Book I Want You to Know We re Still Here

Download or read I Want You to Know We re Still Here PDF, written by Esther Safran Foer and published by Crown. This book was released on 2020-03-31 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS FINALIST • “Part personal quest, part testament, and all thoughtfully, compassionately written.”—The Washington Post “Esther Safran Foer is a force of nature: a leader of the Jewish people, the matriarch of America’s leading literary family, an eloquent defender of the proposition that memory matters. And now, a riveting memoirist.”—Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where the past was too terrible to speak of. The child of parents who were each the sole survivors of their respective families, for Esther the Holocaust loomed in the backdrop of daily life, felt but never discussed. The result was a childhood marked by painful silences and continued tragedy. Even as she built a successful career, married, and raised three children, Esther always felt herself searching. So when Esther’s mother casually mentions an astonishing revelation—that her father had a previous wife and daughter, both killed in the Holocaust—Esther resolves to find out who they were, and how her father survived. Armed with only a black-and-white photo and a hand-drawn map, she travels to Ukraine, determined to find the shtetl where her father hid during the war. What she finds reshapes her identity and gives her the opportunity to finally mourn. I Want You to Know We’re Still Here is the poignant and deeply moving story not only of Esther’s journey but of four generations living in the shadow of the Holocaust. They are four generations of survivors, storytellers, and memory keepers, determined not just to keep the past alive but to imbue the present with life and more life.

Book We are Still Here

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  • Author : Rebecca Liebermann Nissel
  • Publisher : Gefen Publishing House Ltd
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9789652293749
  • Pages : 183 pages

Download or read We are Still Here PDF, written by Rebecca Liebermann Nissel and published by Gefen Publishing House Ltd. This book was released on 2006 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pp. 9-334 contain 39 chapters, many of which were originally written as individual essays. Citron is a Holocaust survivor from Poland; the foreword (p. 1-5) relates her experiences in 1942-45, when at the age of thirteen she was deported to Auschwitz, then sent to various work camps. In April 1945 she and her mother were placed in a cattle-car transport with ca. 1,000 women, which was bombed by the Allies near Berlin; she and her mother survived, but about 500 women were killed in the bombing. Later she settled in Israel. The chapters discuss issues such as the roots of antisemitism, Christian hatred of the Jews throughout the centuries, anti-Jewish propaganda on the part of the Church, the Nazis, and now the Arabs who aim to destroy the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The indictment is against all of the forces who in the past and in the present have hated the Jews and wished to destroy them. Pp. 335-356 contain 13 appendixes relating to the Arab conflict with Israel.

Book From Hell to Redemption

Download or read From Hell to Redemption PDF, written by Boris Kacel and published by . This book was released on 1998 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a youngster, Boris Kacel enjoyed a carefree life with his family in Riga, Latvia, until 1941, when German troops crossed the Ukraine border. Now in his later years, Kacel felt compelled to detail his experiences of man's inhumanity to man and his fight for survival during the Holocaust--lest these atrocities be forgotten. Kacel will contribute the proceeds of this book to preserve the memory of the vanished Jewish community of Riga, Latvia. 20 illustrations.

Book The 23rd Psalm

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  • Author : George Lucius Salton
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2002-09-04
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read The 23rd Psalm PDF, written by George Lucius Salton and published by . This book was released on 2002-09-04 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author relates the story of how he survived in ten different concentration camps and his liberation by the Americans.

Book Life Beyond the Holocaust

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  • Author : Mira Ryczke Kimmelman
  • Publisher : Univ Tennessee Press
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 9781572334359
  • Pages : 355 pages

Download or read Life Beyond the Holocaust PDF, written by Mira Ryczke Kimmelman and published by Univ Tennessee Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “For the rare Jews of Poland who managed to survive the Holocaust, the very idea of a return to what had been one’s homeland might seem both physically and psychologically impossible, perhaps even absurd. Yet it is precisely this paradoxical journey that Mira Kimmelman undertakes with great dignity and generosity. In words that are both direct and intimate, she exposes the ambivalence of what it means to learn to live again after Auschwitz—to experience love, raise a family, and assume a steadfast place in the Jewish community of a new land. At the same time, she acknowledges the abyss of losses that can never be retrieved. Perhaps even more importantly, Mira reveals how the pain of a return is transformed into a new adventure of discovery and reconciliation to be shared with her sons, their families, and her readers for generations to come.”—Karen D. LevyProfessor of French StudiesUniversity of Tennessee“This book is written with intelligence, sensitivity, and eloquence. As a post-Holocaust memoir, it is an excellent volume, inasmuch as it brings out the scope of the Holocaust, its impact on future generations, and how it affects our understanding of past generations. The author explores and elucidates the problems of liberation from death and the return to life that forever confront Holocaust survivors.” —David Patterson Bornblum Chair in Judaic Studies University of Memphis“Life beyond the Holocaust brings to mind in its power to document painful memories Primo Levi’s The Reawakening. Ms. Kimmelman’s memoir is, above all, a beautiful love story of herself and her husband, Max. She writes in a vernacular style that evokes her experiences with specific details. Her book is alive … and celebrates in good prose human values triumphing over radical evil.” —Hugh Nissenson

Book Holocaust Memoir Digest

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  • Author : Esther Goldberg
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 184 pages

Download or read Holocaust Memoir Digest PDF, written by Esther Goldberg and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Holocaust Memoir Digest consists of detailed summaries of the published memoirs of Holocaust survivors. For some survivors, the need to write and record their eyewitness accounts began as soon as the war ended; for others, it is their advancing years that have created the impetus to publish their personal testimonies. Their memoirs have become a body of knowledge, which the Holocaust Memoir Digest presents in a standardized format. The Digest uses quotations from each memoir to convey the experiences, personality and perspectives of the author in a concise and comprehensive manner.

