'My dear ones' : one family and the Holocaust : a story of enduring hope and love
Call Number940.5315 W82m
Statement of ResponsibilityJonathan Wittenberg.
Summary"Growing up in the safety of Britain, Jonathan Wittenberg was deeply aware of his legacy as the child of refugees from Nazi Germany. Yet, like so many others, there is much he failed to ask while those who could have answered his questions were still alive. After the death of a family relative, Jonathan discovers an old suitcase among her belongings which contains a bundle of wartime letters left untouched for decades. These long-forgotten letters eventually draw him into a profound quest to uncover the painful details of his family history." —Back cover
ContentsThe Freimann Family Tree
Map of Nazi Europe, 1938–41
- The Gravestone and the Trunk
- An Unwelcome Letter
- The Roots of a Rabbinical Family
- 'Discharged from Your Duties'
- Struggling to Decide
- Interned in Buchenwald
- An Understandable Choice
- 'Gone as Usual to the Tailor in Olmütz'
- A Birthday Party to Remember
- 'We Will Not Be Separated'
- 'We Can Still Be of Help to Others'
- 'Never Hanker after What Is Gone'
- Making a Home in Ostrów Lubelski
- Letters Between Jerusalem and New York
- Farewell to Holešov
- Eastwards from Theresienstadt
- An Extraordinary Exchange
- Inferring from the Silence
- Sophie's Silver
- Building New Lives
- One More Letter
Physical Description 368 pages : illustrations, genealogical table, map ; 20 cm
PublisherLondon : William Collins
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Margaret B.