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From loss to liberation

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From loss to liberation
Call No: EDUC AZR Ser. 9 TOM

Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 9 TOM
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2017]; ©2017
Statement of ResponsibilityJoseph Tomasov.
Creators & ContributorsTomasov, Joseph (author)
Paulovičová, Nina (contributor)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Tomasov, Joseph (subject)
Summary"In the fall of 1944, the Slovak National Uprising both endangers and saves Joseph Tomasov’s life. At twenty-two years old and Jewish, Joseph has been a constant target of the Nazis and their Slovak allies. Joining the resistance movement is his only way out, even though life on the run is steeped in peril. In 1945, Joseph finally experiences the relief of liberation, but his safety lasts only ten years—imprisoned by the communist regime in Czechoslovakia, he is separated from his new family and faces a potential twenty-five-year-sentence. Once he rebuilds his life, Joseph and his family face yet another threat and he must find his way to freedom. Joseph’s journey From Loss to Liberation is the harrowing story of a young man who never gives up and who, ultimately, fulfills his hopes and dreams in Canada." —Publisher
  • Series Preface
  • About the Glossary
  • Introduction / Nina Paulovičová
  • Map
  • Difficult Beginnings
  • Making Compromises
  • The Nováky Labour Camp
  • The Slovak National Uprising
  • A Return to School
  • Married Life in Prague
  • Imprisoned
  • Returning Home
  • What Freedom Means
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Photographs
  • Index
Physical Description xxxi, 179 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Publisher[Toronto] : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (page xxxi) and index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 14 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by The Azrieli Foundation