My Mothers Secret A Novel Based On A True Holocaust Story

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My Mother S Secret

Author : J.L. Witterick
ISBN : 9780698151529
Genre : Fiction
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Inspired by a true story, My Mother’s Secret is a captivating and ultimately uplifting tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the mother and daughter who save them all. Franciszka and her daughter, Helena, are simple, ordinary people...until 1939, when the Nazis invade their homeland. Providing shelter to Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland is a death sentence, but Franciszka and Helena do exactly that. In their tiny home in Sokal, they hide a Jewish family in a loft above their pigsty, a Jewish doctor with his wife and son in a makeshift cellar under the kitchen, and a defecting German soldier in the attic—each party completely unknown to the others. For everyone to survive, Franciszka will have to outsmart her neighbors and the German commander. Told simply and succinctly from four different perspectives—all under one roof—My Mother’s Secret is a testament to the kindness, courage, and generosity of ordinary people who chose to be extraordinary.
Category: Fiction

My Mother S Secret

Author : J. L. Witterick
ISBN : 9781475962895
Genre : History
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Franciszka and her daughter are unlikely heroines. They are simple people who don't stand out ... that is, until there is a crisis. In 1939, the Nazis come to Poland and start to persecute the Jews. These are unreasonable times when providing shelter to a Jew has become a death sentence. Despite this, both Franciszka and her daughter hide Jewish families and a German soldier in their small home. For all of them to survive, she will have to outsmart the German commander and her neighbors. When you look at a piece of steel, can you tell whether it is the ordinary kind used to make forks and knives or whether it is the superstrength type used to construct bridges and high-rises? The honest answer is no. You cannot tell until you apply extreme pressure. People are like that. This story is a reminder that there are no profiles for courage and character, and that who we become is always a personal choice. This is my first book, but it feels like something that has been waiting for me for a while. I just had to be still enough to hear it. As the words flowed and formed, shaping ideas in their dance, it felt divine. Writing was a process far more intimate than I could have predicted. To be authentic and honest, it is your own life that you draw upon and so, telling a story reveals the truths that reside in your own heart. I loved creating this story. To be able to say that anything is possible if we connect with each other through kindness, understanding, and courage -and to do it with reference to true events-well, that was exhilarating. If this story somehow manages to touch you, if it somehow manages to remind you of your own humanity, then I will be incredibly happy. Living with gratitude, J. L. Witterick [email protected] www.mymotherssecret.com
Category: History

The Nuremberg Trials

Author : Laura La Bella
ISBN : 9781477776070
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Holocaust is an atrocity of such overwhelming magnitude and depravity that it must never be forgotten yet can scarcely be comprehended. The sheer horror of it can often make it seem unreal to contemporary eyes. The primary-source images, firsthand accounts, meticulous timeline, and transcripts of speeches and testimony associated with the Nuremberg Trials and the Nazi crimes they prosecuted are found here, grounding the horror in undeniable, irrefutable reality. Taken together, they help ensure for a new generation that the Holocaust will never be forgotten, never be denied, and never be repeated.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Visible Learning For Teachers

Author : John Hattie
ISBN : 1003024475
Genre : EDUCATION
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In November 2008, John Hattie's ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more thanfifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom. This book: links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900 comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management. Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; 'how do we maximise achievement in our schools?'
Category: EDUCATION

Stella S Secret

Author : Jerry L. Jennings
ISBN : 9781413462630
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Stella's Secret is the inspirational memoir of how a young girl and her mother survive the most hellish conditions of the ghetto and the deathcamps at Auschwitz, Birkenau and Bergen Belsen. But it is Stella's voice, the amazing way that she tells her story, that makes this Holocaust story so unique, powerful and endearing. The reader listens to Stella's stunning simplicity of expression, her use of Polish and Yiddish phrases, her humor, her all-so-frequent grammatical errors and is charmed. It is a story that only Stella Yollin can tell, and it can only be told in Stella's sweet and incomparable way.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

My Mother S Voice

Author : Adrienne Kertzer
ISBN : 1551113406
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Named Honor Book of the Year by the Children’s Literature Association Winner: 2003 Canadian Jewish Book Award for scholarship on a Jewish subject Finalist: 2003 Alberta Book Awards Scholarly Book of the Year How do children’s books represent the Holocaust? How do such books negotiate the tension between the desire to protect children, and the commitment to tell children the truth about the world? If Holocaust representations in children’s books respect the narrative conventions of hope and happy endings, how do they differ, if at all, from popular representations intended for adult audiences? And where does innocence lie, if the children’s fable of Roberto Benigni’s Life is Beautiful is marketed for adults, and far more troubling survivor memoirs such as Anita Lobel’s No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War are marketed for children? How should Holocaust Studies integrate discourse about children’s literature into its discussions? In approaching these and other questions, Kertzer uses the lens of children’s literature to problematize the ways in which various adult discourses represent the Holocaust, and continually challenges the conventional belief that children’s literature is the place for easy answers and optimistic lessons.
Category: Literary Criticism

Great Expectations

Author : charles dickens
ISBN : OCLC:1048571773
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Such Good Girls

Author : R. D. Rosen
ISBN : 9780062297129
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of the generation of hidden child survivors told through the true experiences of three Jewish girls—from Poland, Holland, and France—who transcended their traumatic childhoods to lead remarkable lives in America. Only one in ten Jewish children in Europe survived the Holocaust, many in hiding. In Such Good Girls, R. D. Rosen tells the story of these survivors through the true experiences of three girls. Sophie Turner-Zaretsky, who spent the war years believing she was an anti-Semitic Catholic schoolgirl, eventually became an esteemed radiation oncologist. Flora Hogman, protected by a succession of Christians, emerged from the war a lonely, lost orphan, but became a psychologist who pioneered the study of hidden child survivors. Unlike Anne Frank, Carla Lessing made it through the war concealed with her family in the home of Dutch strangers before becoming a psychotherapist and key player in the creation of an international organization of hidden child survivors. In braiding the stories of three women who defied death by learning to be “such good girls,” Rosen examines a silent and silenced generation—the last living cohort of Holocaust survivors. He provides rich, memorable portraits of a handful of hunted children who, as adults, were determined to deny Hitler any more victories, and he recreates the extraordinary event that lured so many hidden child survivors out of their grown-up “hiding places” and finally brought them together.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Holocaust

Author : Gerald Green
ISBN : 9780795311604
Genre : Fiction
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The epic novel of two families and the genocide in Nazi Germany, by the writer of the blockbuster TV miniseries. The Dorfs are “good” Germans, loyal to the new Nazi regime, with whom their son Erik, a promising lawyer, finds his ambitions realized with the SS at the side of the ruthless Reinhard Heydrich. The Weisses are Jewish, also “good” Germans—but under the new regime, they are doomed. Told through the reminiscences of Erik Dorf, the ambitious SS officer, and the courageous young Jew Rudi Weiss, who ran away from his family as a young boy in an effort to fight the Nazis, this novel takes us through almost every significant event of the Third Reich, from the horrific reality of Kristallnacht to the mass exterminations at Auschwitz. It is a portrait of the extraordinary choices all Germans were forced to make on a daily basis—and the unimaginable consequences if they were wrong. A winner of the Dag Hammarskjöld International Prize, with more than two million copies sold, Holocaust is an unforgettable glimpse into this monumental human tragedy.
Category: Fiction

Trauma Cinema

Author : Janet Walker
ISBN : 0520937937
Genre : Performing Arts
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Trauma Cinema focuses on a new breed of documentary films and videos that adopt catastrophe as their subject matter and trauma as their aesthetic. Incorporating oral testimony, home-movie footage, and documentary reenactment, these documentaries express the havoc trauma wreaks on history and memory. Janet Walker uses incest and the Holocaust as a double thematic focus and fiction films as a point of comparison. Her astute and original examination considers the Hollywood classic Kings Row and the television movie Sybil in relation to vanguard nonfiction works, including Errol Morris's Mr. Death, Lynn Hershman's video diaries, and the chilling genealogy of incest, Just, Melvin. Both incest and the Holocaust have also been featured in contemporary psychological literature on trauma and memory. The author employs theories of post traumatic stress disorder and histories of the so-called memory wars to illuminate the amnesias, fantasies, and mistakes in memory that must be taken into account, along with corroborated evidence, if we are to understand how personal and public historical meaning is made. Janet Walker’s engrossing narrative demonstrates that the past does not come down to us purely and simply through eyewitness accounts and tangible artifacts. Her incisive analysis exposes the frailty of memory in the face of disquieting events while her joint consideration of trauma cinema and psychological theorizing radically reconstructs the roadblocks at the intersection of catastrophe, memory, and historical representation.
Category: Performing Arts

