Survivor Caf Survivor Caf

Named a Best Book of the Year by The San Francisco Chronicle Survivor Café . . . feels like the book Rosner was born to write.

Author: Elizabeth Rosner

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: 1640091076


Page: 288

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As survivors of many of the twentieth century's most monumental events--the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields--begin to pass away, Survivor Cafâe addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? Elizabeth Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp--in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015--each journey an experience in which personal history confronts both commemoration and memorialization. She explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the effects of 9/11 on the general population. Examining current brain research, Rosner depicts the efforts to understand the intergenerational inheritance of trauma, as well as the intricacies of remembrance in the aftermath of atrocity. Survivor Cafâe becomes a lens for numerous constructs of memory--from museums and commemorative sites to national reconciliation projects to small-group cross-cultural encounters. Beyond preserving the firsthand testimonies of participants and witnesses, individuals and societies must continually take responsibility for learning the painful lessons of the past in order to offer hope for the future. Survivor Cafâe offers a clear-eyed sense of the enormity of our twenty-first-century human inheritance--not only among direct descendants of the Holocaust but also in the shape of our collective responsibility to learn from tragedy, and to keep the ever-changing conversations alive between the past and the present.

Survivor Caf Survivor Caf

Survivor. Café. A Best Book of 2017 (San Francisco Chronicle) A Finalist for the National Jewish Book Award A Most Notable Nonfiction by Bay Area Authors Selection (East Bay Times) “Rosner's memoir, which combines moving personal ...

Author: Elizabeth Rosner

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781640090095


Page: 288

View: 142

Named a Best Book of the Year by The San Francisco Chronicle "Survivor Café...feels like the book Rosner was born to write. Each page is imbued with urgency, with sincerity, with heartache, with heart.... Her words, alongside the words of other survivors of atrocity and their descendants across the globe, can help us build a more humane world." —San Francisco Chronicle As firsthand survivors of many of the twentieth century's most monumental events—the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the Killing Fields—begin to pass away, Survivor Café addresses urgent questions: How do we carry those stories forward? How do we collectively ensure that the horrors of the past are not forgotten? Elizabeth Rosner organizes her book around three trips with her father to Buchenwald concentration camp—in 1983, in 1995, and in 2015—each journey an experience in which personal history confronts both commemoration and memorialization. She explores the echoes of similar legacies among descendants of African American slaves, descendants of Cambodian survivors of the Killing Fields, descendants of survivors of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the effects of 9/11 on the general population. Examining current brain research, Rosner depicts the efforts to understand the intergenerational inheritance of trauma, as well as the intricacies of remembrance in the aftermath of atrocity. Survivor Café becomes a lens for numerous constructs of memory—from museums and commemorative sites to national reconciliation projects to small–group cross–cultural encounters. Beyond preserving the firsthand testimonies of participants and witnesses, individuals and societies must continually take responsibility for learning the painful lessons of the past in order to offer hope for the future. Survivor Café offers a clear–eyed sense of the enormity of our twenty–first–century human inheritance—not only among direct descendants of the Holocaust but also in the shape of our collective responsibility to learn from tragedy, and to keep the ever–changing conversations alive between the past and the present.

A Mental Healthcare Model for Mass Trauma SurvivorsA Mental Healthcare Model for Mass Trauma Survivors

this intervention may arise later in treatment, if a survivor turns out to be unable to initiate even graduated ... If the survivor feels more anxious about the idea of going into the café alone, it is best to let them tackle the ...

Author: Metin Basoglu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139500814



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Mass trauma events, such as natural disasters, war and torture, affect millions of people every year. Currently, there is no mental health care model with the potential to address the psychological needs of survivors in a cost-effective way. This book presents such a model, along with guidance on its implementation, making it invaluable for both policy-makers and mental health professionals. Building on more than twenty years of extensive research with mass trauma survivors, the authors present a model of traumatic stress to aid understanding of mass trauma and how its psychological impact can be overcome with control-focused behavioral treatment. This text offers a critical review of various controversial issues in the field of psychological trauma in light of recent research findings. Including two structured manuals on earthquake trauma, covering treatment delivery and self-help, the book will be of use to survivors themselves as well as care providers.

Survivorship A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday LifeSurvivorship A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life

Survivor café: The legacy of trauma and the labyrinth of memory. Berkeley: Counterpoint Press. Sachs, L. (1995). Is there a pathology of prevention? The implications of visualizing the invisible in screening programs.

Author: Alex Broom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351118521


Page: 162

View: 512

This book provides a contemporary and comprehensive examination of cancer in everyday life, drawing on qualitative research with people living with cancer, their family members and health professionals. It explores the evolving and enduring affects of cancer for individuals, families and communities, with attention to the changing dynamics of survivorship, including social relations around waiting, uncertainty, hope, wilfulness, obligation, responsibility and healing. Challenging simplistic deployments of survivorship and drawing on contemporary and classical social theory, it critically examines survivorship through innovative qualitative methodologies including interviews, focus groups, participant produced photos and solicited diaries. In assembling this panoramic view of cancer in the twenty-first century, it also enlivens core debates in sociology, including questions around individual agency, subjectivity, temporality, normativity, resistance, affect and embodiment. A thoughtful account of cancer embedded in the undulations of the everyday, narrated by its subjects and those who informally and formally care for them, Survivorship: A Sociology of Cancer in Everyday Life outlines new ways of thinking about survivorship for sociologists, health and medical researchers and those working in cancer care settings.

The Maternal ImprintThe Maternal Imprint

Gradwohl, Granddaughters of the Holocaust; cited in Rosner, Survivor Café, 8. 60. Kellermann, “Epigenetic Transmission of Holocaust Trauma,” 33, 37. 61. Ibid. 62. Rosner, Survivor café: the legacy of trauma and the labyrinth of memory, ...

Author: Sarah S. Richardson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226544809


Page: 384

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"From Homer to the Bible, and Aristotle to Descartes, expert and common knowledge held that a pregnant woman's emotions and experiences could "imprint" on the fetus, leading to features such as birthmarks, deformities, and distinctive personality traits. Beginning with the advent of modern genetics at the turn of the twentieth century, however, biomedical scientists dismissed any notion that a mother-except in cases of extreme deprivation or injury-could alter her offspring's traits. Consensus asserted that the fetus was walled off from a woman's body by the placenta and that a child's fate was set by a combination of its genes and post-birth upbringing. Over the last fifty years, this consensus was dismantled. Today, research on the intrauterine environment and its effects on the fetus is emerging as a robust program of study in medicine, public health, psychology, evolutionary biology, and genomics. Some researchers claim that these maternal effects represent a biologically important but non-genetic form of inheritance, potentially refracting the mother's experiences and exposures across generations of descendants. Tracing a genealogy of ideas about heredity and maternal-fetal effects, The Maternal Imprint offers a critical analysis of conceptual and ethical issues provoked by the striking rise of epigenetics and fetal origins science in postgenomic biology today"--

Treblinka SurvivorTreblinka Survivor

The place buzzed with cafes that boreYiddish names,Jewish-style restaurants,Jewish art galleries. But where were the Jews? In Kazimierz's labyrinthine streets, it was impossible not to feel the weight of the absent culture.

Author: Mark S Smith

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752462424


Page: 256

View: 338

More than 800,000 people entered Treblinka, and fewer than seventy came out. Hershl Sperling was one of them. He escaped. Why then, fifty years later, did he jump to his death from a bridge in Scotland? This book traces the life of a man who survived five concentration camps, and what he had to do to achieve this.

Past Trauma in Late LifePast Trauma in Late Life

Café 84 members consist of retired male and female survivors , heterogeneous regarding both Holocaust experiences and countries of origin . This is not just a self - help model . As Cafe 84 is led by a professional psychologist who ...

Author: Linda Hunt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853024465


Page: 237

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In the professional and practice literature on working with older people, little attention has been given to the potential impact of trauma experienced in childhood and early adult life. This book looks at the effect of trauma on behaviour, which is often mistakenly viewed as part of the pathology of old age. The contributors pay particular attention to the impact of the Holocaust and of the war experience of civilians and combatants, as well as individual trauma. The authors call for sensitivity on the part of professionals and carers to the possibility of early trauma as a causal factor in distress in older people. The book encourages all those providing services to prepare themselves and their clients for a journey through what is often painful territory: the material contained in this volume will help both specialist and non-specialist practitioners to map a more certain course towards a coherent approach to therapeutic intervention and the care and support of many people still suffering from the consequences of earlier traumatic experiences.

