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“A displaced writer of displaced fiction who has made of displacement and disorientation a subject uniquely his own.”—Philip Roth


Aharon Appelfeld was a novelist who resided in Israel but focused on the world that surrounded his childhood—Jewish life in Europe before, during, and after World War II. Appelfield’s sparse, metaphorical fiction evokes rather than outright describes these tragic events and the horrors of the Holocaust.


The Age of Wonders

“A beautifully composed and profoundly moving work of fiction. No one surpasses Aharon Appelfeld in portraying the crisis of European civilization both before and after the second World War”—Irving Howe

Thirty years after the war long over, Bruno travels from his home in Jerusalem to the Austrian town of his childhood. What he encounters in that town, “now clean of Jews,” means something more than confronting his own profound losses.


Badenheim 1939

“The sorcery of Badenheim 1939 lies in the success with which the author has concocted a narrative involving rather ordinary characters and made their experienced profoundly symbolic yet never hollow.”—The New York Times

It is spring 1939. And Badenheim, a resort town vaguely in the orbit of Vienna, is preparing for its summer season. Vacationers arrive as they always have, but soon their vacation begins to take on the lineaments of undefined disaster.

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A small masterpiece of world literature, set in Europe months before the Nazis began their rise.

It is spring 1939. And Badenheim, a resort town vaguely in the orbit of Vienna, is preparing for its summer season. The vacationers arrive as they always have, a sampling of Jewish middle-class life: the impresario Dr. Pappenheim, his musicians, and their conductor; the bubbly Frau Tsauberblit; the historian, Dr. Fussholdt, and his much younger wife; the “readers,” twins with a passion for Rilke; a child prodigy; a commercial traveler; a rabbi.

The list of guests grows longer as the summer goes on. Receiving them in the town are the residents: the pharmacist and his worried wife, the hotelier and his large staff, the pastry shop owner and his irritable baker, Sally and Gertie (two prostitutes), and, mysteriously, the bland inspectors from the “Sanitation Department.”

Finally, the vacationers, whose numbers have now increased by the forced crowding-in of other Jews hardly on vacation, become de facto prisoners in their familiar resort; their “vacation” begins to take on the lineaments of undefined disaster.

Author, and Holocaust survivor, Aharon Appelfeld created a world in Badenheim 1939 that has only gained power for readers since its publication in 1980. Philip Roth called Appelfeld “a displaced writer of displaced fiction who has made of displacement and disorientation a subject uniquely his own.”

Review

“The sorcery of Badenheim 1939 lies in the success with which the author has concocted a narrative involving rather ordinary characters and made their experienced profoundly symbolic yet never hollow.”―Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

“As real as Kafka’s unnamed Prague . . . imbued with a Watteau-like melancholy.”―Gabriel Annan, New York Review of Books

“Magical . . . gliding from a kind of romantic realism into universal allegory.”―Peter Prescott, Newsweek

“The writing flows seamlessly . . . a small masterpiece.”―Irving Howe, New York Times Book Review

From the Inside Flap

Badenheim 1939 owes everything to its author''s astonishing capacity to recreate the energies and confusions of innocent and uncomprehending victims who, always loyal to civility and social graces, fail to even dimly see the cruel terms of their imminent fate.

From the Back Cover

It is the spring of 1939 in the age of anxiety. In months Europe will be Hitler''s. And Badenheim, a resort town vaguely in the orbit of Vienna, is preparing for its summer season. The vacationers arrive as they always have, a sampling of Jewish middleclass life: the impresario Dr. Pappenheim, his musicians, and their conductor; the gay Frau Tsauberblit; the historian Dr. Fussholdt and his much younger wife; the ''readers, '' twins whose passion for Rilke is featured on their program; a child prodigy; a commercial traveler; a rabbi. The list waxes as the summer wanes. To receive them in the town are the pharmacist and his worried wife, the hotelier and his large staff, the pastry shop owner and his irritable baker, Sally and Gertie (two quite respectable prostitutes), and, mysteriously, the bland inspectors from the "Sanitation Department."

The story unfolds as matter-of-factly as a Chekhov play. The characters on stage are so deeply held by their defensive daily trivia that they manage to misconstrue every signal of their fate. Finally, de facto prisoners in their familiar resort, the vacationers, now increased by the forced crowding-in of other Jews hardly on vacation, take on the lineaments of undefined disaster. The text builds a sense of foreboding in which each human detail is so persuasive, so right in its fidelity to the terrible evasions of the time, that it leaves the reader transformed by what he and the author know must happen to Badenheim''s people.

Badenheim 1939 owes everything to its author''s astonishing capacity to recreate the energies and confusions of innocent and uncomprehending victims who, always loyal to civility and social graces, fail to even dimly see thecruel terms of their imminent fate.

