From Broken Glass

Author: Steve Ross

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316513083

Category: History

Page: 288

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From the survivor of ten Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, a "devastating...inspirational" memoir (The Today Show) about finding strength in the face of despair. On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors, killing one and injuring nineteen, the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized for the second time in as many months. At the base of one of its fifty-four-foot glass towers lay a pile of shards. For Steve Ross, the image called to mind Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass in which German authorities ransacked Jewish-owned buildings with sledgehammers. Ross was eight years old when the Nazis invaded his Polish village, forcing his family to flee. He spent his next six years in a day-to-day struggle to survive the notorious camps in which he was imprisoned, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau among them. When he was finally liberated, he no longer knew how old he was, he was literally starving to death, and everyone in his family except for his brother had been killed. Ross learned in his darkest experiences--by observing and enduring inconceivable cruelty as well as by receiving compassion from caring fellow prisoners--the human capacity to rise above even the bleakest circumstances. He decided to devote himself to underprivileged youth, aiming to ensure that despite the obstacles in their lives they would never experience suffering like he had. Over the course of a nearly forty-year career as a psychologist working in the Boston city schools, that was exactly what he did. At the end of his career, he spearheaded the creation of the New England Holocaust Memorial, a site millions of people including young students visit every year. Equal parts heartrending, brutal, and inspiring, From Broken Glass is the story of how one man survived the unimaginable and helped lead a new generation to forge a more compassionate world.

Rebuilt from Broken Glass

Author: Fred Behrend,Larry Hanover

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1612495036

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Symbolized by a three-hundred-year-old Seder plate, the religious life of Fred Behrend's family had centered largely around Passover and the tale of the Jewish people's exodus from tyranny. When the Nazis came to power, the wide-eyed boy and his family found themselves living a twentieth-century version of that exodus, escaping oppression and persecution in Germany for Cuba and ultimately a life of freedom and happiness in the United States. Behrend's childhood came to a crashing end with Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) and his father's harrowing internment at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. But he would not be defined by these harrowing circumstances. Behrend would go on to experience brushes with history involving the defeated Germans. By the age of twenty, he had run a POW camp full of Nazis, been an instructor in a program aimed at denazifying specially selected prisoners, and been assigned by the U.S. Army to watch over Wernher von Braun, the designer of the V-2 rocket that terrorized Europe and later chief architect of the Saturn V rocket that sent Americans to the moon. Behrend went from a sheltered life of wealth in a long-gone, old-world Germany, dwelling in the gilded compound once belonging to the manufacturer of the zeppelin airships, to a poor Jewish immigrant in New York City learning English from Humphrey Bogart films. Upon returning from service in the U.S. Army, he rose out of poverty, built a successful business in Manhattan, and returned to visit Germany a dozen times, giving him unique perspective into Germany's attempts to surmount its Nazi past.

Reclaiming My Life from Broken Promises

Author: Corinne Hostenne

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770976248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3161


These poems are about my life experience. They are a glimpse into my journey of reclaiming my life. I began writing poetry as a way of releasing stress, loneliness, and sadness. When I moved to Calgary I had no one to talked to. I felt very alone and out of place, and I had no idea what I was going to do with myself. All of my friends were in Montreal, along with everything I had ever owned. I only had five hundred dollars in my wallet, and two suitcases full of toys, clothes, and important documents."

Breaking Away From Broken Windows

Author: Ralph Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429981643

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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In Breaking Away from Broken Windows Ralph Taylor uses data on recent Baltimore crime-reduction efforts to attack the 'broken windows' thesis--that is, the currently fashionable notion that by reducing or eliminating superficial signs of disorder (dilapidated buildings, graffiti, incivil behavior by teenagers, etc.), urban police deparments can make significant and lasting reductions in crime. Taylor argues that such measures, while useful, are only a partial solution to the problem at hand. His data supports a materialist view: changes in levels of physical decay, superficial social disorder, and racial composition do not lead to higher crime, while economic decline does. He contends that the Baltimore example shows that in order to make real, long-term reductions in crime, urban politicians, businesses, and community leaders must work together to improve the economic fortunes of those living in high-crime areas.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Accidents

Page: 935

View: 2410


Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments

Author: Robert Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449334512

Category: Law

Page: 425

View: 8399


"Learn how to analyze soil, hair, and fibers; match glass and plastic specimens; develop latent fingerprints and reveal blood traces; conduct drug and toxicology tests; analyze gunshot and explosives residues; detect forgeries and fakes; analyze toolmark impressions and camera images; match pollen and diatom samples; extract, isolate, and visualize DNA samples"--P. [4] of cover.

USITC Publication

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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High-rise Security and Fire Life Safety

Author: Geoff Craighead

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0750674555

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 548

View: 6100


This title provides the reader with complete coverage of high-rise security and safety issues. It includes comprehensive sample documentation, diagrams and photographs to aid in developing security and fire life safety programs