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Author Simon, Andrea, 1945-

Title Bashert : a granddaughter's Holocaust quest / Andrea Simon.

Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map.
polychrome rdacc
Series Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277) and index.
Contents Bashert -- Protest -- Connection -- Disappearance -- Longing -- Collaboration -- Isolation -- Annihilation -- Response -- Atonement -- Survival.
Summary Haunted by her grandmother's Old World stories and bigger-than-life persona, Andrea Simon undertook a spiritual search for her lost family. Her sojourn, a quest for truth, gave her tragic answers. On a group tour of ancestral Jewish homeland sites that had been crushed in the Holocaust, she makes a riveting detour to her grandmother's village of Volchin, in what is now Belarus, where the last known family members had lived. There, she followed the trail of the death march taken by the village Jews to the place of their slaughter by Nazis and Nazi collaborators in the fall of 1942. During the s.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Jews -- Persecutions -- Belarus -- Valozhyn.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Belarus -- Valozhyn.
Valozhyn (Belarus) -- Ethnic relations.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781604735925 (electronic bk.)
1604735929 (electronic bk.)