Motherland : growing up with the Holocaust
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Motherland : growing up with the Holocaust

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Motherland : growing up with the Holocaust
Call No: 940.5315 G61m 2015

Call Number940.5315 G61m 2015
Statement of ResponsibilityRita Goldberg.
Creators & ContributorsGoldberg, Rita (author)
Jacobsthal, Hilde (subject)
Summary"Rita Goldberg recounts the extraordinary story of her mother, Hilde Jacobsthal, a close friend of Anne Frank’s family who was fifteen when the Nazis invaded Holland. After the arrest of her parents in 1943, Hilde fled to Belgium, living out the war years in an extraordinary set of circumstances—first among the Resistance, and then at Bergen-Belsen after its liberation... As astonishing as Hilde’s story is, Rita herself emerges as the central character in this utterly unique memoir. Proud of her mother and yet struggling to forge an identity in the shadow of such heroic accomplishments—not to mention her family’s close relationship to the iconic Frank family—Goldberg offers an unflinching look at the struggles faced by children and grandchildren whose own lives are haunted by historic tragedy." Publisher
  1. Berlin
  2. Berlin and Amsterdam
  3. My mother comes of age
  4. Invasion, Amsterdam 1940
  5. In the Ardennes, 1943
  6. Bergen-Belsen, April 1945
  7. Displaced persons, Bergen-Belsen
  8. Love letters amsterdam, Basel
  9. War again, Israel 1948
  10. An American in Germany, 1971
Physical Description xii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : The New Press
  • First published in Great Britain by Halban Publishers Ltd., 2014
  • Includes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes