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The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Memoir of Polish Jews

Rena Margulies Chernoff & Allan Chernoff
Format
Book
Published
Lubbock, Texas, USA : Texas Tech University Press, [2014]
Language
English
Series
Modern Jewish History
Modern Jewish History (Lubbock, Tex.)
ISBN
9780896728769 (hardback), 0896728765 (hardback), 9780896728790 (paperback), 089672879X (paperback), 9780896728806 (e-book), 0896728803 (e-book)
Summary
"Preserving the collective memory of a community that is no more. Seven decades after the Nazis annihilated the Jewish community of Tomaszow-Mazowiecki, Poland, comes a gripping eyewitness narrative told by one of the youngest survivors of the Holocaust, as well as through first-hand accounts of other Tomaszow survivors. This unique communal memoir presents a rare view of Eastern European Jewry, before, during, and after World War II. It is both the memoir of a child and of a lost Jewish community, an unvarnished story in which disputes, controversy, and scandal all play a role in capturing the true flavor of life in this time and place. Nearly 14,000 Jews, one-third of the town's population, lived in Tomaszow-Mazowiecki before World War II, many making their living as tailors and seamstresses. Only 250 of them survived the Holocaust, in part because of their skill with a needle and thread. Engaging and highly accessible, The Tailors of Tomaszow is a powerful resource for educators and a compelling read for anyone wishing to gain a deeper, more personal understanding of Eastern European Jewry and the Holocaust"--
"Memoir of prewar life, the Holocaust, and the aftermath through the eyes of a child and the Jewish community of Tomaszow-Mazowiecki, Poland; personal tragedies and torture by the Nazis, illustrating life in the Blizyn labor camp and survival of Auschwitz-Birkenau."--
Contents
  • My Tomaszow
  • Wartime in Tomaszow
  • Deportation
  • Blizyn
  • Birkenau-Auschwitz
  • Searching for a New Life.
Description
xviii, 182 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index.
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