As Irene’s Pappi fights to save his family during the Holocaust, Irene’s childhood is lost. Play is restricted. Family and friends disappear. Finally, with the Dutch police at their door comes the reality that Irene’s father has not moved his family far enough from Hitler’s Germany. By January 1945, the family is struggling to survive a death camp. Irene tends her ailing parents, cares for starving kids, and even helps bring clothes to her Amsterdam neighbor Anne Frank, before her family is offered a singular chance for freedom…providing the Nazi doctor says they are healthy enough. After two weeks of heart-lifting miracles and heart-breaking tragedies, Irene arrives in the Algerian desert to journey into redemption and womanhood, without her parents or brother. Irene’s first person memoir, Shores Beyond Shores, is an account of how the heart keeps its common humanity in the most inhumane and turbulent of times. Irene’s hard-earned lessons are a timeless inspiration.
|Publisher:||White River Press|
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|File size:||4 MB|
|Age Range:||8 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Irene Hasenberg Butter is a well-known peace activist, Holocaust survivor, and Professor Emerita of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She is a frequent and favored inspirational speaker, talking about her experience during World War II and stressing the importance of “never a bystander” and that “one person can make a difference.” Irene is a co-founder of Zeitouna, an organization of Jewish and Arab women working for peace, and a founder of the Raoul Wallenberg Project at University of Michigan, which honors the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews with fellowships and an annual award for peace workers such as the Dalai Lama, Elie Wiesel, Desmond Tutu, and Aung San Suu Kyi. She received a PhD in Economics from Duke University. John D. Bidwell is consulting editor of Monique and the Mango Rains, the critically esteemed book authored by his wife Kris Holloway that chronicles their time in the Peace Corps with the Malian midwife Monique Dembele. He is a branding and marketing executive and consultant, a frequent presenter, and has lectured and taught at the University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts, Smith College, and Marlboro College. John has his BA from McGill University. Kris Holloway is author of the critically acclaimed Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali, which has been called “a respectful, unsentimental portrait [and] a poignant and powerful book.” (Kirkus, Starred Review). She has delivered hundreds of presentations, and the book remains a favorite “common read” and is used in 150+ college and university courses. Kris is President of CISabroad, a leading education abroad organization responsible for sending thousands of students to study and intern abroad worldwide. She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan
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Shores Beyond Shores: from Holocaust to Hope, My True Story based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I can't remember ever reading a book that conveyed so much emotion, tragedy, love, optimism and indomitable will to persist and survive, in the language of a precocious teen-aged girl. I've read "Night" by Elie Wiesel, and other books about the holocaust, but this book moved me in a uniquely different way. It is as much a story of a family struggling to maintain their lives, their morality and their humanity, as it is a story of the holocaust. And it tells this story in the voice of the teen-aged girl who lived it. This is a book to be read by people of all ages, and makes an excellent subject for discussion in book clubs and classrooms. It is quite timely, given the tendencies toward hate and violence throughout the world, calling us to remember what these trends can lead to if we don't struggle against them. -TobyC