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After Long Silence
After Long Silence
Author: Helen Fremont
"To this day, I don't even know what my mother's real name is." — Helen Fremont was raised as a Roman Catholic. It wasn't until she was an adult, practicing law in Boston, that she discovered her parents were Jewish--Holocaust survivors living invented lives. Not even their names were their own. In this powerful memoir, Helen Fremont delves into ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385333702
ISBN-10: 0385333706
Publication Date: 1/11/2000
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 75 ratings
Publisher: Delta
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Imagine being raised Catholic, then to find out the family is really of Jewish background. Fremont has finds this is to be true when she researches her ancestral background. Fremont wants to know who she really is, who her parents are; and continues to seek until she discovers much. She researches the background of her parents who went through the holocaust of Poland during WWII. What she finds out helps her & her sister put pieces of their childhood questions, and perhaps, make sense of their lives. A spellbound read of the many mysteries this family went through during the holocaust of World War II in Poland.
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Helpful Score: 4
Excellently written,This book keeps you hooked from beginning to end ,but it seems like there are alot of loose endz but I guess there probably would be considering the circumstances.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a great book about secrets and what they do to people and families. It's an incredible story of what people can endure in the most frightening and difficult circumstances and how it affects their lives. A look at war, the human soul, family, religion and identity.
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this was a very good story about how a jewish family even after all these yrs still hide the fact that their jewish. afraid another holocoust could happen anywhere anytime.
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This woman's experience finding out about her hidden Jewish heritage was interesting, enjoyable to read, and felt personal. She has a way of bring the reader into the story and making you feel the emotions she felt.
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Powerful, interesting, historical, awesome.
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Good book. A little slow at times.
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I really liked this nonfiction book. It took me a while to get in to, but once I did, I could hardly put it down.

Helen and her sister, born in the 50's to a catholic family trace their family history only to find out both their mother and father were Jewish holocaust survivors. They did not even know their parents real names and both mom and dad were tight lipped and refused to give them solid information. The books shares the hidden secrets of their families roots. I loved this book.