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Margit : a teenager's journey through the Holocaust and beyond

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Call Number940.53161 F31m
Dates[2003]; ©2003
Statement of ResponsibilityMargit Feldman and Bernard Weinstein ; with a foreword by James E. McGreevey.
Creators & ContributorsFeldman, Margit (author)
Weinstein, Bernard (author)
McGreevey, James E. (contributor)
Feldman, Margit (subject)
Buchhalter family (subject)
Granat family (subject)
Summary"When Margit Buchhalter (now Feldman) was fifteen years old, the serene, secure, and happy life she had known in rural Hungary was shattered by the horrors of the Holocaust. During her family's Passover celebration of 1944, they were forced from their home to a crowded and oppressive ghetto, then transported to Auschwitz, where Margit lost her parents and nearly seventy other family members. Subsequently she suffered starvation, brutality, physical punishment, and the constant terror of instant annihilation. She endured five incarcerations in concentration camps and a death march. After being liberated from Bergen-Belsen, Margit was taken to Sweden to recover from illness and abuse. There she was given the love that she needed to gradually renew her faith in humanity... That new new life brought her to America and to a branch of her family she had never met before. Love, marriage, and the eventual establishment of her own family brought a renewal of spirit, and ultimately the discovery of her life's mission: to teach others what she had experienced and witnessed during the terrible days of 1944–1945." —Book jacket
Contents
  1. Childhood
  2. Faith and Aspirations
  3. Ominous Signs
  4. The Ghetto
  5. Auschwitz
  6. A Closer Look at Hell
  7. From Hell to Recovery
  8. New Life in America
  9. Family Present and Past
  10. Israel
  11. A Mission
  12. Revisiting the Past
  13. Lest We Forget
Testimonies and Letters From Family Members
  1. Harvey Feldman
  2. Tina Feldman
  3. Joseph Feldman
  4. Caryn Horowitz
  5. Uncle Sanyi and Aunt Erzike
  6. Uncle Henrik
Physical Description xxvi, 175 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[Scottsdale, AZ] : Princeton Editorial Associates
Distributor[Trenton, NJ] : State of New Jersey, Commission on Holocaust Education
RecognitionGifted in 2003 by the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education