Motherland

Motherland

Beyond the Holocaust : A Daughter's Journey to Reclaim the Past

Book - 2000
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"In 1938, just before they were killed by the Nazis, Frieda and Siegmund Westerfeld sent their twelve-year-old daughter, Edith, to live with relatives in America. Edith escaped the death camps but was left profoundly adrift, cut off from the culture of her homeland, its traditions - her entire identity. For decades she shut away her memories, unable even to sing a German lullaby to her children, until she realized that the void of tbe past was consuming her and her family. Then, with her daughter Fern Schumer Chapman - herself a pregnant mother - Edith returned to Germany." "For Edith the trip was an act of courage, a chance to reconnect with her homeland and reconcile with her past. For Fern the trip was a miraculous opening, a break in the wall of silence surrounding her mother's history...and her mother."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2000
ISBN: 9780670881055
0670881058
Branch Call Number: ANF 943.087
Characteristics: xi, 190 p. ; 24 cm

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