Book Never to be Forgotten

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  • Author : Beatrice Muchman
  • Publisher : KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780881255980
  • Pages : 152 pages

Download or read Never to be Forgotten PDF, written by Beatrice Muchman and published by KTAV Publishing House, Inc.. This book was released on 1997 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a child whose family fled Nazi Germany to occupied Belgium and later entrusted her care to a Catholic woman, the author was too young to understand her parents' motives. As Muchman (now a teacher in Illinois) shares in this healing memoir, not until adulthood did she finally learn the true nature of this perceived abandonment--from documents inherited from the American uncle who adopted her after her parents were killed. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Book Imagery from Genesis in Holocaust Memoirs

Download or read Imagery from Genesis in Holocaust Memoirs PDF, written by Deborah Lee Prescott and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-04-26 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the life stories of Holocaust survivors, biblical imagery can be invoked to explicate the unexplainable, to make real the unreal. This text examines the role of Genesis in the autobiographies of survivors. Three main concerns converge: the literary nature of Biblical allusion, the contextual history of the Holocaust, and Midrashic considerations that arise from biblical reference. Chapters examine references to Adam and Eve's expulsion from paradise, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, the Akeda, Jacob's struggle with the angel, and Cain's murder of Abel.

Book Hell and Other Destinations

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  • Author : Madeleine Albright
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2022-04-26
  • ISBN : 0063251701
  • Pages : 490 pages

Download or read Hell and Other Destinations PDF, written by Madeleine Albright and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2022-04-26 with total page 490 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Richly detailed. . . an intimate portrait of a diplomat.” —New Yorker From the seven-time New York Times bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright—among history's most admired and tireless public servants—a revealing, funny, and inspiring reflection on the challenge of continuing one’s career far beyond the normal age of retirement In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America’s first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. “I don’t want to be remembered,” she answered. “I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last.” In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright was in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. After leaving the State Department, she blazed her own trail—and gave voice to millions who yearned for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age. Hell and Other Destinations reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman who had a matchless zest for life.

Book On the Fields of Loneliness

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  • Author : Hersch Altman
  • Publisher : Holocaust Survivors Memoirs project
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 184 pages

Download or read On the Fields of Loneliness PDF, written by Hersch Altman and published by Holocaust Survivors Memoirs project. This book was released on 2006 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs of a Jew born in 1930 in Brzeżany (eastern Galicia). Notes that the Soviet occupation of his town in 1939-41 did not halt antisemitism, but rather reinforced it. Under German occupation, Altman's father was killed on Yom Kippur of 1941. With his mother and sisters, he attempted to leave Brzeżany and hide with non-Jews; but his three sisters were killed, and he and his mother returned to the Brzeżany ghetto. After the last roundup in June 1943, during which he hid in a bunker prepared by relatives, Altman left the town. He lived in a small family camp in the forest, but after a Nazi raid, he, his cousin and her fiancé left the camp and were hidden and helped by various Polish and Ukrainian peasants. In 1944 they were liberated by the Soviets. After the war, Altman settled in the USA.

Book Between My Father and the Old Fool

Download or read Between My Father and the Old Fool PDF, written by Maier Cahan and published by Mesorah Publications, Limited. This book was released on 2004 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs of a Jew born in 1924 to a hasidic family in Lower Vishiva, which had been in Romania but was ceded by the Nazis to Hungary. After the Nazi occupation in 1944 Cahan and his father, stepmother, and six half-siblings were interned in the ghetto of Upper Vishiva. Cahan was soon inducted into a military labor service unit and sent to Germany, where he worked at Flossenbürg, Ohrdruf, and several other camps. Stresses efforts made by himself and some others to observe religious practices, even in such dire circumstances. Cahan was eventually sent on a death march to Buchenwald, where he was liberated. He returned to Romania after the war, and emigrated to Belgium in 1961. His father, stepmother, and two half-brothers, as well as his sister and young niece, perished in the Holocaust; his four half-sisters survived. In addition, the members of a family that had befriended him while he was at a labor camp in Hungary, Moshe and Bella Gaspar and their daughter, Lily, were shot for providing refugees in Budapest with false documents.