About the Author

Aharon Appelfeld was a Holocaust survivor and one of Israel''s most acclaimed authors. Philip Roth, writing in the New York Times Book Review, called Appelfeld “a displaced writer of displaced fiction, who has made of displacement and disorientation a subject uniquely his own.”



Dalya Bilu is the translator of A.B. Yehoshua, Aharon Appelfeld, and many others. She has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Israel Culture and Education Ministry Prize for Translation, and the Jewish Book Council Award for Hebrew-English Translation.

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Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2021
This novel is a powerful and memorable contribution to Holocaust literature. Jewish residents and vacationers in the quaint, arty town of Badenheim face increasing restrictions on their daily lives and -- if they are willing to look -- their futures. Reminds me a bit of... See more
This novel is a powerful and memorable contribution to Holocaust literature. Jewish residents and vacationers in the quaint, arty town of Badenheim face increasing restrictions on their daily lives and -- if they are willing to look -- their futures. Reminds me a bit of Brecht''s "The Jewish Wife," combined with (as many other critics have noted) the style of Kafka.
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This is a book about how fascism can creep up on you and is mostly carried out by bureaucrats who have no visible animosity, but are "just doing their jobs". Fascism is shown here not as a snarling monster that announces itself with gnashing teeth, but more like a... See more
This is a book about how fascism can creep up on you and is mostly carried out by bureaucrats who have no visible animosity, but are "just doing their jobs". Fascism is shown here not as a snarling monster that announces itself with gnashing teeth, but more like a discomfort in your abdomen that turns out to be a stage 4 tumor by the time you get it looked at during a routine exam. I don''t want to spoil anything, but you should read it. It''s a little slow here and there, but slim and you can get through it quickly.
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An elusive allegory for the early stages of the Holocaust
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2015
I had expected to love this book, but I found it both discomfiting and slightly alienating. It tells the story of upper-class Austrian Jews who intend to spend the summer in a spa town (Badenheim), only to find themselves under quarantine before deportation to Poland under... See more
I had expected to love this book, but I found it both discomfiting and slightly alienating. It tells the story of upper-class Austrian Jews who intend to spend the summer in a spa town (Badenheim), only to find themselves under quarantine before deportation to Poland under mysterious circumstances. The writing is very subtle. The plot line and focus of the narration are often lost.

The book is clearly an allegory for the Holocaust. The town''s Sanitation Department starts investigating everyone''s premises, surveys their possessions, and soon requires that all Jews register. Gentiles leave the town, which is then surrounded by wire and sentries. Occasionally, other Austrian Jews find their way to Badenheim or are sent there. The Austrian authorities half-heartedly attempt to convince the residents that they would like living in Poland (and most of the Austrian Jews are of Polish descent). Life among the sealed town''s residents is sometimes fraught with tensions and dissent and sometimes bacchanalia. Eventually, the residents are compelled (though without any violence and minimal police) to walk to the train station for a train to Poland.

One thing that really threw me off was the title. The original, Hebrew title is "Badenhaim Ir Nofesh," which means "Badenheim, resort town." But the translator called the book "Badenheim 1939." By putting "1939" in the title, she totally messed up the historical context...or gave the book a historical context that doesn''t work. In 1939, Austria was already part of Nazi Germany. As a result, Austrian Jews already faced extreme discrimination and control -- not the gradual increase in this book. In 1939, with Austria as part of Nazi Germany, there were no more Austrian government authorities -- just Nazi German officials (many of whom had been Austrians, of course). And the authorities were not subtle or gentle with the Jews. In the summer of 1939, Poland was not under Nazi control, and Austrian Jews could not be sent there willy-nilly. The book is a fable, but by giving it the wrong title, the translator has incorrectly situated it in a real historical context.
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Very nice little book that tells the story of Jewish people in Austria who were hoodwinked by the Nazis into thinking they were being taken to a small village to work but were instead sent to a concentration camp.
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I''d read a lot about him and his time in WWII so I had to grab something by him. Lyrically written and intriguing.
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“A displaced writer of displaced fiction who has made of displacement and disorientation a subject uniquely his own.”—Philip Roth


Aharon Appelfeld was a novelist who resided in Israel but focused on the world that surrounded his childhood—Jewish life in Europe before, during, and after World War II. Appelfield’s sparse, metaphorical fiction evokes rather than outright describes these tragic events and the horrors of the Holocaust.


The Age of Wonders

“A beautifully composed and profoundly moving work of fiction. No one surpasses Aharon Appelfeld in portraying the crisis of European civilization both before and after the second World War”—Irving Howe

Thirty years after the war long over, Bruno travels from his home in Jerusalem to the Austrian town of his childhood. What he encounters in that town, “now clean of Jews,” means something more than confronting his own profound losses.


