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The life of Jews in Poland before the Holocaust : a memoir

The life of Jews in Poland before the Holocaust : a memoir

Author: Ben-Zion Gold
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Ben-Zion Gold's memoir brings to life the world of a million Jews in pre-World War II Poland who were later destroyed by the Nazis. Recalling the relationships, rituals, observances, and celebrations, Gold evokes the sense of family and faith that helped him through the catastrophe that followed. With him we experience the life and institutions of the time: the Heder and hooky playing, his encounter with Hassidism,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gold, Ben-Zion.
Life of Jews in Poland before the Holocaust.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
Named Person: Ben-Zion Gold; Ben-Zion Gold; Ben-Zion Gold
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ben-Zion Gold
ISBN: 9780803222229 080322222X
OCLC Number: 68693801
Description: xi, 152 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Jewish Radom --
Home and family --
My father's marriage and business --
My religious upbringing --
Heder --
My sisters' education --
Yeshiva --
Jews and Poles --
Rayzel's engagement --
Pinye's death --
Finding a tutor --
The Beit hamidrash and the Yeshiva --
Encounters with Hasidism --
Musarnikes --
Bathya's engagement --
Love's first glance --
Escape to freedom --
The encounter --
After liberation.
Responsibility: Ben-Zion Gold.
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The memories that made life worth living in the face of disaster, along with the experience of the human capacity for evil that tested and transformed his faith as it devastated his world.  Read more...


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"This book is quite different in character from existing Holocaust memoirs. It is an eyewitness account of a lost milieu and it tells us, as the saying goes, not how European Jews died but how they Read more...

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