Shards of Memory: Narratives of Holocaust Survival / Edition 1

Shards of Memory: Narratives of Holocaust Survival / Edition 1

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Shards of Memory: Narratives of Holocaust Survival / Edition 1

As the last Holocaust survivors die, their testimonies make the transition from memory to history. In this compelling volume, Yehudi Lindeman, Director of the Living Testimonies Video Archive in Montreal, shares compelling stories of survival and triumph collected from years of interviews with those who lived through the most harrowing decade of the 20th century. Here are 25 tales of courage and loss, representing the experiences of women, men, and children who either survived the death camps or lived in hiding, and of their rescuers and redeemers.

The testimonies included in this volume show glimpses of the big movements, the big picture of World War II—the fast German sweep into Poland; the bureaucratic German machine that marked and identified Jews across German-occupied Europe; the efficiently organized roundups of Europe's Jews; the gradual retreat of the Wehrmacht from east to west; the sudden attacks on Holland and France. The fate of the European Jews may be a collective one, but their attempt to survive the onslaught on their liberty and life is often best understood through the portrayal of individual struggles. By focusing on individual lives, the narratives collected here capture the flow of history in all its precise, subjective, human detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275994235
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of photos     ix
Foreword   Elie Wiesel     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction   Yehudi Lindeman     xvii
Hiding in the Open: Passing as a Gentile     1
Rose B.     3
Mila M.     7
Edith Z.     13
Women Surviving the Camps     19
Rachel G.     21
Toby Elisabet R.     25
Ilse Z. and Marti D.     30
Irene C.     40
Rifka G.     45
Rena S.     52
Men Surviving the Camps     61
David A.     63
Jacob G.     67
Israel B.     75
Paul L.     84
Saul B.     94
Abram F.     106
Rubin B.     112
Hiding on the Run: Perspectives of Child Survivors     121
Leah K.     123
David G.     129
Stefanie S.     137
Leslie S.     141
Evading the Nazis     147
Margot S.     149
Irene B.     156
Harry F.     163
Rescuing: A Danish Perspective     171
Hans M.     173
Conclusion-Ghostwriters: The Hidden Children of Living Testimonies   Anita Slominska     179
Maps     193
Chronology   Barry Stahlmann     197
Glossary     213
Index     219

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