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Be the first to ask a question about For Two Thousand Years. His grandmother dies and he wishes she would have embraced it and died more easily.

Presented through the protagonist’s journal, the book meditates on what it means be a Jew.

Journal by Mihail Sebastian

You actually feel like clapping when one of them gets their watch stolen by a Russian soldier towards the end. The book came to me as a surprise. What remains from those years is not only the bloodied heads, the careers that were made and a steady engagement with anti-Semitism, but also a revolutionary spirit, a seed of a sincere rebellion against the world in which we live. I found this book nestled in the Military History section in a bookshop in Bucharest last year thinking it to be be a war diary or view of Romania or Bucharest’s part in the Second World War and have only now gotten around to reading it.

I believe it carries important messages from the past that are valid today, just as much as then.

It is an excellent chronicle of the period, written with sensitivity, critical spirit and fine humor by a very skillful author. It is hard to not see the Romanian people as a people who have endured much more than their fair share.

Mihail Sebastian

As weeks turn to months and months turn to years, the reader witnesses the gradual introduction of anti-Jewish laws. Refresh and try again.


Underlying For Two Thousand Years are the reflections of a young Jewish intellectual coming of age in the politically chaotic interwar period in Romania. He says that he understands the first ones as they are a zebastian but not the latter.

Quotes from Journal In the early parts of the book Sebastian and his fellow Jewish students suffer daily beatings at the University at the hands of the other students. Those people are not anti-Semite because they believe in the Jew danger, they believe in the Jew danger because they are anti-Semite.

For me to go around and join conferences demanding that my identity as a Jewish Romanian be taken seriously would be as crazy as the Jjurnalul Trees on the island where I was born to form a segastian demanding their rights to be Lime Trees. He has no binaries to present for you. With a wide range of characters, each largely different from t A Romanian author, Mihail Sebastian lived when Nazism was spreading across Europe. Legionarul jurnalului este Mircea Eliade.

The narrator has to deal with rampant antisemitism while a student, and, scarily, he almost seems to accept it – he has an odd view that Jewish people are instinctively martyrs and he resents his fellow Jews and much as he hates the thugs who attack him daily. More of that, please. Then, the pogroms start, WW2 starts as well after a while, he and his family become targets and everything changes. Only kurnalul through this history of warfare, victories, and kingdoms, does light pierce the mist.

How the effects of fascism were felt as one by one analogous anti-Semitic laws were introduced just like in Germany.

My parents who lived in Brasov – where Sebastian went sometimes to ski – told me that their house was confiscated, but not about the other struggles, or their fear that they could be deported any day.

However, starting from the school years the feeling of belonging to his country was denied to him, jurnaljl was not allowed to refer himself as part of the same people. Nemtii si hitlerismul au crapat.


Journal 1935-1944

I was most pleased to find this treasure. What revenge, for this music-loving juggler of girlfriends and scribbler of west-end comedies. Such a book is further proof of mihali we read, to feel less alone, to know others have felt as you do in the bare bones of existing. I can know, or say, that God does not exist, and recall with pleasure the physics and chemistry textbooks from school that gave him no place in the Universe. He does not consider himself a Zionist, tries not to get into fights as his other Jewish friends and struggles against the inclination to feel persecuted.

For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian

With the fact that I thought that the Romanian interbellum is glorified unjustly everywhere despite the rampant inequality and open discrimination and this book sort of shows everything wrong with the wonderful years o Ohlalala! Life in the oilfields left me cold.

Whoever has ever leaned against a tree, who has ever thought with melancholy of his loneliness, can’t fail to meet death without a feeling of being a bit above it, and smiling at it nonchalantly and indulgently, sebbastian friendliness, with gentle farewell, with a certain sensual thrill. I think, however, that it is something we have accustomed ourselves to do here, in the ghetto.

We are not always passionate about sebaetian, nor are we always courageous. As for the mass of people, they are jubilant. Un singur lucru apreciez la Mihail Sebastian: Damn destiny, surviving the war as a jew, and one year later dying in a car accident.