Rena's Promise

A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz

Author: Rena Kornreich Gelissen,Heather Dune Macadam

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807095095

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8683


An expanded edition of the powerful memoir about two sisters' determination to survive during the Holocaust featuring new and never before revealed information about the first transport of women to Auschwitz Sent to Auschwitz on the first Jewish transport, Rena Kornreich survived the Nazi death camps for over three years. While there she was reunited with her sister Danka. Each day became a struggle to fulfill the promise Rena made to her mother when the family was forced to split apart--a promise to take care of her sister. One of the few Holocaust memoirs about the lives of women in the camps, Rena's Promise is a compelling story of the fleeting human connections that fostered determination and made survival a possibility. From the bonds between mothers, daughters, and sisters, to the links between prisoners, and even prisoners and guards, Rena's Promise reminds us of the humanity and hope that survives inordinate inhumanity.

Reading Auschwitz

Author: Mary Lagerwey

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 1461614740

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 5573


"My mind refuses to play its part in the scholarly exercise. I walk around in a daze, remembering occasionally to take a picture. I've heard that many people cry here, but I am too numb to feel. The wind whips through my wool coat. I am very cold, and I imagine what the wind would have felt like for someone here fifty years ago without coat, boots, or gloves. Hours later as I write, I tell myself a story about the day, hoping it is true, and hoping it will make sense of what I did and did not feel." —From the Foreword Most of us learn of Auschwitz and the Holocaust through the writings of Anne Frank and Elie Wiesel. Remarkable as their stories are, they leave many voices of Auschwitz unheard. Mary Lagerwey seeks to complicate our memory of Auschwitz by reading less canonical survivors: Jean Amery, Charlotte Delbo, Fania Fenelon, Szymon Laks, Primo Levi, and Sara Nomberg-Przytyk. She reads for how gender, social class, and ethnicity color their tellings. She asks whether we can—whether we should—make sense of Auschwitz. And throughout, Lagerwey reveals her own role in her research; tells of her own fears and anxieties presenting what she, a non-Jew born after the fall of Nazism, can only know second-hand. For any student of the Holocaust, for anyone trying to make sense of the final solution, Reading Auschwitz represents a powerful struggle with what it means to read and tell stories after Auschwitz.

Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia

A Comprehensive Bibliography Volume I: Southeastern and East Central Europe (Edited by Irina Livezeanu with June Pachuta Farris) Volume II: Russia, the Non-Russian Peoples of the Russian

Author: Mary Zirin,Irina Livezeanu,Christine D. Worobec,June Pachuta Farris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131745197X

Category: Political Science

Page: 2091

View: 8289


This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and multilingual bibliography on "Women and Gender in East Central Europe and the Balkans (Vol. 1)" and "The Lands of the Former Soviet Union (Vol. 2)" over the past millennium. The coverage encompasses the relevant territories of the Russian, Hapsburg, and Ottoman empires, Germany and Greece, and the Jewish and Roma diasporas. Topics range from legal status and marital customs to economic participation and gender roles, plus unparalleled documentation of women writers and artists, and autobiographical works of all kinds. The volumes include approximately 30,000 bibliographic entries on works published through the end of 2000, as well as web sites and unpublished dissertations. Many of the individual entries are annotated with brief descriptions of major works and the tables of contents for collections and anthologies. The entries are cross-referenced and each volume includes indexes.


An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Susan Sarah Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783598237126

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 544

View: 1823



Experiencing the Holocaust

Novels, Nonfiction Books, Short Stories, Poems, Plays, Films & Music

Author: Judy Galens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787654153

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 466

View: 2003


This volume presents essays on the novels and nonfiction works associated with the complexities of the Holocaust era.

Jewish American Literature

A Guide to Reading Interests

Author: Rosalind Reisner

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781563089848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

View: 2196


This groundbreaking work, the first readers' advisory guide to Jewish American literature, guides you in finding fiction and nonfiction books that match specific reading interests. More than 700 titles are categorized and described.

European Immigrants in Britain, 1933-1950

Author: Johannes-Dieter Steinert,Inge Weber-Newth

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9783598116193

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6578


This volume contains the contributions to the international conference "European Immigrants in Britain, 1933-1950, which took place in London in December 2000. Papers analyze the British immigration and immigrant policies and examine social, cultural and economic aspects of the subject.


Seven Principles for Positive Living

Author: Patricia J. Raskin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781893095137

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 238

View: 4954


Like the bee that draws nectar from deep inside the flower to make honey, Patricia Raskin is a catalyst who draws out the positive, life-enriching wisdom of others, and serves it up as enriching honey for your soul. Using stories from her father, as well as from the famous guests on her radio and television programs, this book is a beehive of cross-pollination which transfers life experiences into food for thought ... a honeycomb of strength, hope and positive action for these challenging times.