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The Resource A world erased : a grandson's search for his family's Holocaust secrets, Noah Lederman

A world erased : a grandson's search for his family's Holocaust secrets, Noah Lederman

Label
A world erased : a grandson's search for his family's Holocaust secrets
Title
A world erased
Title remainder
a grandson's search for his family's Holocaust secrets
Statement of responsibility
Noah Lederman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This poignant memoir by Noah Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents' kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland. In the 1950s, Noah's grandparents raised their children on Holocaust stories. But because tales of rebellion and death camps gave his father and aunt constant nightmares, in Noah's adolescence Grandma would only recount the PG version. Noah, however, craved the uncensored truth and always felt one right question away from their pasts. But when Poppy died at the end of the millennium, it seemed the Holocaust stories died with him. In the years that followed, without the love of her life by her side, Grandma could do little more than mourn. After college, Noah, a travel writer, roamed the world for fifteen months with just one rule: avoid Poland. A few missteps in Europe, however, landed him in his grandparents' country. When he returned home, he cautiously told Grandma about his time in Warsaw, fearing that the past would bring up memories too painful for her to relive. But, instead, remembering the Holocaust unexpectedly rejuvenated her, ending five years of mourning her husband. Together, they explored the memories--of Auschwitz and a half-dozen other camps, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the displaced persons camps--that his grandmother had buried for decades. And the woman he had playfully mocked as a child became his hero. I was left with the stories--the ones that had been hidden, the ones that offered catharsis, the ones that gave me a second hero, the ones that resurrected a family, the ones that survived even death. Their shared journey profoundly illuminates the transformative power of never forgetting
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lederman, Noah
Dewey number
940.53180922438
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS134.72.L435
LC item number
L43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lederman family
  • Lederman, Noah
  • Lederman, Leon
  • Lederman, Hadasa
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Grandparent and child
Target audience
adult
Label
A world erased : a grandson's search for his family's Holocaust secrets, Noah Lederman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781442267435
Lccn
2016008764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1808108
  • 854496
Label
A world erased : a grandson's search for his family's Holocaust secrets, Noah Lederman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781442267435
Lccn
2016008764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1808108
  • 854496

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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