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The shadows behind me

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The shadows behind me
Call No: EDUC AZR Ser. 3 STE

Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 3 STE
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2010]; ©2010
Statement of ResponsibilityWillie Sterner.
Creators & ContributorsSterner, Willie (author)
Earl, Hilary Camille (contributor)
Schindler, Oskar (related)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Sterner, Willie (subject)
Summary"For six desperate years, Willie Sterner’s skill as a painter saved him from death at the hands of the Nazis. Faced with inhumane conditions in slave labour camps and grieving the loss of his close-knit family, Sterner relied on courage and ingenuity to hold onto his dignity. Through almost random luck, he came under the protection of the famed Oskar Schindler and became his personal art restorer. An unvarnished account of what he experienced and what he lost, The Shadows Behind Me, also follows the story of Willie and Eva—the woman he met on a death march—as they rebuilt their lives and regained hope in Canada. Gripping and moving, this is a tribute to one man’s remarkable determination to survive." —Publisher
Contents
  • Series Preface
  • Introduction / Hilary Earl
  • Maps
  • Author's Preface
  • Life in Wolbrom and Krakow
  • Occupation and Loss
  • Hard Labour
  • Oskar Schindler
  • KZ Mauthausen-Gusen II
  • Liberation
  • Chief of the Jewish Police
  • Time to Leave
  • Speaking Out
  • Yizkor
  • Glossary
  • Photographs
  • Eva's Story
  • Index
Physical Description xxiv, 208 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[Toronto] : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 16 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2013 by The Azrieli Foundation