Badenheim 1939

“The sorcery of Badenheim 1939 lies in the success with which the author has concocted a narrative involving rather ordinary characters and made their experienced profoundly symbolic yet never hollow.”—The New York Times

It is spring 1939. And Badenheim, a resort town vaguely in the orbit of Vienna, is preparing for its summer season. Vacationers arrive as they always have, but soon their vacation begins to take on the lineaments of undefined disaster.

Description

Product Description

A small masterpiece of world literature, set in Europe months before the Nazis began their rise.

It is spring 1939. And Badenheim, a resort town vaguely in the orbit of Vienna, is preparing for its summer season. The vacationers arrive as they always have, a sampling of Jewish middle-class life: the impresario Dr. Pappenheim, his musicians, and their conductor; the bubbly Frau Tsauberblit; the historian, Dr. Fussholdt, and his much younger wife; the “readers,” twins with a passion for Rilke; a child prodigy; a commercial traveler; a rabbi.

The list of guests grows longer as the summer goes on. Receiving them in the town are the residents: the pharmacist and his worried wife, the hotelier and his large staff, the pastry shop owner and his irritable baker, Sally and Gertie (two prostitutes), and, mysteriously, the bland inspectors from the “Sanitation Department.”

Finally, the vacationers, whose numbers have now increased by the forced crowding-in of other Jews hardly on vacation, become de facto prisoners in their familiar resort; their “vacation” begins to take on the lineaments of undefined disaster.

Author, and Holocaust survivor, Aharon Appelfeld created a world in Badenheim 1939 that has only gained power for readers since its publication in 1980. Philip Roth called Appelfeld “a displaced writer of displaced fiction who has made of displacement and disorientation a subject uniquely his own.”

Review

“The sorcery of Badenheim 1939 lies in the success with which the author has concocted a narrative involving rather ordinary characters and made their experienced profoundly symbolic yet never hollow.”―Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

“As real as Kafka’s unnamed Prague . . . imbued with a Watteau-like melancholy.”―Gabriel Annan, New York Review of Books

“Magical . . . gliding from a kind of romantic realism into universal allegory.”―Peter Prescott, Newsweek

“The writing flows seamlessly . . . a small masterpiece.”―Irving Howe, New York Times Book Review

From the Inside Flap

Badenheim 1939 owes everything to its author''s astonishing capacity to recreate the energies and confusions of innocent and uncomprehending victims who, always loyal to civility and social graces, fail to even dimly see the cruel terms of their imminent fate.

From the Back Cover

It is the spring of 1939 in the age of anxiety. In months Europe will be Hitler''s. And Badenheim, a resort town vaguely in the orbit of Vienna, is preparing for its summer season. The vacationers arrive as they always have, a sampling of Jewish middleclass life: the impresario Dr. Pappenheim, his musicians, and their conductor; the gay Frau Tsauberblit; the historian Dr. Fussholdt and his much younger wife; the ''readers, '' twins whose passion for Rilke is featured on their program; a child prodigy; a commercial traveler; a rabbi. The list waxes as the summer wanes. To receive them in the town are the pharmacist and his worried wife, the hotelier and his large staff, the pastry shop owner and his irritable baker, Sally and Gertie (two quite respectable prostitutes), and, mysteriously, the bland inspectors from the "Sanitation Department."

The story unfolds as matter-of-factly as a Chekhov play. The characters on stage are so deeply held by their defensive daily trivia that they manage to misconstrue every signal of their fate. Finally, de facto prisoners in their familiar resort, the vacationers, now increased by the forced crowding-in of other Jews hardly on vacation, take on the lineaments of undefined disaster. The text builds a sense of foreboding in which each human detail is so persuasive, so right in its fidelity to the terrible evasions of the time, that it leaves the reader transformed by what he and the author know must happen to Badenheim''s people.

Badenheim 1939 owes everything to its author''s astonishing capacity to recreate the energies and confusions of innocent and uncomprehending victims who, always loyal to civility and social graces, fail to even dimly see thecruel terms of their imminent fate.

About the Author

Aharon Appelfeld was a Holocaust survivor and one of Israel''s most acclaimed authors. Philip Roth, writing in the New York Times Book Review, called Appelfeld “a displaced writer of displaced fiction, who has made of displacement and disorientation a subject uniquely his own.”



Dalya Bilu is the translator of A.B. Yehoshua, Aharon Appelfeld, and many others. She has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Israel Culture and Education Ministry Prize for Translation, and the Jewish Book Council Award for Hebrew-English Translation.

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