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Something beautiful happened : a story of survival and courage in the face of evil

Author: Yvette Manessis Corporon
Publisher: New York, NY ; London ; Toronto : Howard Books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., ©2017 [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants--and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness. Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother's stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family--a tailor named Savvas and his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Corporon, Yvette Manessis.
Something beautiful happened.
New York, NY : Howard Books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, inc. [2017]
(DLC) 2017006217
Named Person: Yvette Manessis Corporon; Yvette Manessis Corporon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yvette Manessis Corporon
ISBN: 9781501161117 1501161113 9781501161131 150116113X
OCLC Number: 962227468
Description: xiv, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. They weren't really gone after all --
We loved them like sisters --
The Jews of Corfu --
You are orphans now --
Pass the lamb. We saved the Jews. --
Papa Savvas, the Jewish tailor of Corfu --
The nightly knock at the door --
Yia-yia never told --
Searching for Savvas --
Righteous among the nations --
Whatever you do, don't challenge him to a game of chess --
I think our grandmothers were friends --
Reat and Bill --
When words don't make sense --
Tragic irony --
He picked the wrong family and the wrong community --
He was watching over them --
The ones who stood up --
Heaven is all around us --
It was nothing. It was everything. --
Piecing together the story of Savvas --
Rosa's family --
Modern miracles --
Reunion --
Erikousa's Icarus --
Finding Savvas --
Full circle --
Epilogue --
Afterword. Lessons from new and cherished friends.
Responsibility: Yvette Manessis Corporon.


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"This beautifully written story will light the way through life's darkest moments proving that kindness is the most powerful force of all." -- Roma Downey, Actor, Producer and President of Read more...

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