My Reconstructed Life

Eugen Schoenfeld, Kennesaw State University


In My Reconstructed Life Eugen Schoenfeld tells the improbable story of his life. Born in a small shtetl in the Carpathian Mountains, Schoenfeld became a professor of Sociology at Georgia State University. The fact that a small boy from this background would become a professor is noteworthy in and of itself. What makes it remarkable, however, is that between one axis of his life-his youth in a small Jewish community in Hungary's mountains-and the other-his distinguished career at a state university-he endured and survived the Holocaust. Though each life is uniquely valuable, the course of Schoenfeld's life reminds us of the tremendous intellectual and professional losses perpetrated by the Holocaust. From Foreword by Deborah E. Lipstadt, Ph.D., Emory University, Atlanta, GA.