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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: CAN AUTOBIO EIS2006
Title: I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors
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Personal name: Eisenstein, Bernice
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Autobiographical
International Standard Book Number: 9780771030642
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2006
Other physical details: paperback, prose and images
Summary, etc. note: I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors distills, through text and drawings, including panels in the comic-book format, Bernice Eisenstein’s memories of her 1950s’ childhood in Toronto with her Yiddish-speaking parents, whose often unspoken experiences of war were nevertheless always present. The memories also draw on inherited fragments of stories about relatives lost to the war whom she never met. Eisenstein’s parents met in Auschwitz, near the end of the war and were married shortly after Liberation. The book began to take root in her imagination several years ago, almost a decade after her father’s death. With poignancy and searing honesty, Eisenstein explores with ineffable sadness and bittersweet humour her childhood growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust. But more than a book about the Holocaust and its far-reaching shadows, this moving, visually ravishing graphic memoir speaks universally about memory, loss, and recovery of the past. No one who sees this book will not be deeply affected by its beautiful, highly evocative writing and brilliantly original and haunting artwork created by the author. I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors is destined to become a classic.
Expansion of summary note: Canada, Canadian, Judaism, Holocaust, Jewish, women, family, relationships, 1950s, Toronto, Yiddish, Auschwitz, children of survivors, memory, loss, mental health, recovery, Ontario, Canada
Method of acquisition: Purchase
Date of acquisition: October, 2019
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