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Hell's traces : one murder, two families, thirty-five Holocaust memorials

Author: Victor Ripp
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"An unsentimental meditation on memory and loss that recounts the author's search for a Holocaust memorial that speaks to the death of his young cousin In July 1942, the French police in Paris, acting for the German military government, arrested Victor Ripp's three-year-old cousin. Two months later, Alexandre was killed in Auschwitz. To try to make sense of this act, Ripp looks at it through the prism of family
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Named Person: Ripp family.; Victor Ripp; Ripp family.; Victor Ripp
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Ripp
ISBN: 9780865478336 0865478333 9780374713638 0374713634
OCLC Number: 953792633
Description: 206 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Victor Ripp.

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"With this act of memory and imagination, Mr. Ripp transforms his cousin from a ghostly memory to a vivid presence whose loss he--and his readers--can more fully grasp." --Diane Cole, Wall Street Read more...

 
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