Daughters of Absence: Transforming a Legacy of Loss
|Creator: Mindy Weisel|
Publisher: Dream of Things
Sales Rank: 396,911
Format: Kindle eBook
Language: English (Published)
Media: Kindle Edition
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
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"Mindy Weisel and the other daughters of Holocaust survivors have provided us with extraordinary insights. The solemn beauty of their sagas and the triumph over the past is a gift to their parents, who survived and rebuilt their lives, and to those millions who did not." - Susan Tumarkin Goodman of the Jewish Museum New York
"Each in her own genre, these ‘daughters of absence’ trace—with great skill, great courage, and great candor—their journey from a ghost-ridden past to a fulfilling present." - Peter Novick, author of The Holocaust in America, professor of history at The University of Chicago
"Daughters of Absence" is a collection of twelve essays written by daughters of Holocaust survivors. Each chapter is a contribution from a female author, poet, artist, musician, filmmaker, comedienne, playwright, etc. The authors not only tell about their own personal experiences as daughters of Holocaust survivors, but many essays also include accounts of the horrific experiences of the parents during the Holocaust.
Incredibly, the “daughters” have not only survived, they have thrived and made the most of their lives, but not in stereotypical ways. Instead, they chose ways that combine compassion with courage, and success with celebration. They can serve as role models and inspiration for all of us.
The contributors include editor Mindy Weisel, an artist whose works are on display at museums around the world; Helen Epstein, author of "Children of the Holocaust"; Aviva Kempner -- producer of the films "The Partisans of Vilna" and "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg"; Lily Brett, the only writer who has won Australia's highest awards for fiction (National Steele Rudd Award) and poetry (Victorian Premier's Award); photographer Vera Loeffler; poet Miram Morsel Nathan; and Hadassah Lieberman, wife of Senator Joe Lieberman. The introduction is by Eva Fogelman, author of "Conscience & Courage: Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust."
This book has been used in the classroom and at conferences. It is recommended for its unique perspective on the Holocaust and for its examples of the strength of the human spirit.
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