Eva and EveEva and Eve

Pinsker, Shachar M. A Rich Brew: How Cafés Created Modern Jewish Culture. ... Rosen, R. D. Such Good Girls: The Journey of the Holocaust's Hidden Child Survivors. ... Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory.

Author: Julie Metz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982128005


Page: 320

View: 261

The author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Perfection returns with an unforgettable account of her late mother’s childhood in Nazi-occupied Austria and the parallels she sees in present-day America. To Julie Metz, her mother, Eve, was the quintessential New Yorker. Eve rarely spoke about her childhood and it was difficult to imagine her living anywhere else except Manhattan, where she could be found attending Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera or inspecting a round of French triple crème at Zabar’s. In truth, Eve had endured a harrowing childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna. After her mother passed, Julie discovered a keepsake book filled with farewell notes from friends and relatives addressed to a ten-year-old girl named Eva. This long-hidden memento was the first clue to the secret pain that Julie’s mother had carried as a refugee and immigrant, shining a light on a family that had to persevere at every turn to escape the antisemitism and xenophobia that threatened their survival. Interweaving personal memoir and family history, Eva and Eve vividly traces one woman’s search for her mother’s lost childhood while revealing the resilience of our forebears and the sacrifices that ordinary people are called to make during history’s darkest hours.

See No StrangerSee No Stranger

“ Psychological restoration and healing can only occur through providing space for survivors of violence to be heard and for ... 44 A story of violence Elizabeth Rosner , Survivor Café : The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory ...

Author: Valarie Kaur

Publisher: One World

ISBN: 9780525509103


Page: 416

View: 399

An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love. Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize • “In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves? Valarie Kaur—renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer—describes revolutionary love as the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves. It enjoins us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are part of me I do not yet know. Starting from that place of wonder, the world begins to change: It is a practice that can transform a relationship, a community, a culture, even a nation. Kaur takes readers through her own riveting journey—as a brown girl growing up in California farmland finding her place in the world; as a young adult galvanized by the murders of Sikhs after 9/11; as a law student fighting injustices in American prisons and on Guantánamo Bay; as an activist working with communities recovering from xenophobic attacks; and as a woman trying to heal from her own experiences with police violence and sexual assault. Drawing from the wisdom of sages, scientists, and activists, Kaur reclaims love as an active, public, and revolutionary force that creates new possibilities for ourselves, our communities, and our world. See No Stranger helps us imagine new ways of being with each other—and with ourselves—so that together we can begin to build the world we want to see.

The Unreality of MemoryThe Unreality of Memory

In Survivor Café, Elizabeth Rosner notes, “When I ask Holocaust survivors to tell me their stories, I notice them flinch at the word. It's as though 'story' implies something invented, a fairy tale.” Chernobyl Prayer does not feel like ...

Author: Elisa Gabbert

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781838950637



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'A work of sheer brilliance, beauty and bravery' Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less 'Masterly... Her essays have a clarity and prescience that imply a sort of distant, retrospective view, like postcards sent from the near future' New York Times We stare at our phones. We keep multiple tabs open. Our chats and conversations are full of the phrase "Did you see?" The feeling that we're living in the worst of times seems to be intensifying, alongside a desire to know precisely how bad things have gotten. Poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert's The Unreality of Memory consists of a series of lyrical and deeply researched meditations on what our culture of catastrophe has done to public discourse and our own inner lives. In these tender and prophetic essays, she focuses in on our daily preoccupation and favorite pasttime: desperate distraction from disaster by way of a desperate obsession with the disastrous. Moving from public trauma to personal tragedy, from the Titanic and Chernobyl to illness and loss, The Unreality of Memory alternately rips away the facade of our fascination with destruction and gently identifies itself with the age of rubbernecking. A balm, not a burr, Gabbert's essays are a hauntingly perceptive analysis of the anxiety intrinsic in our new, digital ways of being, and also a means of reconciling ourselves to this new world. 'One of those joyful books that send you to your notebook every page or so, desperate not to lose either the thought the author has deftly placed in your mind or the title of a work she has now compelled you to read.' Paris Review

Mixed Race Identity in the American SouthMixed Race Identity in the American South

London: Penguin. Root, Maria P. 1996. The Multiracial Experience: Racial Borders as the New Frontier. Thousand Oaks: Sage. Rosner, Elizabeth. 2017. Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. La Vergne, TN: Ingram.

