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Light one candle : a survivor's tale from Lithuania to Jerusalem

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Light one candle : a survivor's tale from Lithuania to Jerusalem
Call No: 947.93 G198

Call Number947.93 G198
Dates1995; ©1995
Statement of ResponsibilitySolly Ganor.
Creators & ContributorsGanor, Solly (author)
Matsumura, Clarence S. (related)
Sugihara, Chiune (related)
Ganor, Solly (subject)
Summary"Forty-seven years after he was found half-dead in the snow, following a death march from Dachau, Solly Ganor again came face to face with his rescuer Clarence Matsumura at a reunion of Holocaust survivors and their American liberators. That meeting proved a catharsis, enabling Ganor to confront for the first time the catalogue of horrors he experienced during the Second World War. Beginning in prewar Lithuania, Light One Candle tells of the ominous changes that took place once Hitler came to power in 1933, of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul who wrote thousands of exit visas for Jews fleeing the Nazi onslaught, of the brutal conditions in the Kaunas ghetto where Ganor spent most of the war, and of Stutthoff and Dachau, the concentration camps he was shuttled to and from in the last, desperate days of the war. Unflinching in its depiction of evil but uplifting in its story of the survival of the human spirit, Light One Candle is a... memoir that waited fifty years to be told." —Publisher
ContentsPart One
  1. The War of Independence
  2. The Shtrom Clan
  3. The Soul of a Human Is the Lamp of the Lord
  4. Schrecklichkeit
  5. The Seventh Fort
  6. The Ghetto
  7. The Five Hundred Intellectuals
  8.  Aunt Leena
  9. The Big Action
  10. Return of a Ghost
  11. Winter
  12. The Book Action
Part Two
  1. The Children's Action
  2. Evacuation of the Ghetto
  3. Arbeit Macht Frei
  4. Pigs
  5. Scheherazade
  6. Moll
  7. The Present Is a Mighty Goddess
  8. Christmas
  9. Vernichtung Durch Arbeit
  10. The Death March
  11. Liberation
A Remembrance
Physical Description xxii, 353 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Kodansha International
RecognitionGifted in 2000 by Solly Ganor