Flares of Memory Stories of Childhood During the Holocaust

ISBN-10: 0195156277

ISBN-13: 9780195156270

Edition: 2002

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In a series of writing workshops at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, survivors who were children or teens during World War II assembled to remember the pivotal moments in which their lives were irreparably changed by the Nazis. These "flares of memory" preserve the voices of over forty Jews from throughout Europe who experienced a history that cannot be forgotten. Ninety-two brief vignettes arranged both chronologically and thematically recreate the disbelief and chaos that ensued as families were separated, political rights were abolished, and synagogues and Jewish businesses were destroyed. Survivors remember the daily humiliation, the quiet heroes among their friends, and the painful abandonment by neighbors as Jews were restricted to ghettos, forced to don yellow stars, and loaded like cattle into trains. Vivid memories of hunger, disease, and a daily existence dependent on cruel luck provide penetrating testimonies to the ruthlessness of the Nazi killing machine, yet they also bear witness to the resilience and fortitude of individual souls bombarded by evil. "I don't think that there will be many readers who will be able to put this book down."--Jerome Chanes, National Foundation for Jewish Culture
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Timeline of the Holocaust
Map of Concentration Camps in Europe
Snapshots: Jewish Life Before the Holocaust
War Arrives in Lithuania
A German Family
A Short Walk to Paradise
My Place in the Park
The Destruction of a Society
Herr B.
A Kristallnacht Journey
An Action against the Jews
Kristallnacht: November 9-10, 1938
The Arrest
The Sandwich
Leaving Germany, Leaving Home
Escape to England
The Best-Laid Plans
A Life-Defining Impression
The Harbinger of What?
The Beginning and the End
A Family Gone, One by One
The Abandonment of Mielec
A Shtetl's Life Is Ended
What Ever Happened to the Jews of Skudvil?
Ruthlessness as a System
In the Dark
A Professional "Career"
To the East
Auschwitz, 1944
The Tenth Woman on Block Ten
The Means to Survive
The Gypsies
Nazi Murderers
The Killings
The Selections
How Many Made It?
The Law in Lithuania
The Jail on Traku Street
Traku Ghetto
Horrors of War
The Image of Terror
Strength of Prayer
A Road of Death
Death at Domanyevka
The Ghetto in the Vine Garden
The Lottery of Death and Life
German Roulette
My Sister Rieke
A Definition of Survival
An Unforgettable Passover Seder
Trying to Go Home
Bar Mitzvah Boy
The Skull with the Golden Braid
The Concentration Camp Lottery
The Filbert Nuts
The Girl Who Was Selected
Taken to the Smoke
A Brief Respite
Happy Christmas, Sir
The Girl with Wooden Shoes
The Wagon
The Child
Disguise as a Way of Hiding
In Constant Terror
The Escape from Warsaw Ghetto
An Incurable Problem
The Inspector
Christmas, 1942
The Epidemic
The Encounter
The Bike
The One-Eyed Monster
Posing as a Christian
I Choose Life
Convert! Convert!
The Bridge
Lost Families
Beyond Memory
A Hidden Child in Greece
Prologue: Memories Reclaimed
Pack the Suitcases, Karolla
The Dinner Invitation
The Family Must Disperse
The Extortion
The Raid
The SS Bloko
Another Hiding Place
In My "Cave"
The Ring
A Historical Note: Greece in World War II
The Sustaining Power of Family Love
The Promise
A Mother's Courage
A Dream of Milk
In Praise of Manual Labor
A Son in Deed
The Dilemma
Getting Out of Hell
The Staff of Life
The Psychologist
The Virtuous and the Vicious
A Narrow Escape
The Kindness of Strangers
A Saintly Person
The Convent in Marseilles
Among the Righteous
The Killing Hunger
Captain Zimmer
The Volunteer Group
The Farmer Kowarski
A Surprise Package
Desperate Heroism
Lithuanian Friends
Unsung Heroes
At Risk--For Love
The Lookout
The Unsung Heroes of Warsaw Ghetto
Friend or Enemy?
Proving Myself a Partisan
Partisan Tricks
Resist in Everything!
Emergence Into Light
The Golden Chain of Judaism
Freedom to Feel
Yet Another Pogrom
The Golden Chain of Judaism
Sochachev, 1945
The Dentist's Office
The Picnic
Under the Canopy
A Beautiful Love Story
Flight to Freedom
The Escape
Our Slavery Ends
The Last Hiding Place
One Day War, the Next Day Not
The Long Road after Liberation
On the Way to Health
A Marvelous Feeling
Fried Chicken
The Hospital
An Ending and a Beginning
The Tiny Flame
The Aftermath: Remembering
The Aftermath
The Barber
Kaleidoscope: Salonika, Greece, 1945
The Sewing Basket
Children from the Camps Going to England
The Chief of the Gestapo
Herr Schluemper
The Miracle
To Bear Witness about the Holocaust
It Shall Not Be Forgotten Nor Forgiven!
Addendum: Seen With My Own Eyes: Stories By American Liberators
The Photograph
Germany, 1945: View from a Tank
Death Scene at Landsberg, Germany
The Slave Labor Camp
Gusen: A Nurse's Tale
A Letter from Dachau
I Saw Buchenwald
Biographies of Survivor-Authors
Photographs of Liberator-Authors
Author Index
Story Index
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