The Words to Remember It: Memoirs of Child Holocaust Survivors

The Words to Remember It: Memoirs of Child Holocaust Survivors

by Sydney Child Holocaust Survivors Group



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781921372636
Publisher: Scribe Publications Party Limited
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

The contributors to this book are all members of the Sydney Child Holocaust Survivors Group. The group was formed in 1987, following a visit by Sarah Moskowitz, a child psychologist and educator from the US. Sarah has specifically researched children under 12 who survived the Czechoslovakian concentration camp Theresienstadt during the Second World War, and who then went to a Jewish orphanage called Lingfield House in Surrey, England.

Sarah coined the term ‘child survivor’, and published her findings in a book called Love Despite Hate. She started a support group in Los Angeles and from there, other groups quickly followed.

In Sydney, Eva Engel, a skilled community networker, was responsible for initiating the formation of the group, recruiting Litzi Lemberg to help her. A newly identified ‘child survivor’, Litzi became the spokesperson for the fledgling support group.

With steady prodding and encouragement from Eva, the group grew and prospered. Members met regularly to talk to each other, and then became increasingly involved with the survivor, and wider, community.

Members of the Sydney Child Holocaust Survivors group have been together now for over 22 years, as strong as ever. It is now part of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust.

Caroline Jones AO is a journalist and author old enough to have learned grammar and spelling at Murrurundi Central School. Her grandfather, Ashley Pountney, was the first editor of the Quirindi Advocate , The Murrurundi Times , and the Werris Creek Express , so she has ink in her veins and the hard heart of a subeditor of the old school. Her latest book takes its title from the King James translation of the Bible, Through a Glass Darkly. She remains Twitter-illiterate.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Caroline Jones, AO 1

Litzi Lemberg 9

Peter Rössler 19

Mark Spigelmam 47

Paul Kornmehl 69

Ruth Leiser 81

Lexie Keston 115

Eva Grant 132

Elizabeth Levy 144

Cesha Glazer 160

Charles Feldman 168

Naomi Goldrei 176

Pierre Meyer 185

Jozef Vissel 197

Maria Lachs 205

Paul Drexler 218

Walter Lachs 227

Peter Nash 232

Ruth Rack 240

Eva Engel, OAM 253

Charles Kessler 261

Magdalena Langer 265

Nora M. Huppert 273

Halina Robinson 291

Dasha Caminer 305

Cella Baruch 316

Jenine Cibulka 321

Greta Silvers 327

Shulamit Ullmann 330

Kathy Valer Gordon 337

Judy Bahar 343

Acknowledgements 345

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