Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (November 15, 2014)
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Size: 9.7 MB
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The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Elizabeth Wajnberg used to be born in postwar Poland. Evoking the previous from the current, she gathers her family's heritage because it strikes from the prewar years in the course of the warfare to their arrival in Montreal. She lines via their very own voices the stories that echo and feature formed their lives to provide a portrait of a relations whose bonds have been either soldered and sundered by way of their wartime stories. the folks during this ebook live sheymes - fragments of a holy ebook that aren't to be discarded while outdated, yet buried in consecrated flooring. whereas embodying the realm they've got misplaced and the remnants that they carried with them, Wajnberg follows her kin via their final many years. As her mom and dad age and the writer turns into their lively and concerned caregiver, the e-book adjustments its standpoint to accessory the current - now the scene of trauma - whilst her mom and dad subscribe to one other demeaned staff. realizing their historical past, she senses that society turns clear of the aged an analogous manner it appears to be like clear of the main points of the Holocaust. wealthy with humour and Yiddish idioms, Sheymes is a compelling and wonderfully written memoir. In its illumination of the legacy of the Holocaust and the common point of Jewish ache, it resonates a long way past her relatives.