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Displaced persons : growing up American after the Holocaust

Author: Joseph Berger
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vividly recreating his parents' harrowing experiences in the light of his own childhood among refugees in America, "Displace Persons" speaks directly to a little-known slice of Holocaust history, the plight of 140,000 refugees who came to the United States between 1947 and 1953. Showing readers this world through the eyes of a bright young boy, the book captures poignant shadings, telling minutiae, and stubborn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berger, Joseph, 1945-
Displaced persons.
New York : Scribner, ©2001
(OCoLC)606524840
Online version:
Berger, Joseph, 1945-
Displaced persons.
New York : Scribner, ©2001
(OCoLC)609961355
Named Person: Joseph Berger; Joseph Berger; Joseph Berger, Journalist.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Berger
ISBN: 068485757X 9780684857572
OCLC Number: 45707700
Description: 347 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Joseph Berger.
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An account of how one family of Polish Jews, narrowly survived Hitler's atrocities and managed to emerge anew amid the bewildering landscape of Manhattan's Upper West Side and the Bronx in the 1950s  Read more...

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Eva Fogelman psychologist and author of "Conscience and Courage" Joseph Berger follows in the tradition of Frank McCourt in being a master storyteller. He recounts a story that is both tragic and Read more...

 
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by tam2think (WorldCat user published 2011-06-28) Excellent Permalink

This book sheds light on the feelings and emotions of children who grew up in the aftermath of World War 2. I'm very touched with all the details of growing up in NYC while under the shadow of parents who lost everything to the Nazis.  Joe Berger recalls so many details from his life, such as...
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