, Lamian re-
hear is that cousin Max will be
turns to his home in Bosnia. He
there.
constantly fears for his life and
But of course Max does show
is especially concerned about
up, which means Sara will get
Helena Lifka, one of the pris-
hit with a rubber band and Beni
oners he made sit naked on his
won't get any dates (Max gob-
lap in exchange for bread and
bles them up just before the

mong the scientific
certainties advanced
by the 18th- and 19th-
entury European
medical establishment were the
following:
1) The Jewish body was mal-
formed.
2) Jewish souls held a foul
odor.
3) Jews had a tendency to-
ward incest.
Imagine, then, what it was
like for a man like Sigmund
Freud to come on the Vienna
medical scene.

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Beni Bear comes to truly un-
derstand the meaning of start-
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slate.
Happy New Year is filled
with colorful illustrations of
Beni and his family and in-
cludes a recipe for Tante Rose's
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A 'Study' Of Noses,
An Unusual Survivor,
And A Bear Named Beni

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