Rena s Promise

Filename: rena-s-promise.pdf
ISBN: 9780807095096
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Number of pages: 320
Author: Rena Kornreich Gelissen
Publisher: Beacon Press

Download and read online Rena s Promise in PDF and EPUB 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.


Rena s Promise

Filename: rena-s-promise.pdf
ISBN: 9780807035375
Release Date: 2014-12-23
Number of pages:
Author: Rena Kornreich Gelissen
Publisher: Beacon Press

Download and read online Rena s Promise in PDF and EPUB 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.


Rena s Promise

Filename: rena-s-promise.pdf
ISBN: 0807070718
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 275
Author: Rena Kornreich Gelissen
Publisher: Beacon Press

Download and read online Rena s Promise in PDF and EPUB Rena Kornriech recounts her more than three years spent in the Nazi death camps along with her younger sister


Rena s Promise

Filename: rena-s-promise.pdf
ISBN: 9780807095096
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Number of pages: 320
Author: Rena Kornreich Gelissen
Publisher: Beacon Press

Download and read online Rena s Promise in PDF and EPUB 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.


Experience and Expression

Filename: experience-and-expression.pdf
ISBN: 0814330630
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 321
Author: Elizabeth Roberts Baer
Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Download and read online Experience and Expression in PDF and EPUB An innovative contribution to the field of Holocaust studies, this set of interdisciplinary essays undertakes a gendered analysis of both Jewish and non-Jewish women as perpetrators, victims, rescuers, survivors, and postwar artists.


By My Mother s Hand

Filename: by-my-mother-s-hand.pdf
ISBN: 9780986965302
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Number of pages: 211
Author: Henry Melnick
Publisher: Michael Melnick

Download and read online By My Mother s Hand in PDF and EPUB Holocaust survivor HENRY MELNICK was born in Lodz, Poland. Shortly after the Nazis occupied Poland in 1939, he was sent to do slave labour in the Nowy Sącz, Tarnów Ghettos and Szebnie camp. He was then transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buna, Dora-Mittelbau and Bergen-Belsen death camps. When his parents were murdered in the Belżec death camp, he became the sole survivor of his entire family. After liberation, Henry volunteered for the Israeli Army and fought for Israel’s independence. He came to Canada in 1965 with his wife Hela and their two children. His story is one of strength and courage. His survival is nothing short of a miracle.


Literature Connections to World History 712 Resources to Enhance and Entice

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ISBN: 9780313077555
Release Date: 1998-06-15
Number of pages: 326
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Literature Connections to World History 712 Resources to Enhance and Entice in PDF and EPUB Identifying thousands of historical fiction novels, biographies, history trade books, CD-ROMs, and videotapes, these books help you locate resources on world history for students. Each is divided into two sections. In the first part, titles are listed according to grade levels within specific geographic areas and time periods. They are further organized by product type. Both books cover world history from Prehistory and the Ancient World to 54 B.C. to the modern era. Other chapters include Roman Empire to A.D. 476; Europe and the British Isles; Africa and South Africa; Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and Antarctica; Canada; China; India, Tibet, and Burma; Israel and Arab Countries; Japan; Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand; and South and Central America and the Caribbean. The second section has an annotated bibliography that describes each title and includes publication information and awards. The focus is on books published since 1990, and all have received at l


Freedom s Promise

Filename: freedom-s-promise.pdf
ISBN: 9780813921730
Release Date: 2002-03-29
Number of pages: 239
Author: Elizabeth Regosin
Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Download and read online Freedom s Promise in PDF and EPUB Emancipation and the citizenship that followed conferred upon former slaves the right to create family relationships that were sanctioned, recognized, and regulated by the laws that governed the families of all American citizens. Elizabeth Regosin explores what the acquisition of this legal familial status meant to former slaves, personally, socially, and politically. The Civil War pension system offers a fascinating source of documentation for this study of ex-slave families in transition from slavery to freedom. Because the provisions made to compensate eligible Union veterans and surviving family members created a vast bureaucracy—pension officials required and verified extensive proof of qualification—former slaves were obliged to reproduce and represent the inner workings of their familial relationships. Regosin reveals through both their personal histories and pension narratives how former slaves constructed identities as individuals and as family members while they negotiated the boundaries of "family" as defined by the pension system. The stories told by ex-slaves, their witnesses, and the government officials who played a role in the pension process all serve to provide us with a richer understanding of life for newly emancipated African Americans.


