I Was a Boy in Belsen

Author: Tomi Reichental

Publisher: O'Brien Press

ISBN: 9781847177933

Category: Jewish children in the Holocaust

Page: 368

View: 7434

'In the last couple of years I realised that, as one of the last witnesses, I must speak out.' Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp. He was nine-years old in October 1944 when he was rounded up by the Gestapo in a shop in Bratislava, Slovakia. Along with 12 other members of his family he was taken to a detention camp where the elusive Nazi War Criminal Alois Brunner had the power of life and death. His story is a story of the past. It is also a story for our times. The Holocaust reminds us of the dangers of racism and intolerance, providing lessons that are relevant today.

The Literary Representation of World War II Childhood

Author: Mary Honan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527502813

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 8056

Focusing on twenty one primary texts about childhood under Nazism, this book examines how childhood in literature has changed over the years, from the Romantic writers to child slave labour in the Victorian era, the child-soldier and the impact of deportation on both the child victim and their families post-wartime. The genres covered here range from diaries, letters, comics, allegories, time-travel novels, fairy-tales and novels about the Hitler Youth. Because of its broad focus, the work will be of interest to a broad readership from survivors of World War II and their families to historians, teachers and librarians. It will also benefit those practitioners working in the areas of deportation, trauma, child-soldiering, and human rights and tolerance studies.

The Moth - All These Wonders

Author: The Moth

Publisher: Serpent's Tail

ISBN: 1781256659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

View: 4105

From storytelling phenomenon The Moth: a collection about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best stories ever told on their stages. All These Wonders features The Moth's customary variety of voices. Storytellers range from Suzi Ronson (who styled David Bowie's hair into Ziggy Stardust) to author Jung Chang, by way of a hip hop 'one hit wonder', an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time and a young female spy-tester in World War II. They share their ventures into uncharted territory - and how their lives were changed forever by what they found there. These true stories have been carefully selected and adapted to the page by the creative minds at The Moth, and encompass the very best of the 17,000+ stories performed in live Moth shows around the world. Filled with a variety of humourous, moving, and gripping tales from all walks of life, it is timed to celebrate the Moth's 20th anniversary year.

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

Author: Catherine Burns

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1101904410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

View: 4514

“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more. High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.

The Rescue of Belsen’s Diamond Children

Author: Bettine Siertsema

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030977072

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 4203

This book uncovers the history of a group of Jewish workers and merchants in the Amsterdam diamond industry during the Holocaust. They and their families were exempt from deportation for a long time, but were eventually deported to Bergen-Belsen. In the end, almost all of the men perished, and the women barely survived slave-labour. Their children were left to die in the camp, but were miraculously saved by the intervention of a Jewish Polish woman, ‘nurse Luba’. The main sources on which this book is based are video testimonies of the surviving members of this group, personal interviews, minutes of interviews taken down in shorthand shortly after the war, and personal documents such as letters, archival documents, and autobiographical books.


Author: Joseph A. Biesinger

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816074712

Category: Culture

Page: 865

View: 7627

A wealth of information is presented in this guide in a variety of formats, including a concise narrative history, a chronology and A to Z entries, to provide readers with a greater understanding of German history, from the Renaissance to the present day.

Glimpses of a Floating World

Author: Larry Harrison

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1409293386

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 469

A misguided quest for freedom which ends in drug dependence, raising questions about the nature of addiction and the societal response.

The Temptation of Despair

Author: Werner Sollors

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674052439

Category: Art

Page: 401

View: 3481

Discusses the time in Germany right after World War II when the country was dealing with the physical, emotional, and mental scars of obliterated cities, hungry refugees, and Nazi war crimes.

Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk

Author: Michael Croland

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144083220X

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

View: 6176

Step inside a fascinating world of Jews who relate to their Jewishness through the vehicle of punk—from prominent figures in the history of punk to musicians who proudly put their Jewish identity front and center. • Provides a fascinating exploration of alternative, against-the-grain expressions of Jewish identity in the contemporary United States as seen in music, documentaries, young adult novels, zines, and more • Shows the prominent role of Jewish individuals in the history of punk, including such major bands as the Ramones, the Dictators, the Clash, Bad Religion, and NOFX as well as Malcolm McLaren, the manager of the Sex Pistols • Documents the significant role that punk has played in shaping key contemporary Jewish music, including klezmer and Radical Jewish Culture

Surprised by Joy. The shape of my early life

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 9225

"Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life" is an autobiography by C. S. Lewis in 1955. Yet, it's not the complete story of his life. The biography describes Lewis's life from early childhood until his conversion to Christianity in 1931 but does not go beyond that date. Anyway, it gives a reader a chance to get into this wonderful author's thoughts and early life.