Book The Tin Ring

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  • Author : Zdenka Fantlova
  • Publisher : McNidder and Grace Limited
  • Release : 2011-09-01
  • ISBN : 0857160311
  • Pages : 197 pages

Download or read The Tin Ring PDF, written by Zdenka Fantlova and published by McNidder and Grace Limited. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Review Zdenka Fantlová and her story made a lasting impression. She survived six concentration camps, endured horrors the like of which most of us can't begin to comprehend, yet never lost the will to live or her optimism for a better future. During her time in the camps she kept a little tin ring, made for her by her boyfriend. She risked her life to keep this humble object that meant so much to her. --Fiona Bruce, BBC's Antiques Roadshow and BBC News This book is unique in many ways. Not only is it an autobiographical narrative of exceptional quality and sensitivity, not only does it relate events and experiences of an extraordinary life full of suffering, passion and resilience, not only does the author emerge as a most remarkable human being brimming with compassion, curiosity and zest for life but, above all, this book, in a most subtle way, is also highly original in its approach and this deserves to be acknowledged, appreciated, welcomed and applauded. Above all, this book is an extremely rare testimony of defiance against brutalisation and humiliation, it is a humble expression of the power of endurance and love, it is written with sincerity and sensitivity and it is a book that makes us think and question life and human relationships in surprisingly refreshing ways. --Renos K. Papadopoulos, Professor and Director of the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees, University of Essex An Incredible Story. --BBC Television An unforgettable memoir. Deserves to be read for its unique story and for its shared message about the unrelentingly strong human spirit.--Publishers Weekly Product Description Zdenka Fantlová's childhood was one of great happiness and her life was like that of any other teenager. However, everything changed when she was sent to Terezín concentration camp. Here she was given a tin ring by her first love Arno with 'Arno 13.6.1942' engraved on it. When he gave her the ring he said, 'That's for our engagement. And to keep you safe. If we are both alive when the war ends I will find you'. Arno was sent East on a penal transport later that same day; she never saw him again. After surviving six concentration camps Zdenka found herself at the hell that was Bergen Belsen. Of the man who gave her the mental strength to persevere, her Arno, she still keeps his tin ring close by her side. She realizes that her voice is one among many but hopes that the book will bring home to readers the fact that the camp inmates were human beings with families, friends and lovers. About the Author Zdenka Fantlová is one of the few living eye-witnesses to the horror of the Holocaust, to which she lost her entire family. For as long as she lives Zdenka is determined to tell her inspiring story of great love, one as uplifting as it is harrowing, to as many people as possible. Zdenka still keeps the tin ring, the symbol of Arno's

Book The Middle East  Abstracts and Index

Download or read The Middle East Abstracts and Index PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Abe s Story

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  • Author : Abram Korn
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read Abe s Story PDF, written by Abram Korn and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author relates his struggle to survive as a Jewish prisoner during World War II, describing his life in Jewish ghettos and concentration camps and his liberation from Buchenwald at the end of the war

Book The Tin Ring

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  • Author : Zdenka Fantlová
  • Publisher : McNidder & Grace
  • Release : 2022-07-28
  • ISBN : 0857162306
  • Pages : 309 pages

Download or read The Tin Ring PDF, written by Zdenka Fantlová and published by McNidder & Grace. This book was released on 2022-07-28 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Tin Ringis a moving memoir of love, loss and hope. This new edition has been published in celebration of Zdenka’s 100th birthday. Zdenka's peaceful life was changed forever when she was sent to Terezin concentration camp. Here, she was given a humble engraved tin ring by her first love Arno. She survived six concentration camps, endured horrors the like of which most of us can't begin to comprehend, yet never lost the will to live. When Arno gave her the ring he said, ‘That's for our engagement. And, to keep you safe. If we are both alive when the war ends I will find you.’The ring was the symbol of his love – a tin ring – that gave her the hope to endure unimaginable suffering and survive in the belief that they would one day be re-united. Zdenka protected this little tin ring with her life and with astonishing determination. Never falling into destructive self-pity, her compassion for other people, her sense of humour and the ability to take remarkable risks, are just part of Zdenka's indomitable spirit. Zdenka survived six concentration camps including Auschwitz, Gross Rosen, Mauthausen and Belsen – the worst of all. In the last chaotic days of the war in Belsen she crawled to a Red Cross post. There she was saved by an unknown British soldier to whom the book is dedicated.

Book Planet Dora

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  • Author : Yves Beon
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • Release : 1997-03-27
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 296 pages

Download or read Planet Dora PDF, written by Yves Beon and published by Westview Press. This book was released on 1997-03-27 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shocking linkages between Nazi concentration camp Dora, Nazi rocket scientists, and the American space program? Did the grandest technological achievement of the 20th century have origins in the Holocaust? Half a century ago, did a group of brilliant scientists make a Faustian bargain that still stains the foundation of our reach for the stars? Once you read PLANET DORA, you will never watch the launching of the Space Shuttle in quite the same way again. Index. Maps. Photos.

Book Yankele

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  • Author : Alex Gross
  • Publisher : University Press of Amer
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 262 pages

Download or read Yankele PDF, written by Alex Gross and published by University Press of Amer. This book was released on 2001 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Notwithstanding this, Yankele endures as a story of happiness, revealing the depths of faith, courage and honor - in spite of the odds - of this modern day Job."--BOOK JACKET.