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Tapestry of hope : Holocaust writing for young people

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Call NumberYA 940.5318 B72t
Dates[2003]; ©2003
Statement of Responsibilitycompiled by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz & Irene N. Watts.
Creators & ContributorsBoraks-Nemetz, Lillian (compiler)
Watts, Irene N. (compiler)
Lowinger, Kathy (contributor)
Stein Sorensen, Louise (contributor)
Buchignani, Walter (contributor)
Stein, André (contributor)
Korn, Rachel H. (Rachel Häring) (contributor)
Kuper, Jack (contributor)
Kacer, Kathy (contributor)
Cassirer, Marion (contributor)
Howell, Margot (contributor)
Goldman, René (contributor)
Watts, Irene N. (contributor)
Vanry, Serge (contributor)
Lowy, Leo (contributor)
Schnitzer, Deborah (contributor)
Sherman, Jason (contributor)
Levine, Karen (contributor)
Sigal, Ruth Kron (contributor)
Boraks-Nemetz, Lillian (contributor)
Gabriel, Emanuel (contributor)
Pishanitskaya, Malka (contributor)
Blum, Martha (contributor)
Waisman, Robbie (contributor)
Klassen, Sarah (contributor)
Kalman, Judith (contributor)
Cohen, Leonard (contributor)
Suedfeld, Peter (contributor)
Thomsen, Bente Nathan (contributor)
Matas, Carol (contributor)
Wiseman, Eva (contributor)
Attema, Martha (contributor)
Buckman, Alex (contributor)
Doduck, Mariette (contributor)
Cornwall, Claudia Maria (contributor)
Berger, Lili (contributor)
Lieberman, Celina (contributor)
Akselrod, Rita (contributor)
Richler, Mordecai (contributor)
Sherman, Kenneth (contributor)
Schwartz, Ellen (contributor)
Little, Jean (contributor)
Vogel, Leo (contributor)
Summary"Tapestry of Hope brings together firsthand accounts by survivors, poetry, drama, and selections from novels and short stories about the Holocaust. The contributors range from Mordecai Richler to Leonard Cohen, and write about the tensions that preceded World War II, life in hiding, life in the ghettos or in the camps, resistance, and the aftermath of one of the darkest chapters of history. Although despair is woven throughout the writing, there is also hope and the message that the human spirit is more powerful than evil." Book jacket
ContentsIntroduction / Kathy Lowinger
Map / Visutronx
Child Survivors / Lillian Boraks-Nemetz

I. Hiding
  • Survivor Statement / Louise Stein Sorensen
  • Tell No One Who You Are: The Hidden Childhood of Régine Miller / Walter Buchignani
  • Hidden Children: The Forgotten Survivors of the Holocaust / André Stein
  • Hide Me, Bubba Chaye / Rachel Korn
  • Child of the Holocaust / Jack Kuper
  • The Secret of Gabi's Dresser / Kathy Kacer
II. Loss and Exile
  • Survivor Story: I Chose / Marion Kaufmann Cassirer
  • Survivor Statement / Margot Howell
  • Survivor Story: In a Time of Terror: When Will Mother Return? / René Goldman
  • Remember Me / Irene N. Watts
  • Survivor Story: The Toy Steam Engine / Serge (Wajnryb) Vanry
III. Selection
  • Survivor Story: Auschwitz / Leo Lowy
  • Holding Him / Deborah Schnitzer
  • None is Too Many / Jason Sherman
  • Hana's Suitcase: A True Story / Karen Levine
IV. Ghetto
  • Survivor statement / Ruth Kron Sigal
  • The old brown suitcase: A Teenager's Story of War and Peace / Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
  • Children of Night / Emanuel Gabriel
V. In Flames
  • Survivor Statement / Malka Pischanitskaya
  • Romeo and Juliet in Suczorno / Martha Blum
  • The Ghost Town of Kazimierz / Lillian Boraks-Nemetz
VI. The Camps
  • Survivor Story: Buchenwald / Robbie Waisman
  • Mass Graves / Sarah Klassen
  • The County of Birches / Judith Kalman
  • All There is to Know About Adolph Eichmann / Leonard Cohen
  • Survivor Statement / Peter Suedfeld
VII. Resistance
  • Survivor Statement / Bente Nathan Thomsen
  • Lisa / Carol Matas
  • My Canary Yellow Star / Eva Wiseman
  • A Time to Choose / Martha Attema
VIII. IdentityFamily Secrets
  • Survivor Statements / Alex Buckman and Mariette Rozen Doduck
  • Letter from Vienna / Claudia Cornwall
  • Goodbye Marianne / Irene Kirstein Watts
  • On Saint Katerine's Day / Lili Berger
  • Shhh / Deborah Schnitzer
IX. "The Holocaust and After"
  • Survivor Statement / Celina Kolin Lieberman
  • Survivor Statement / Rita Smilovici Akselrod
  • The Holocaust and After / Mordecai Richler
  • Alien / Kenneth Sherman
  • Assignment: Anne Frank / Ellen Schwartz
  • I Sat in Loews Theatre Staring at the Movie Screen / Jean Little
  • Hall of Remembrance / Leo Vogel
Physical Description xv, 237 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto : Tundra Books
Notes
  • Further reading: pages 230–233
  • Canadian Jewish Book Award in Holocaust Studies, 2004; Toronto Jewish Book AwardsIsaac Frischwasser Memorial Award for Young Adult Fiction, 2004
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 10 and up
RecognitionGifted by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz and Irene N. Watts in honour of Roberta Kremer

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Watts, Irene N. (contributor)

Lowinger, Kathy (contributor)

Buchignani, Walter (contributor)

Stein, André (contributor)

Kuper, Jack (contributor)

Kacer, Kathy (contributor)

Cassirer, Marion (contributor)

Howell, Margot (contributor)

Goldman, René (contributor)

Vanry, Serge (contributor)

Lowy, Leo (contributor)

Schnitzer, Deborah (contributor)

Sherman, Jason (contributor)

Levine, Karen (contributor)

Sigal, Ruth Kron (contributor)

Gabriel, Emanuel (contributor)

Pishanitskaya, Malka (contributor)

Blum, Martha (contributor)

Waisman, Robbie (contributor)

Klassen, Sarah (contributor)

Kalman, Judith (contributor)

Cohen, Leonard (contributor)

Suedfeld, Peter (contributor)

Thomsen, Bente Nathan (contributor)

Matas, Carol (contributor)

Wiseman, Eva (contributor)

Attema, Martha (contributor)

Buckman, Alex (contributor)

Doduck, Mariette (contributor)

Berger, Lili (contributor)

Lieberman, Celina (contributor)

Akselrod, Rita (contributor)

Richler, Mordecai (contributor)

Sherman, Kenneth (contributor)

Schwartz, Ellen (contributor)

Little, Jean (contributor)

Vogel, Leo (contributor)