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We are here : memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

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We are here : memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust
Call No: 947.93 C34w

Call Number947.93 C34w
Dates[2012]; ©2012
Statement of ResponsibilityEllen Cassedy.
Creators & ContributorsCassedy, Ellen (author)
Cassedy, Ellen (subject)
Summary"Ellen Cassedy's longing to recover the Yiddish she'd lost with her mother's death eventually led her to Lithuania... As she prepared for her journey, her uncle, sixty years after he'd left Lithuania in a boxcar, made a shocking disclosure about his wartime experience, and an elderly man from her ancestral town made an unsettling request. Gradually, what had begun as a personal journey broadened into a larger exploration of how the people of this country, Jews and non-Jews alike, are confronting their past in order to move forward into the future. How does a nation—how do successor generations, moral beings—overcome a bloody past? How do we judge the bystanders, collaborators, perpetrators, rescuers, and ourselves? These are the questions Cassedy confronts in We Are Here, one woman's exploration of Lithuania's Jewish history combined with a personal exploration of her own family's place in it." —Back Cover
ContentsPart One. Mir Zaynen Do
  • Here, on This Spot
  • The Nazi Era
  • The Soviet Era
  • The Bystander
Part Two. Mes Dar Esame
  • Our Goal Is to Transform Ourselves
  • An Indelible Memory and an Unhealing Scar
  • Jewish Ways of Learning
  • Landsman
  • I Helped What I Can
Part Three. We Are All Here
  • From the Archives
  • At the Gate
  • Leaving the Jerusalem of the North
  • Voices of the Shavl Ghetto
  • The Bystander and the Jewish Policeman
Important Dates in Lithuanian History
Author's Note
Physical Description 273 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLincoln : University of Nebraska Press
RecognitionGifted in 2013 by the JCC Jewish Book Festival