The Sunflower

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ISBN: 0307560422
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Number of pages: 304
Author: Simon Wiesenthal
Publisher: Schocken

Download and read online The Sunflower in PDF and EPUB While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. Often surprising and always thought provoking, The Sunflower will challenge you to define your beliefs about justice, compassion, and human responsibility. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Tutti s Promise

Filename: tutti-s-promise.pdf
ISBN: 9780990843092
Release Date: 2017-03-21
Number of pages:
Author: K. Heidi Fishman
Publisher: BookBaby

Download and read online Tutti s Promise in PDF and EPUB A promise kept is like the twinkling stars in the night sky . . . a constant reminder of something important that makes you who you are. Can nine-year-old Tutti keep a promise—and a secret? Her family’s life may depend on it. In the early 1930s, life for the Jews is on the brink of ruin: Hitler has come to power, and the golden memories of happy times are fading fast. One young couple, Margret and Heinz Lichtenstern, decide to flee Germany with their parents and daughter, Tutti. They move to Amsterdam, where Heinz is able to continue his work . . . and where there seems to be hope for the future. Two years later, Tutti’s brother is born, and the family is prospering. But then Germany invades the Netherlands. And in the pre-dawn hours of May 10, 1940, the Lichtensterns suddenly learn that they have not moved far enough. This is the true story of what the Lichtensterns endured under the Nazis. Told by Tutti’s daughter, Heidi, and filled with historical documents and photos, it vividly recreates how one family conquered fear and heartbreak to survive. Theirs is a tale of both unimaginable devastation and lucky surprises—raids, sabotage, helpful friends and strangers, and a very special gift. ​ One family. One remarkable story. And in the end . . . a promise kept.


Esperanza Rising

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ISBN: 043912042X
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Number of pages: 262
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online Esperanza Rising in PDF and EPUB Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression. Jr Lib Guild. Reprint.


Reading Auschwitz

Filename: reading-auschwitz.pdf
ISBN: 9781461614746
Release Date: 1998-10-27
Number of pages: 184
Author: Mary Lagerwey
Publisher: AltaMira Press

Download and read online Reading Auschwitz in PDF and EPUB "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.


Prologue to Revolution

Filename: prologue-to-revolution.pdf
ISBN: 0807856215
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 180
Author: Edmund Sears Morgan
Publisher: UNC Press Books

Download and read online Prologue to Revolution in PDF and EPUB This comprehensive documentary source book provides a case-study approach to American colonial history and serves as a problems source book on the key event in Anglo-American relations in the 1760s.


Promises of God Bible Verses to Color

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ISBN: 1532400136
Release Date: 2016-06-03
Number of pages: 62
Author: Xist Publishing
Publisher: Xist Publishing

Download and read online Promises of God Bible Verses to Color in PDF and EPUB Color in your favorite Bible verses featuring the awesome promises of God. In this book, you'll find 30 single-sided illustrations and Bible verses, perfect for prayer, meditation and relaxation. Promises of God Bible Verses to Color is an adult coloring book ideal for Bible studies and coloring pages can be reproduced for Sunday School or other educational settings.


The Jews of Silence

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ISBN: 9780805242973
Release Date: 2011-08-16
Number of pages: 128
Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: Schocken

Download and read online The Jews of Silence in PDF and EPUB In the fall of 1965 the Israeli newspaper Haaretz sent a young journalist named Elie Wiesel to the Soviet Union to report on the lives of Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain. “I would approach Jews who had never been placed in the Soviet show window by Soviet authorities,” wrote Wiesel. “They alone, in their anonymity, could describe the conditions under which they live; they alone could tell whether the reports I had heard were true or false—and whether their children and their grandchildren, despite everything, still wish to remain Jews. From them I would learn what we must do to help . . . or if they want our help at all.” What he discovered astonished him: Jewish men and women, young and old, in Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad, Vilna, Minsk, and Tbilisi, completely cut off from the outside world, overcoming their fear of the ever-present KGB to ask Wiesel about the lives of Jews in America, in Western Europe, and, most of all, in Israel. They have scant knowledge of Jewish history or current events; they celebrate Jewish holidays at considerable risk and with only the vaguest ideas of what these days commemorate. “Most of them come [to synagogue] not to pray,” Wiesel writes, “but out of a desire to identify with the Jewish people—about whom they know next to nothing.” Wiesel promises to bring the stories of these people to the outside world. And in the home of one dissident, he is given a gift—a Russian-language translation of Night, published illegally by the underground. “‘My God,’ I thought, ‘this man risked arrest and prison just to make my writing available to people here!’ I embraced him with tears in my eyes.” From the Trade Paperback edition.