My Handwriting Saved Me: Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor

My Handwriting Saved Me: Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor


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ISBN-13: 9780648015406
Publisher: Halm Style LLC
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 688,651
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Profile of my ancestors

The Halm ancestry

My family’s country

Avrom-Dovid and the family’s land

Boobe Bince’s troubles

Nelly’s chastity

Growing up in Tchorna Tisa

My early years

The importance of education

What’s in a name?

Our house on the prairie

A world of rivers

A matter of the weather

Living by the seasons

Living with snow and ice

Living together

Our Hutsul compatriots

A Jewish way of life

Our Jewish neighbours

Houses of worship

A mostly peaceful co-existence

Superstition for every occasion

More memories

A precarious life

A poor boy’s lunch

Always in trouble

My bar mitzvah

In the darkness

Changing times in Czechoslovakia

Life in Zakarpatska Ukraina

Hungarian occupation

Then came the Nazis

My grandmother’s funeral

Auschwitz to Australia

On the path to the camps

The benevolent SS

Mauthausen to Ebensee

A rash that saved my life

The end of the war

Prague city life

Going to Australia

Life in Australia

Connecting with the past

Searching for relatives

My mother’s later years

A visit to my homeland

Jasina at last

The road to Tchorna Tisa

A stranger in my own town

Return to the classroom

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My Handwriting Saved Me: Memoirs of a Holocaust Survivor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JayGr More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Albert tells his incredible life story, that is both traumatic and quite humorous at times. I loved the anecdotes about a bygone era, prevailing superstitions, Jewish and Ruthenian culture in the backwoods and the journey through concentration camps and liberation. Albert makes it clear that Australia - as far away from Europe as possible - has been good to him and he thrived in his newfound home. Great read!