Bearing witness: a resource guide to literature, poetry, by Philip Rosen

By Philip Rosen

This source advisor may also help readers find over 800 first-person money owed, fiction, poetry, paintings interpretations, and tune by means of Holocaust sufferers and survivors, in addition to video clips referring to the testimony and stories of Holocaust survivors. as well as the few famous writers, artists, and musicians whose paintings so eloquently captures their event in the course of the Holocaust, this consultant will introduce the reader to the lives and paintings of greater than 250 lesser identified or unrecognized writers, artists, and musicians from many nations who documented their event of persecution by the hands of the Nazis. This advisor may also help scholars achieve firsthand wisdom of what it was once wish to event the Holocaust and the way usual humans coped and created paintings and which means from the ashes in their lives.The access on every one author, artist, and musician encompasses a biographical cartoon and checklist of his or her works, with complete bibliographic information. Entries on literature and video clips are annotated and contain suggestions for age-appropriateness. The paintings is split into 5 components: writers of memoirs, diaries and fiction; poets; artists; composers and musicians; and video clips that characteristic testimony through survivors. each one half gains an introductory review of the artists and artwork created in that style out of Holocaust adventure. name, artist/writer, and nationality indexes can help the reader choose fabrics, and an index equipped by means of age-appropriate degrees may help academics and librarians to pick literature and video clips for college students.

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Godine, 1989. 270 pp. ISBN: 0879237988. Ages 16–up. Fiction. The protagonist of this fictional tale is Bruno, a Jewish boy, then man, frantically trying to assimilate. He returns to his boyhood haunts with his wife and recreates scenes of prewar (pre-Holocaust) Vienna and Prague. The prose looks at this period through a child’s eyes and includes flashbacks and flashforwards to events from the Holocaust—ghettoization and deportation, but without detail. Bruno recalls that his father was unsuccessful in evading the Nazis despite his assimilation and attempts to conceal his Jewish background.

The work reveals details of life in ghettos and in hiding and the severe anti-Semitism of both the Poles and Ukrainians. She covers the so-called “liberation” by the Russians and their malevolent rule over the former Polish citizens. Fortunately she had aided some Soviet partisans and was allowed to set up an orphanage for Jewish children. Alicia then becomes involved with the secret flight from Europe to Palestine called the Bricha. She finally takes flight on a Jewish blockade-runner, trying to get by British destroyers blocking Jewish immigrants to Palestine.

The sisters are sent to Ravensbruck, a women’s concentration camp not far from Berlin. They befriend two other teenagers, and the four survive beatings, SS women, guards’ cruelty, frostbite, and starvation. Seren’s street smarts enable them to survive. Fearing the Russians closing in, the Nazis place Ravensbruck inmates on a train to Bavaria. The Americans liberate them on April 29, 1945. The autobiography ends with Sara’s experience in a displaced persons camp in the American Zone of Occupation, Feldafing.

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