Author: Julia Sattler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793627070


Page: 224

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This study examines mixed-race identity and heritage in the American South. The author analyzes the "memoir of the search" literary genre and contextualizes texts in relation to contemporary negotiations of family history and national memory.

As I RecallAs I Recall

9Elizabeth Rosner, Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory (New York: Counterpoint, 2017), xvi. 10Robert Madigan, How Memory Works—And How to Make It Work For You (New York: Guilford Press, 2015), 18.

Author: Casey Tygrett

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830872688


Page: 216

View: 501

According to pastor and spiritual director Casey Tygrett, how we hold and carry our memories—good and bad—is a part of what forms us spiritually. In this way we have a common bond with the people of Scripture who also had a sensory life. In these pages Tygrett explores the power of memory and offers biblical texts and practices to guide us in bringing our memories to God for spiritual transformation.

Jeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 28th editionJeff Herman s Guide to Book Publishers Editors Literary Agents 28th edition

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo, Survivor Café by Elizabeth Rosner, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor, Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis, The Shadow Daughter: A Memoir of Estrangement by Harriet Brown.

Author: Jeff Herman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608685851


Page: 544

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If You Want to Get Published, Read This Book! Jeff Herman’s Guide is the writer’s best friend. The 28th edition, updated for 2019, includes strategies to finding your way through today’s field of publishers, editors, and agents. Get the most up-to-date information on the who’s who in publishing: The best way to ensure that your book stands out from the crowd is to find the right person to read it. In this guidebook, Jeff Herman reveals names, contact information, and personal interests for hundreds of literary agents and editors, so you can find the publishing professional who’s been waiting for you. In addition, the comprehensive index makes it easy to search by genre and subject. Learn to write a winning pitch: This highly-respected resource has helped countless authors achieve their highest goals. It starts with the perfect pitch. You’ll learn the language that publishers use, and ways to present yourself and your book in the best light. Trust the expert that insiders trust: Bestselling authors and publishing insiders recognize Jeff Herman’s Guide as honest, informative, and accurate. New and veteran writers of both fiction and nonfiction have relied on this no-nonsense guidebook for decades. Everything you need to know to publish your book is compiled in this one go-to resource. In Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents you’ll find: Invaluable information about 245 publishers and imprints Independent book editors who can help make your book publisher-friendly Methods for spotting a scam before it’s too late Methods to becoming a confident partner in the business of publishing your book. This guide is an excellent addition to your collection if you have read Guide to Literary Agents 2019, Writer's Market 2019, or The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published.

Peace JourneysPeace Journeys

Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. Berkeley: Counterpoint. Sim, Kevin. 1989. Four Hours in My Lai: Anatomy of a Massacre (Video). Yorkshire Television. Tamashiro, ...

Author: Ian S. McIntosh

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527543133


Page: 301

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This collection of essays presents the very latest research on the peace-building dimension of sacred and secular journeys at individual, societal, regional and global levels. Not since the 1980s has there been any concerted effort to explore the potential of such journeys in helping to bridge the divide that separates people of diverse ethnicities, religions and cultures. This volume gathers together empirical studies, regional analyses, and personal reflections from four continents and twelve countries, including Sri Lanka, Syria, Ethiopia, and Indonesia, which highlight the potential of religious tourism and pilgrimage for promoting interfaith solidarity, natural dialogue, and inner peace. It will be of interest to religion, tourism and peace scholars, as well as to political scientists and anthropologists.

We Share the Same SkyWe Share the Same Sky

—Elizabeth Rosner, author of Survivor Café: e Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory “e Holocaust is soon to be two generations removed from direct experience, which makes it imperative for a new generation to pick up the burden ...

