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After Long Silence: A Memoir
After Long Silence A Memoir
Author: Helen Fremont
Helen Fremont was raised Roman Catholic in America, only to discover in adulthood that her parents were Jews who had survived the Holocaust.  Delving into the extraordinary secrets that held her family together in a bond of silence for more than forty years, she recounts with heartbreaking clarity and candor a remarkable tale of surviv...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780613210713
ISBN-10: 0613210719
Publication Date: 5/2000
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Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
Book Type: School Library Binding
Other Versions: Hardcover
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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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Well written, interesting book about the author's journey of discovery about her family, what they went through in WWII in Europe and how it continues to impact their lives today. Raised Catholic, she and her sister piece together their Jewish heritage and why her parents opted to keep it a secret, even now. Love the author's writing style and descriptions. As usual, with this era of time, I am astounded by what many people went through and amazed by their courage and will to survive, given their circumstances!
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A wonderful book about the discovery of family secrets, how they came about and how the next generation dealt with the consequences.
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A look at pre- and post- WWII from a different perspective...that of a Jewish grandaughter who was raised Catholic, and who in her 30's discovers this secret and forces the powerful history out of her parents. Amazing!!!


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