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The vale of tears

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The vale of tears
Call No: EDUC AZR Ser. 8 HIR

Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 8 HIR
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2016]; ©2016
Statement of ResponsibilityRabbi Pinchas Hirschprung ; translated from Yiddish by Vivian Felsen.
Creators & ContributorsHirschprung, P. (author)
Felsen, Vivian (translator)
Newman, Zale (contributor)
Berger, Arielle (contributor)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Hirschprung, P. (subject)
Summary"An epic journey across borders, The Vale of Tears chronicles close to two years in the life of Rabbi Pinchas Hirschprung as he seeks an escape route from Nazi-occupied Europe. In this rare, near day-by-day account, Rabbi Hirschprung illuminates what life was like for an Orthodox rabbi fleeing persecution, finding inspiration and hope in Jewish scripture and psalms as he navigates the darkness of wartime to a safe harbour in Kobe, Japan." —Publisher
  • Series Preface
  • About the Glossary
  • Introduction / Zale Newman and Arielle Berger
  • Translator's Note
  • Editors' Note
  • Maps
  • A Word about This Book
  • A Few Words of Justification
  • Acknowledgements
  • My Shtetl Dukla
  • Poland on the Eve of World War II
  • The Fifth Column at Work
  • Confusion
  • Growing Disappointment
  • Awaiting the Enemy
  • My Grandfather
  • In Great Turmoil
  • In One Breath
  • An Extra Measure of Holiness
  • Yom Kippur in the Attic
  • A Town on Edge
  • From Celebration to Expulsion
  • Crossing the Soviet Border
  • Outcasts
  • From Town to Town
  • The Force Forward
  • Aware of the Miracles
  • The Jerusalem of Lithuania
  • The Decree
  • Redeeming Captives
  • Hope and Delusion
  • The Path
  • The Japanese Professor Abram Kotsuji
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Appendix: Original Table of Contents
  • Photographs
  • Index
Physical Description xlii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Yiddish by Vivian Felsen.
Publisher[Toronto] : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
  • "First published as Fun Natsishen Yomertal: Zikhroynes fun a Polit (From the Nazi Vale of Tears: Memoirs of a Refugee) by The Eagle Publishing Co. Ltd. in Montreal, 1944" —Title page verso
  • Includes index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 16 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by The Azrieli Foundation