Author: Rachael Cerrotti

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 9781094153711


Page: 250

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In 2009, Rachael Cerrotti, a college student pursuing a career in photojournalism, asked her grandmother, Hana, if she could record her story. Rachael knew that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor and the only one in her family alive at the end of the war. Rachael also knew that she survived because of the kindness of strangers. It wasn’t a secret. Hana spoke about her history publicly and regularly. But, Rachael wanted to document it as only a granddaughter could. So, that’s what they did: Hana talked and Rachael wrote. Upon Hana’s passing in 2010, Rachael discovered an incredible archive of her life. There were preserved albums and hundreds of photographs dating back to the 1920s. There were letters waiting to be translated, journals, diaries, deportation and immigration papers as well as creative writings from various stages of Hana’s life. Rachael digitized and organized it all, plucking it from the past and placing it into her present. Then, she began retracing her grandmother’s story, following her through Central Europe, Scandinavia, and across the United States. She tracked down the descendants of those who helped save her grandmother’s life during the war. Rachael went in pursuit of her grandmother’s memory to explore how the retelling of family stories becomes the history itself. We Share the Same Sky weaves together the stories of these two young women—Hana as a refugee who remains one step ahead of the Nazis at every turn, and Rachael, whose insatiable curiosity to touch the past guides her into the lives of countless strangers, bringing her love and tragic loss. Throughout the course of her twenties, Hana’s history becomes a guidebook for Rachael in how to live a life empowered by grief.

Souls at RiskSouls at Risk

Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory. Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2017. Ross, Steven J. Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars shaped American Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Author: Nancy Vernon Kelly

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532693861


Page: 224

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Rooms of Nancy Vernon Kelly’s childhood home in Hollywood, California, provide scaffolding for Souls at Risk, a memoir about the roots and consequences of her writer-producer father’s sudden turn to right-wing extremism. Radicalization didn’t occur in a vacuum. Its grip had clear public and personal roots and consequences. The narrative pivots around a 1960 concert the author’s father produced in San Diego for blacklisted folksinger Pete Seeger. When Seeger refused to sign a loyalty oath to use a public high school auditorium, the American Legion accused him of being a communist and protested to the San Diego School Board. Although the concert went on (and Kelly sang along!), the fallout continued for many years, entrenched in Cold War American-Soviet hostility. Souls at Risk weaves together the long view of a personal, public, and historical story that embodies both the disruption of extremism and the disruption of grace. While remembering the unwelcome parts of life with hateful extremism, the author also delights in the memory of experiences and people who kept her fledgling soul from completely flattening out in a turbulent time. Indeed, the sweetest touch of mercy arrived in Kelly’s inbox almost fifty years after the concert.

Medical and Psychological Effects of Concentration Camps on Holocaust SurvivorsMedical and Psychological Effects of Concentration Camps on Holocaust Survivors

Cafe 84 : Dagcenterver ksamhet for judiska overlevande [ Cafe 84 : A day center activity for Jewish survivors ] . Psykisk Haelsa , 28 ( 1 ) , 19-23 . 671 Fried , Hedi , and Waxman , Howard M. ( 1988 ) . Stockholm's Cafe 84 : A unique ...

Author: Robert Krell, Marc I Sherman

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412828392



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Survivor s OdysseySurvivor s Odyssey

Later, to escape a sudden late summer downpour, I entered a café on the broad Hohenzollernring. ... Here the streets echoed with life because the U.S. Army was present in full force, and every girl in town D165E SURvIvOR'S ODYSSEY.

