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The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival
The Seamstress A Memoir of Survival
Author: Sara Tuvel Bernstein
"From its opening pages, in which she recounts her own premature birth, triggered by terrifying rumors of an incipient pogrom, Bernstein's tale is clearly not a typical memoir of the Holocaust. She was born into a large family in rural Romania...and grew up feisty and willing to fight back physically against anti-Semitism from other schoolchildr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399143229
ISBN-10: 039914322X
Publication Date: 10/13/1997
Pages: 353
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4.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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the amazing tale of a talented dressmaker who apprears to be gentile
and but ends up in a concentration camp and survives.
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I enjoyed this book and am amazed at the courage.
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The Seamstress was written by a woman who survived the horrors of a concentration camp named Ravensbruck. There were more than 85,000 women held there; only one in 20 made it out. Yet the tone of the book is matter-of-fact. It is not a siren of drama at it could be. This makes it tolerable to read, as one imagines the conditions people were forced to endure. A deeply moving story, at the same time sad yet also triumphant in that she did, indeed, survive it all, using her intelligence, her wit and her incredible inner strength. She brought her sister and a close friend through it all with her, and lived to raise a family of her own. D.
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This is one of the best holocaust memoirs I've read.


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