When memory comes
Call Number940.5315 F91w v. 1
Statement of ResponsibilitySaul Friedländer ; translated from the French by Helen R. Lane ; with an introduction by Claire Messud.
Creators & ContributorsFriedländer, Saul
(author)Lane, Helen R.
Summary"Four months before Hitler came to power, Saul Friedländer was born in Prague to a middle-class Jewish family. In 1939, seven-year-old Saul and his family were forced to flee to France, where they lived through the German Occupation, until his parents' ill-fated attempt to flee to Switzerland. They were able to hide their son in a Roman Catholic seminary before being sent to Auschwitz where they were killed. After an imposed religious conversion, young Saul began training for priesthood. The birth of Israel prompted his discovery of his Jewish past and his true identity. Friedländer brings his story movingly to life, shifting between his Israeli present and his European past with grace and restraint. His keen eye spares nothing, not even himself, as he explores the ways in which the loss of his parents, his conversion to Catholicism, and his deep-seated Jewish roots combined to shape him into the man he is today." —Publisher
Physical Description xiii, 176 pages ; 22 cm
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the French by Helen R. Lane.
PublisherNew York : Other Press
- Originally published in French as Quand vient le souvenir... (Paris : Éditions du Seuil, ©1978)
- First published in English: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ©1979
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes