Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust, Second Edition

Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust, Second Edition

by Alexandra Zapruder (Editor)


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This stirring collection of diaries written by young people, aged twelve to twenty-two years, during the Holocaust has been fully revised and updated. Some of the writers were refugees, others were in hiding or passing as non-Jews, some were imprisoned in ghettos, and nearly all perished before liberation. This seminal National Jewish Book Award winner preserves the impressions, emotions, and eyewitness reportage of young people whose accounts of daily events and often unexpected thoughts, ideas, and feelings serve to deepen and complicate our understanding of life during the Holocaust.
The second paperback edition includes a new preface by Alexandra Zapruder examining the book’s history and impact. Simultaneously, a multimedia edition incorporates a wealth of new content in a variety of media, including photographs of the writers and their families, images of the original diaries, artwork made by the writers, historical documents, glossary terms, maps, survivor testimony (some available for the first time), and video of the author teaching key passages. In addition, an in-depth, interdisciplinary curriculum in history, literature, and writing developed by the author and a team of teachers, working in cooperation with the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves, is now available to support use of the book in middle- and high-school classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300205992
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Edition description: 2
Pages: 536
Sales rank: 191,901
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 4.30(d)

About the Author

Alexandra Zapruder was on the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and was writer and co-producer of I’m Still Here, an award-winning documentary for young people based on Salvaged Pages.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix

Acknowledgments to the Second Edition xix

Acknowledgments to the First Edition xxiii

Editor's Note xxvii

Introduction 1

1 Klaus Langer: Essen, Germany 13

2 Elisabeth Kaufmann: Paris, France 37

3 Peter Feigl: France 63

4 Moshe Flinker: Brussels, Belgium 90

5 Otto Wolf: Olomouc, Czechoslovakia 122

6 Petr Ginz and Eva Ginzová: Terezín Ghetto 160

7 Yitskhok Rudashevski: Vilna Ghetto 190

8 Anonymous Girl: Lódz Ghetto 226

9 Miriam Korber: Transnistria 243

10 Dawid Rubinowicz: Krajno, Poland 271

11 Elsa Binder: Stanislawów, Poland 301

12 Ilya Gerber: Kovno Getto 329

13 Anonymous Boy: Lódz Ghetto 361

14 Alice Ehrmann: Terezín Ghetto 395

Appendix I Young Diarists of the Holocaust 425

Appendix II At the Margins 447

Notes 455

Sources and Translators 479

Index of Names 481

Index of Subjects 487

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