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From that place and time : a memoir, 1938–1947

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From that place and time : a memoir, 1938–1947
Call No: 305.8924 D26f

Call Number305.8924 D26f
Dates©1989
Statement of ResponsibilityLucy S. Dawidowicz.
Creators & ContributorsDawidowicz, Lucy S. (author)
Dawidowicz, Lucy S. (subject)
Yivo Institute for Jewish Research (subject)
Summary"From that Place and Time is the memoir of Lucy S. Dawidowicz, an American-Jewish historian who set out to study Yiddish language and Jewish history at YIVO, the Jewish Scientific Institute in Vilna, Poland, in 1938. Escaping Poland only days before the Nazi onslaught, she worked in the New York YIVO during the war, and returned to Europe from 1946 to 1947 to aid Jewish displaced persons in Munich and Belsen with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Dawidowicz's memoir not only describes her pre-war year in Jewish Eastern Europe, but also treats the ghostly post-war period, and her role in salvaging what remained of Vilna's scorched Jewish archives and libraries." —Publisher
ContentsPart I
  1. From New York to Vilna
  2. Vilna: A City of the Past
  3. Living from Day to Day
  4. The YIVO: The Ministry of Yiddish
  5. In the Realm of Yiddish: On the Periphery
  6. In the Realm of Yiddish: At the Center
  7. Rich and Poor, Right and Left
  8. Them and Us
  9. Flight
Part II
  1. New York 1939–1942: War Watch
  2. New York 1942–1943: Death Watch
  3. New York 1944–1945: The Reckoning
Part III
  1. In the Land of Amalek
  2. Saving Remnants
Physical Description xiv, 333 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : W.W. Norton
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes index
RecognitionGifted in 1996 by Dr. Harry Winrob