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Portrait Of A Holocaust Child

Author : Rita Kasimow Brown
ISBN : 9652294829
Genre : History
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Portrait of a Holocaust Child tells the true story of Rita Kasimow's experience in the “Grub,” a narrow underground hole in which the Kasimow family hid for twenty months to escape the Nazi death hunt. At once both horrifying and healing, Rita's personal account takes the reader on an inner journey through the workings of the soul as she moves through pain into therapeutic creativity.
Category: History

Self Portrait Of A Holocaust Survivor

Author : Werner Weinberg
ISBN : 9780822982890
Genre : History
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The breadth of Werner Weinberg's scholarship was prodigious, yielding monographs on ancient Hebrew epigraphy and biblical exegesis; the syntax of Rabbinic Hebrew; medieval grammars; and numerous studies on various aspects of Modern Hebrew. Both Weinberg and Lisl, his wife, survived internment at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. This collection of essays reprinted here, a little more than three decades after it first appeared, conveys Weinberg's ongoing struggle to put into words something that might offer understanding to post-Holocaust generations. But they are also about a survivor's own desire for meaning and sense in a senseless world. Most essays are framed around a series of questions which constitute Weinberg's "prison," and each time he attempts to pass through its portal, he finds himself "held back at the threshold." Self-Portrait of a Holocaust Survivor fuses together Weinberg's most personal reflections alongside careful analysis by an erudite theologian fully-versed in traditional Jewish sources and historiography. He moves between resisting and acquiescing to the implications of Bergen-Belsen, never shying away from the most painful questions about God, morality, virtue, and the individual's potential to do good. While today there is a vast literature penned by holocaust survivors and historians, this collection grapples with the concept of survivorship from a unique perspective.
Category: History

Survivors Of The Holocaust In Poland A Portrait Based On Jewish Community Records 1944 47

Author : Lucjan Dobroszycki
ISBN : 9781315482798
Genre : History
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The fate of Jews in Poland after World War II is a dramatic and important topic of modern European history. This volume, using comprehensive documentation and statistical data, seeks to provide a solid foundation for further research on the subject.
Category: History

Sparing The Child

Author : Hamida Bosmajian
ISBN : 9781135720377
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Bosmajian explores children's texts that have either a Holocaust survivor or a former member of the Hitler Youth as a protagonist.
Category: Literary Criticism

Beyond Anne Frank

Author : Diane L. Wolf
ISBN : 9780520248106
Genre : History
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Draws on interviews with Jewish men and women who were hidden as children during the Nazi occupation of Holland to explore how their experiences differed from those of Anne Frank.
Category: History

A Portrait Of Pacifists

Author : Richard Unsworth
ISBN : 9780815651826
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores the lives of heralded Holocaust rescuers Andre and Magda Trocme, and the people of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon France who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis
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

Holocaust Fiction

Author : Sue Vice
ISBN : 9781134666225
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examining the controversies that have accompanied the publication of novels representing the Holocaust, this compelling book explores such literature to analyze their violently mixed receptions and what this says about the ethics and practice of millennial Holocaust literature. The novels examined, including some for the first time, are: * Time's Arrow by Martin Amis * The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas * The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski * Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally * Sophie's Choice by William Styron * The Hand that Signed the Paper by Helen Darville. Taking issue with the idea that the Holocaust should only be represented factually, this compelling book argues that Holocaust fiction is not only legitimate, but an important genre that it is essential to accept. In a growing area of interest, Sue Vice adds a new, intelligent and contentious voice to the key debates within Holocaust studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Coming Of Age In The Holocaust

Author : Mary J. Gallant
ISBN : 0761824030
Genre : History
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Coming of Age in the Holocaust is a narrative analysis of the experiences of Holocaust survivors- eighteen children, adolescents, young women and men who faced grim circumstances posed by nazi state terrorism and its genocidal social policy. These survivors, in their narratives, describe how they dealt with misunderstanding, terror and abuse. Just over fifty years since the 1933-45 period, we may still find that there is much to learn from those whose social worlds were so terribly rent by racism and wanton violence.
Category: History

Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies

Author : Louise Olga Vasvári
ISBN : 1557535264
Genre : History
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The work presented in the volume in fields of the humanities and social sciences is based on 1) the notion of the existence and the "describability" and analysis of a culture (including, e.g., history, literature, society, the arts, etc.) specific of/to the region designated as Central Europe, 2) the relevance of a field designated as Central European Holocaust studies, and 3) the relevance, in the study of culture, of the "comparative" and "contextual" approach designated as "comparative cultural studies." Papers in the volume are by scholars working in Holocaust Studies in Australia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Serbia, the United Kingdom, and the US.
Category: History