After the smoke cleared
Call Number940.5315 K96a
Statement of ResponsibilityJack Kuper.
Summary"As a little boy of nine, caught up in the ravages of the Second World War, Kuper was separated from his family. For four years he roamed the Polish countryside, lying about his Jewish identity, fleeing Nazi soldiers, and hoping that his father, who had escaped to the Soviet Union, would rescue him. Now, in After the Smoke Cleared, Kuper continues the saga begun in his earlier classic [Child of the Holocaust]. After the war, Kuper came to Canada with other war orphans. Almost three decades later, married, a father of four, and owner of a successful film production house, he was reunited with his father. Father and son confront each other across a chasm of divergent cultures, betrayals, and distorted memory. Gradually it becomes clear what each did to survive, in this moving story of two men whose migrations range from Polish villages to Siberian death camps, to the advertising world of Toronto and Manhattan, to the teeming immigrant neighborhood of Brighton Beach in New York." —Book jacket
Physical Description 298 pages ; 24 cm
PublisherToronto : Stoddart
RecognitionGifted in 1997 by Fraidie Martz