Children of the Holocaust [NOOK Book]

Overview

Children of the Holocaust is a blend of memoir, reportage and oral history that examines the inter-generational transmission of trauma. Originally published in 1979, and translated into many languages, the book has become a classic. This Nook edition includes a new 30th anniversary preface by the author and an updated bibliography.

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Children of the Holocaust

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Overview

Children of the Holocaust is a blend of memoir, reportage and oral history that examines the inter-generational transmission of trauma. Originally published in 1979, and translated into many languages, the book has become a classic. This Nook edition includes a new 30th anniversary preface by the author and an updated bibliography.

Chosen as one of the New York Times Best Books of the Year, reviewers called Children of the Holocaust “a passionate, brilliantly illuminating work” and “an enormous achievement.”

The sequel to Children of the Holocaust, a family and social history of Central European Jews titled Where She Came From is also available on Nook.
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Editorial Reviews

Joan Barthel
[...] a very good book that's well worth the writing and the reading [...]
Howard Kaplan
[...] a passionate, brilliantly illuminating work.
Mark Briskman
[..] a reaffirmation of life, [...] a reaffirmation of the Jewish people.
Marjorie Glazer
All the stories are gripping and forceful, [...] with [Epstein's] own experiences, her words become passionate.
Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
An enormous achievement, heart-wrenching and unforgettable [...].
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011803673
  • Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press
  • Publication date: 10/2/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 572,074
  • File size: 402 KB

Meet the Author

Helen Epstein is the author of six books of literary non-fiction including the two memoirs Children of the Holocaust and Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for her Mother's History and the biography Joe Papp: An American Life. All three books were named New York Times Notable Books of the Year.

Her other works are Music Talks: The Lives of Classical Musicians; Tina Packer Builds a Theater; Meyer Schapiro: Portrait of an Art Historian; Memoir: How I Read, Write and Use It; The Shakespeare & Company Actor Training Experience; Ice Cream Man: 25 Years at Toscanini's in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and her translation of Heda Kovaly's classic memoir Under A Cruel Star. Her book on memoir, Ecrire La Vie, was published in 2009 by La Cause des Livres (Paris).

Born in Prague in 1947, Helen grew up in New York City, where she graduated from Hunter College High School in 1965. She became a journalist after the Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia of 1968 when her personal account was published in the Jerusalem Post.

In 1971, Helen graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and began freelancing for diverse publications including the New York Times where her first Magazine cover story on freelance musician Ed Birdwell ran in 1974. Her profiles of legendary musicians such as Vladimir Horowitz, Leonard Bernstein and Yo-Yo Ma are collected in Music Talks.

She began teaching journalism at New York University in 1974 and became the first woman in the journalism department to be awarded tenure. In 1986, she left NYU to move to the Boston area. She has an active speaking career and has lectured at a wide variety of venues including universities in Europe, North and South America; health organizations; high schools; synagogues, libraries and churches; the United States Military Academy at West Point; the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the U.S. Holocaust Museum. The mother of two grown sons, Helen shuttles between the Berkshires and the Boston area with her husband and blogs about the arts for www.theartsfuse.com
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