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Love in a world of sorrow : a teenage girl's Holocaust memoirs

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Love in a world of sorrow : a teenage girl's Holocaust memoirs
Call No: 940.53161 H47L

Call Number940.53161 H47L
Dates2015/5775; ©2015
Statement of ResponsibilityFanya Gottesfeld Heller.
Creators & ContributorsHeller, Fanya Gottesfeld (author)
Heller, Fanya Gottesfeld (subject)
SummaryLove in a World of Sorrow is the life story of Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, a Holocaust survivor, author and educator: "Born into a traditional Jewish family in a small Ukrainian village, Fanya and her family hid from the Nazi death squads with the help of two Christian rescuers. Beset by hunger, marked for death, and faced with the constant threat of discovery and execution, she miraculously survived to share her message of life and hope." Back cover
ContentsAuthor's Preface to the Third Edition
Author's Preface to the Second Edition
  1. The Aktsia: My Eighteenth Birthday: September 26–29, 1942
  2. Growing Up in Skala: Birth to Age 15: 1924–1939
  3. Education Under the Russians: Age 15–16: September 1939–Spring 1941
  4. Under the German Boot: Age 16–17: Summer 1941–September 1942
  5. In Hiding After the Aktsia: Ager 18: September 1942–August 1943
  6. Under Sidor's Wing: Age 18–19: August 1943–March 1944
  7. Liberation: Age 19–20: March 1944–July 1945
Epilogue (2004)
About the Author
Physical Description 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherJerusalem : Gefen Publishing House
EditionThird edition
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Mark Dwor in memory of his mother's extended family killed on August 28, 1941 at Seta (Shat), Lithuania