Preface to the Reissue, 1977
Preface to the First Edition, 1966
At the Mind's Limits
How Much Home Does a Person Need?
On the Necessity and Impossibility of Being a Jew
Afterword by Sidney Rosenfeld
A devastating commentary on the experience and meaning of the Nazi Holocaust.
Jean Amery (1912-1978) was born in Vienna and in 1938 emigrated
to Belgium, where he joined the Resistance Movement. He was caught
by the Germans in 1943, tortured by the SS, and survived the next
two years in the concentration camps. He was author of seven
volumes of essays and two novels. He committed suicide in 1978.
Sidney Rosenfeld, Ph.D., Professor of German at Oberlin College, and Stella P. Rosenfeld, Ph.D., are cotranslators of Radical Humanism by Jean Amery and Jewish Life in Germany edited by M. Richarz.