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And life is changed forever : Holocaust childhoods remembered

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And life is changed forever : Holocaust childhoods remembered
Call No: 940.53161 A543

Call Number940.53161 A543
Dates[2006]; ©2006
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Martin Ira Glassner and Robert Krell ; sponsored by the Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut.
Creators & ContributorsKrell, Robert (editor)
Glassner, Martin Ira (editor)
Holocaust Child Survivors of Connecticut (other)
Summary"This distinctive volume contains twenty first-person narrative essays from Holocaust survivors who were children at the time of the atrocity. As children aged two to sixteen, these authors had different experiences than their adult counterparts and also had different outlooks in understanding the events that they survived... The survivors come from Germany, Poland, Austria, Romania, Hungary, Italy, Greece, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Latvia, and Czechoslovakia. All of the contributors escaped death, but they did so in myriad ways. Some children posed as Gentiles or were hidden by sympathizers, some went to concentration camps and survived slave labor, some escaped on the Kindertransports, and some were sent to endure hardships in a 'safe' location such as Siberia or unoccupied France. While each essay is intensely personal, all speak to the universal horrors and the triumphs of all children who have survived persecution. And Life Is Changed Forever also focuses on what these children became-teachers, engineers, physicians, entrepreneurs, librarians, parents, and grandparents-and explores the impact of the Holocaust on their later lives." —Publisher
  • Prologue: Where Did They Go? / Stephen Adler
  • Child Survivors of the Holocaust: The Elderly Children and Their Adult Lives: An Introduction / Robert Krell
Group 1: Survivors Born after 1935
  • Irka Beyond Irkutsk: Vignettes of Escape from Poland and the Soviet Union / Judith Traub (b. 1936, Poland)
  • I Was Only Three Years Old / Renée Fritz (b. 1937, Austria)
  • Sparkling Jewels in a Sea of Terror / Dori Laub (b. 1937, Romania)
  • Through the Concrete Wall / Eva Metzger Brown (b. 1938, Germany)
  • Child of Four Families / Marian Nachman (b. 1938, Holland)
  • And She Lived Happily Ever After / Felicia Graber (b. 1940, Poland)
  • The Caveman Triumphs / Asher J. Matathias (b. 1943, Greece)
  • Commentary on Group 1 / Robert Krell
Group 2: Survivors Born 1930–35
  • And Somehow We Survive / Rudy Rosenberg (b. 1930, Belgium)
  • My Red Chesterfield Coat / Hilde Scherage (b. 1930, Germany)
  • A Chance Encounter / Zahava Szász Stessel (b. 1930, Hungary)
  • Betrayal and Heroism / Irene Frisch (b. 1931, Poland)
  • Life, Death, and Angels / Renée Glassner (b. 1931, Poland)
  • My Story as I Remember It / Nicholas Friedman (b. 1932, Hungary)
  • Commentary on Group 2 / Robert Krell
Group 3: Survivors Born Before 1930
  • Two Saved by Schindler / Kuba and Helen Beck (b. 1922, 1925, Poland)
  • Do Not Go Gentle / Charles Gelman (b. 1922, Poland)
  • From Prague to Theresienstadt and Back / Eva Benda (b. 1924, Germany)
  • Latvian Nightmare / Sara Munic (b. 1926, Latvia)
  • Growing Up Jewish in Italy / Giorgina Vitale (b. 1926, Italy)
  • The SS St. Louis and Afterward / Jules Wallerstein (b. 1927, Germany)
  • And Life is Changed Forever / Madeleine Swidler Scott (b. 1928, France)
  • Commentary on Group 3 / Robert Krell
  • Tikkun Olam / Hilde Scheraga
Physical Description xv, 356 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm.
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherDetroit : Wayne State University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2006 by Robert Krell in memory of Aurum Miller, survivor of the Holocaust and father of Frieda Miller