Ethnologia Scandinavica

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ISBN : NWU:35556041353244
Genre : Ethnology
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Vol. for 1971 contains papers presented at the 1st International Symposium for Ethnological Food Research in Lund, 1970.
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My Mother S Diamonds

Author : James Kirby
ISBN : IND:30000080867801
Genre : History
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In January 1997 a night-watchman found a large bin load of files marked for shredding and thuse the Swiss Banks most guarded secret was out. What followed was a remarkable story of survivors and descendents of the holocaust victims taking on the huge Swiss banking institutions to be allowed to claim back their own assets. My Mother's Diamonds is an incredible story which begins in Melbourne when a lawyer, Henry Burnstyner, took on a brief which was to prove to be a landmark case. He represented the Barusch family, who fled Poland, against the Swiss Banking Corporation in the first successful claim in the world. The book continues through until June 1998 with the discovery that a set of paintings in a New Zealand gallery were under claim from a Jewish family in Florence.It is a personal account of ordinary people trying to get justice from the rich and powerful banks, insurers and galleries and it exposes the alleged corruption, secret and opportunism on the part of the Swiss financial industry.This is a story that will appeal to a wide cross section of people interested in current affairs, world history, the Jewish community, true life espionage and basically anyone who wants to be absorbed by an incredibly gripping story.
Category: History

Graven Images

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105061819012
Genre : Culture and law
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Follow My Footprints

Author : Sylvia Barack Fishman
ISBN : UOM:49015001391649
Genre : Religion
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Twenty-one writers document the diverse representations and roles of Jewish women in American literature and culture.
Category: Religion

Reluctant Witnesses

Author : Arlene Stein
ISBN : 9780199381920
Genre : Social Science
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Americans now learn about the Holocaust in high school, watch films about it on television, and visit museums dedicated to preserving its memory. But for the first two decades following the end of World War II, discussion of the destruction of European Jewry was largely absent from American culture and the tragedy of the Holocaust was generally seen as irrelevant to non-Jewish Americans. Today, the Holocaust is widely recognized as a universal moral touchstone. In Reluctant Witnesses, sociologist Arlene Stein--herself the daughter of a Holocaust survivor--mixes memoir, history, and sociological analysis to tell the story of the rise of Holocaust consciousness in the United States from the perspective of survivors and their descendants. If survivors tended to see Holocaust storytelling as mainly a private affair, their children--who reached adulthood during the heyday of identity politics--reclaimed their hidden family histories and transformed them into public stories. Reluctant Witnesses documents how a group of people who had previously been unrecognized and misunderstood managed to find its voice. It tells this story in relation to the changing status of trauma and victimhood in American culture. At a time when a sense of Holocaust fatigue seems to be setting in and when the remaining survivors are at the end of their lives, it affirms that confronting traumatic memories and catastrophic histories can help us make our world mean something beyond ourselves.
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The Jewish Values Finder

Author : Linda R. Silver
ISBN : UOM:39015073863808
Genre : Religion
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Moral qualities + good deeds + instruction = decent person. These are the ideas and the ideals that express the meaning of the term Jewish values. They are also the precepts embraced by most of the other world religions. This highly authoritative reference guide by Linda Silver - a specialist in Jewish children's literature - evaluates and analyzes nearly 1,000 carefully selected children's books that promote Jewish values.Each entry includes bibliographic information, age level recommendations, annotation, relevant value, and subject headings. School and public librarians, teachers, and parents concerned with character development will find this guide an essential resource.
Category: Religion

Mothers And Daughters In American Short Fiction

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105005106518
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This bibliography provides information on short stories that explore the mother-daughter relationship, analyzing approximately 250 stories written by American women in the 20th century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hidden Child Of The Holocaust

Author : Stacy Cretzmeyer
ISBN : 0816765189
Genre : France
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Ruth and her Jewish family live in the south of France. When the Nazi's invade, they change their identity. At the age of 5 Ruth, who becomes Renée, is hidden away in a Catholic orphanage.
Category: France

Hidden From The Holocaust

Author : Kerry Bluglass
ISBN : UOM:39015057588199
Genre : History
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Presents the oral histories of fifteen psychologically healthy people who survived the Holocaust as children hidden by Christians.
Category: History