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Victory over Nazism : the journey of a Holocaust survivor

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Call Number940.5315 S69v 2013
Dates2013; ©2013
Statement of Responsibilitywritings by and about Bronia Sonnenschein ; compiled and edited by Dan Sonnenschein.
Creators & ContributorsSonnenschein, Dan (editor)
Sonnenschein, Bronia (author)
Sonnenschein, Bronia (subject)
Summary"This book documents Bronia Sonnenschein's remarkable journey from a happy life in Vienna to the Nazi annexation of Austria and the years of horror that followed: in the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz and Stutthof concentration camps, slave work in Dresden, and a 'death march' from there to the Theresienstadt Ghetto in Terezin, Czechoslovakia, where she was finally liberated. In 1949, she narrowly escaped the Prague she loved as Stalin's Iron Curtain came clanging down. The account continues with the further rebuilding of her life in Vancouver, Canada, and her late-life career of 21 years in Holocaust education, for which she received much recognition. The book includes articles and letters that she and others wrote, as well as comments from some of the many students, teachers, historians, and other people who were moved by Bronia's testimony, character, and resilience of spirit." Back cover
ContentsPrologue: A Happy Life in Vienna
  • A Happy Life in Vienna
Part 1: Years of Horror
  • Five Years of Horror
  • Testimony on the Lodz Ghetto
  • Correspondence on the Lodz Ghetto
  • Scenes from the Shoah
Part 2: Rebuilding a Life
  • Rebuilding My Life
  • Finding Meaning Again
  • Seeing Past Hate
  • The Meaning of Yom Ha'Shoah
Part 3: Years of Teaching
  • Letters on Oral Testimony
  • Appendix to Oral Testimony
  • Comments on Recorded Testimony
  • Holocaust Awareness Day at Camp Hatikvah
  • Holocaust Speech in the B.C. Legislature
  • From Auschwitz to the Creston Valley
  • Letter to a Symposium Organizer
  • Looking at the Canadian Jewish Congress
  • Teaching Tolerance in the Aryan-Nations Heartland
  • Yom Ha'Shoah Address
  • Letters to Newspapers
  • Letters to Others
  • Expulsion of Nazi Apologist
  • Holocaust Horror Stories Enthrall Teenagers
  • Responses from Students
  • Responses from Educators
  • Responses from the Public
  • Nomination Letters
  • A Bridge to Nuremberg
  • Remembrance in Nuremberg
  • Journey to Nuremberg
  • Absolutely Grateful for this Friendship
  • A Friend in Austria
Part 4: A Full Life in Vancouver
  • A Full Life
  • Bronia Made a Difference
  • Surviving Victimization
  • Apfelstrudel
  • Before a Concert of Ghetto Music
  • My Mother
  • My Granny
  • Acknowledgements
Epilogue: End of an Era
  • Bronia's Magnificent Legacy
  • A Granddaughter's Tribute
  • Obituary
  • A Cousin's Tribute
  • Letter from Bodwell High School
  • Letter from Austrian Ambassador
  • Tribute from a Hillel Director
  • Condolence Messages
Notes
Bibliography
The Partisan Song
Physical Description xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherVancouver, B.C. : Memory Press
Edition3rd edition
Notes
  • Earlier edition has title: Victory Over Nazism : A Holocaust Survivor's Journey
  • Includes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2013 by Dan Sonnenschein in memory of his mother, Bronia Sonnenschein