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Losing The Dead

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Paperback. Pages: 256 Publisher: Ebury Publishing Lisa Appignanesi was born Elsbieta Borenztejn in Poland. Unlike other holocaust memoirs. Hers is the story of how the nucleus of a family survived outside the camps. Beyond the ghetto and eventually made it to the new world . where Lisa's mother found that her years of masquerading as an Aryan stood her in great stead in ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 6th 2000 by Vintage (first published 1999)
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Andrew Davis
Dec 11, 2015 Andrew Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
An interesting story of a woman trying to understand her parents, both of whom miraculously survived the II world war whilst Jewish in Poland.
Apr 10, 2009 Louise rated it liked it
Shelves: memoirs
This was a well-written memoir!

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As her mother slipped into the darkness of old age, Lisa Appignanesi began to realize how little she knew of the reality behind the tales she had heard since childhood. She had shunned her parents' stories of wartime Poland, but now she set out to find the truth, to untangle myth from fact, memory from wilful forgetting. In her quest she flew to Warsaw and on to the other smaller towns, scouring archives, walking streets, exploring cemeteries - ima
Feb 16, 2016 Sydne rated it liked it
A very personal account of the Third Reich and post war trauma from the viewpoint of a Polish Jew. The book jumps between the author's search for truth and family history and the events her parents' families were subjected to during the Third Reich.
There cannot be enough books written about the atrocities committed during this time, for us to never forget what happened and never let it happen again. These accounts put faces to numbers and bring closer what restrictions and the torture committed
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aka Jessica Ayre

Elżbieta Borensztejn was born on 4 January 1946 in Łódź, Poland, the daughter of Hena and Aaron Borensztejn with Jewish origin. Following her birth, her parents moved to Paris, France, and in 1951 they emigrating to Canada. She grew up in the province of Quebec - first in a small Laurentian town, subsequently in Montreal.

She graduated from McGill University with a B.A. degree in 19
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