Remembering: Voices of the Holocaust: A New History in the Words of the Men and Women Who Survived

Remembering: Voices of the Holocaust: A New History in the Words of the Men and Women Who Survived

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by Lyn Smith
     
 

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A unique oral history of the entire span of the Holocaust based on interviews from the sound archives of the Imperial War Museum and the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

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A unique oral history of the entire span of the Holocaust based on interviews from the sound archives of the Imperial War Museum and the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Publishers Weekly
Elie Wiesel's Night may be topping bestseller lists, thanks to Oprah's book club, but there is still a need for other testimonies to the horrors of the Holocaust. Smith, who has recorded the experiences of survivors for London's Imperial War Museum, weaves together more than 100 accounts to construct a narrative of Nazi persecutions from the first anti-Semitic measures in 1933 through the liberation of the concentration camps. Atrocities, cruelties and random acts of kindness are recounted, fueled by a fierce need to preserve the truth for future generations. The strength of this collection is deepened by the inclusion of the experiences of Jehovah's Witnesses, Gypsies, members of German police battalions and resistance fighters. The most horrific anecdotes evoke the suffering of German, Polish and Czech Jews in overcrowded ghettos and extermination centers, somehow managing to outwit and, against all odds, overcome the final solution by luck and their persistent will to live. This is an extraordinary work of scholarship and a reminder of the power of individual stories, which can bring home the horrors of WWII more forcefully than abstract numbers. B&w photos. (May) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786734061
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/20/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Lyn Smith was involved in the creation of the Holocaust sound archive at the Imperial War Museum from its inception. She has been interviewing Holocaust survivors for over twenty-five years. She is also a lecturer in International Politics at the Open University in the UK.

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Remembering: Voices of the Holocaust: A New History in the Words of the Men and Women Who Survived 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly liked it!!! I though it was a great book. It depends on what kind of holocaust book your looking for, this is a great book. I think its a good book!!! I reccomend it!!!!