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Author Grol-Prokopczyk, Regina, 1945-

Title Saving the tremors of past lives : a cross-generational holocaust memoir / by Regina Grol
Published Boston, Massachusetts : Academic Studies Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Jews of Poland
Jews of Poland.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter One: The Knight on the White Horse -- Chapter Two: Bialystok -- Chapter Three: From Bialystok to Dubno -- Chapter Four: Further Migrations: From Dubno to Katowice to Haifa -- Chapter Five: (Temporary) Return to Warsaw -- Chapter Six: 1968; or, America! America! -- Chapter Seven: Dreams -- Chapter Eight: Dwelling in a Name -- Chapter Nine: My Father: The Mystery Man -- Chapter Ten: Mother and Her Family -- Chapter Eleven: Danuta -- Chapter Twelve: On Graves, Burial Rites, and the Search for Identity -- Chapter Thirteen: Poems -- Conclusion -- Index
Summary The Jewish community of the Polish border town of Brześć (Brisk in Yiddish), which had numbered almost 30,000 people, was wiped out during the Holocaust, with only about 10 of its members surviving. One of them was Masza Pinczuk, who escaped from the Brześć ghetto on the eve of its liquidation on Oct.15, 1942. Her future husband succeeded in escaping from the Warsaw ghetto. They were the sole survivors of their respective families, and in this volume their daughter, Regina Grol, shares their story and meditates on the legacy of the Holocaust, exploring the lingering impact of the Holocaust on the following generations. Based on interviews and letters, and checked against historical facts, the book includes supporting documents and photographs. It also contains an account of the author's "internal flanerie" (to use Walter Benjamin's term), i.e., a retrospective and introspective look at her own life as a child of Holocaust survivors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Pinczuk, Masza
SUBJECT Pinczuk, Masza fast
Subject Holocaust survivors -- Poland -- Biography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Holocaust survivors
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781618112576