The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Memoir of Polish Jews

The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Memoir of Polish Jews

by Rena Margulies Chernoff, Allan Chernoff


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ISBN-13: 9780896728790
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Series: Modern Jewish History Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Rena Margulies Chernoff is among the youngest survivors of the Holocaust. She survived the Nazi destruction of Jewish Tomaszow, imprisonment in the slave labor camp Blizyn, and the terrors behind the barbed wire of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Years after the war she emigrated to the United States, earned a master’s degree, and became a teacher.
Allan Chernoff is a veteran of national network television news reporting. He served as CNN’s Senior Correspondent for eleven years and has reported for CNBC and NBC News programs. He is the recipient of six best reporting awards from the Society of Professional Journalists New York Chapter and was a reporter on teams winning Peabody and DuPont Awards.

Table of Contents

Illustrations xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

1 My Tomaszow 3

2 Wartime in Tomaszow 49

3 Deportation 82

4 Blizyn 95

5 Auschwitz-Birkenau 107

6 Searching for a New Life 138

7 Afterword 159

Appendix A Names of Tomaszowers 163

Appendix B Dates of Interviews with Survivors 167

Notes 169

Bibliography 173

Index 175

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