I Have Lived a Thousand Years

Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106614

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

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What is death all about? What is life all about? So wonders thirteen-year-old Elli Friedmann as she fights for her life in a Nazi concentration camp. A remarkable memoir, I Have Lived a Thousand Years is a story of cruelty and suffering, but at the same time a story of hope, faith, perseverance, and love. It wasn’t long ago that Elli led a normal life that included family, friends, school, and thoughts about boys. A life in which Elli could lie and daydream for hours that she was a beautiful and elegant celebrated poet. But these adolescent daydreams quickly darken in March 1944, when the Nazis invade Hungary. First Elli can no longer attend school, have possessions, or talk to her neighbors. Then she and her family are forced to leave their house behind to move into a crowded ghetto, where privacy becomes a luxury of the past and food becomes a scarcity. Her strong will and faith allow Elli to manage and adjust, but what she doesn’t know is that this is only the beginning. The worst is yet to come...

I Have Lived a Thousand Years

Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613178112

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 4923


The author describes her experiences during World War II when she and her family were sent to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

The Female Face of God in Auschwitz

Author: Melissa Raphael,Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies Cheltenham Melissa Raphael

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415236645

Category: History

Page: 228

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The first full-length feminist dialogue with Holocaust theory, theology and social history. Considers women's reactions to the holy in the camps at Auschwitz.

The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization

Author: Deborah Dash Moore,Nurith Gertz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030013553X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1232

View: 9199


Presents an encyclopedia of Jewish culture from 1973 to 2005, including secular and religious examples from the visual arts, literature, and popular culture.

Pop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes]

Author: Gladys L. Knight

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313398836

Category: Social Science

Page: 1041

View: 2939


This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States—places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. • Enables readers to perceive how their lives have been influenced by everyday places in the past, from centuries ago to the modern era • Provides unique and enlightening insights through a comprehensive overview of the history, contemporary perspectives, and pop culture influences of places across America • Spotlights historic locations central to films, television, music, and daily life to teach students about American history and culture through topics that interest them

Holocaust Cinema Complete

Author: Rich Brownstein

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476641927

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 488

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Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.

Writing the Holocaust

Author: Zoë Vania Waxman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019156205X

Category: History

Page: 240

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Arguing against the prevailing view that Holocaust survivors (encouraged by a new and flourishing culture of 'witnessing') have come forward only recently to tell their stories,Writing the Holocaust examines the full history of Holocaust testimony, from the first chroniclers confined to Nazi-enforced ghettos to today's survivors writing as part of collective memory. Zoë Waxman shows how the conditions and motivations for bearing witness changed immeasurably. She reveals the multiplicity of Holocaust experiences, the historically contingent nature of victims' responses, and the extent to which their identities - secular or religious, male or female, East or West European - affected not only what they observed but also how they have written about their experiences. In particular, she demonstrates that what survivors remember is substantially determined by the context in which they are remembering.

A Study Guide for Tadeusz Borowski's "Silence"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410388484

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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A Study Guide for Tadeusz Borowski's "Silence", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Saving What Remains

Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1599218364

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 9333


A Holocaust survivor's moving account of her return to Europe to disinter her ancestors for reburial in the Holy Land.