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A tapestry of survival

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A tapestry of survival
Call No: EDUC AZR Ser. 11 MEZ

Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 11 MEZ
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2019]; ©2019
Statement of ResponsibilityLeslie Mezei, with Magda Mezei Schwarz, Klari Mezei Noy, and Annie Wasserman Mezei.
Creators & ContributorsMezei, Leslie (author)
Schwarz, Magda Mezei (author)
Noy, Klari Mezei (author)
Mezei, Annie Wasserman (author)
Klacsmann, Borbála (translator)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Mezei, Leslie (subject)
Schwarz, Magda Mezei (subject)
Noy, Klari Mezei (subject)
Mezei, Annie Wasserman (subject)
Summary"Twelve-year-old Leslie Mezei, a lively, curious boy, doesn’t realize how precarious his life is as a Jew in German-occupied Hungary in 1944. His older sister Magda, aware of the growing danger from Nazis and Hungarian fascists, takes charge and bravely tries to direct the family’s survival, while his sister Klari, tough and determined, faces a brutal ordeal of her own. Confronting deportation, concentration camps and the constant threat of capture, the Mezei siblings carefully navigate the treacherous landscape of wartime Hungary. After the war, the family reunites briefly before setting out in different directions to start new lives, and in Montreal, Leslie meets his wife, Annie, who has a survival story of her own. In A Tapestry of Survival the voices of Leslie, Magda, Klari and Annie are woven together to reveal a larger tale of courage, resilience and the search for healing." —Publisher
  • Series Preface
  • About the Glossary
  • Introduction / Borbála Klacsmann
  • Maps
  • Acknowledgements
  • Family
    • Leslie
    • Magda
    • Klari
  • The War
    • Leslie
    • Magda
    • Klari
  • Post-War
    • Leslie
    • Magda
    • Klari
  • Leslie and Annie
    • Immigration
    • Annie's Story
    • A Life Together
    • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Photographs
  • Index
Physical Description xxxviii, 149 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Publisher[Toronto] : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages xxvi–xxvii) and index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 14 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by The Azrieli Foundation