Author: Richard Wiener

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479794706


Page: 276

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EXCERPTS FOR WEBSITE (Survivor's Odyssey BID # 112614) As I sit by my window, gazing out over the autumnal park, the turning leaves straining in the gusting west wind, and a suggestion of morning sun stippling a clump of trees in the near distance, my thoughts return to the view from my childhood room on Lutherstrasse, a bourgeois, cobblestone-paved street in Wittenberg lined with neatly spaced lindens. How tranquil it all seemed then. Like other early childhoods contemplated late in life, mine seems idyllic in retrospect. A cozy home, devoted parents, playmates and relatives nearby. Who could have predicted then that Wittenberg, this ancient town, the cradle of the Protestant Reformation, would soon, like the rest of Germany, be swept up in the fanaticism and hysteria of National Socialism? When did I first realize that I was not just another German child, that I was merely tolerated, later reviled, and finally cast out? How strange it seems now that it took so long for me to comprehend that what was happening to me and my fellow Jews was extraordinary. ************** Finally, in November 1938, all the accumulated hatred reached critical mass. And the dry tinder was ignited by an assassin's bullet. The son of Polish Jews, enraged by his parents' deportation, shot an attaché at the German Embassy in Paris, and this provided a sufficient pretext for what came to be known as Crystal Night (Kristallnacht), the opening salvo of the Holocaust. The official story was that the assassination so outraged the German people that they could not be restrained from seeking revenge. The truth is that, in a clearly coordinated effort across the entire country, synagogues were set afire, Jewish shops looted and destroyed, and Jewish homes invaded and destroyed. A mob mentality nurtured for years had, at long last, found its focus in action. ********************* In the late 40s, hitchhiking was still a viable option. I was now in civilian attire, and I knew that drivers, even those open to hitchhikers, had to decide on a dime whether to stop. Most of those who picked me up whizzed past, screeched to a halt twenty yards further on, and watched me run to catch up. Once I got into the car, they checked me out and asked a few questions before deciding whether I was a keeper. Over the succeeding months, I learned a lot about people. Because I was a stranger whom they would never see again, many shared with me confidences that they could not share with family, friends or people in their communities. They told me of their addictions, their adulteries, their sexual proclivities. It wasn't because of who I was. Out of a deep need, they would have shared these confidences with almost anyone. And at times, it was uncomfortable for me to listen. I wanted them to stop talking, but I needed the ride and kept my mouth shut. ******************* Aware that I would have to work part time, I answered an ad and landed a job with the Whelan's chain of drugstores as a "soda jerker." I worked two eight-hour shifts, one on Wednesdays from four to midnight, the other on Saturdays. Since I was low man on the totem pole, my employers felt free to shift me around from store to store as vacancies occurred. Most of my colleagues were unskilled drifters who worked only long enough to save a few bucks; few were college students like me. But I was soon disabused of any idea that this gave me special status. The best I could hope for was the occasional gig at an upscale location, but I was just as likely to be sent to a hellhole like the notorious hangout for pimps and drug dealers at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street. The pay was lousy, the tips few and far between, but what I learned about people was a valuable adjunct to what I learned in my college classes. ************************* Until about 30 years later. He was by now a gr

Survivor s TalesSurvivor s Tales

It is getting dark and we must go back to the cafe. The man tells me his name. His family is coming to Lwov in a few months and will need help with the young children. I take his address. Now the cafe is almost empty.

Author: Lidia Eichenholz

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595311903


Page: 116

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Survivor's Tales is a collection of individually powerful stories which together form an unusual and exciting Holocaust era memoir. In sparse, elegant prose, Lidia Eichenholtz tells a gripping tale of coming of age during World War II. Readers are immediately drawn into her journey from girlhood within the protection of a warm, loving wealthy Polish Jewish family to young womanhood, on her own, with nothing but her wits standing between her and certain death. Through masterful understatement, the author's story of determination, resourcefulness, youth and luck leaves one with an abundance of life lessons and enormous respect for the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. "The best Holocaust era memoir I have ever read because of its beautiful simplicity, the power of both what is written and left unwritten, and the intellect of the author which shines through." -Arlene Rossen Cardozo, PhD, author of Jewish Family Celebrations

The Faithful Councellor Or the Marrow of the Law in English The Second EditionThe Faithful Councellor Or the Marrow of the Law in English The Second Edition

... fame year was dismissed , because the land sued for was not worrh'fourty shillings a year , Towonlyes cafe , Caryes Rep . ... and this was decreed , and that the Survivor should make the Estate accordingly , Springs cafe , 21 Eliz .

Author: William SHEPPARD (Serjeant-at-Law.)


ISBN: BL:A0020727205


Page: 484

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