Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | July 20, 2015

    Jesse Ball: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Jesse Ball



    Describe your latest book. I woke up one day from a sort of daydream with an idea for a book's structure, and for the thread of that book, one... Continue »
    1. $16.80 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      A Cure for Suicide

      Jesse Ball 9781101870129

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

Voices from Vilna

by

Voices from Vilna Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

To my great joy, I found poignant letters in my family home describing my father's and his family's life and current events from 1930 to 1940 in Vilnius, Lithuania. On a 'roots trip' there in 2000, the letters were shown to the Director of the Vilna Gaon Museum who thought them valuable. Voices is a creative, non-fiction memoir told from the perspective of a first generation 'child'. The letters are arranged chronologically, interspersed with letters to my father telling him what I found. Sadly, new photographs show evidence of ongoing anti-Semitism. I wrote this story as a memorial to the letter writers.

Chapter One contains love letters to my mother from my father. It also describes his desperate attempts to leave the country. Chapter Two shows how hard my father tried to get some of his family out, especially his sister married to a rabbi. Rabbis were targets of oppression. Chapter Three illustrates how difficult life became in Vilna even before the Holocaust. It was a cry for help. They knew what was coming, yet kept hope alive. I'm glad my father could not go back with me because the experience would have been too painful for him.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780595841431
Publisher:
iUniverse, Inc.
Subject:
History-General
Author:
Greenberg, Helaine Shoag
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-General
Subject:
History-Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
History : Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) - Lithuania -
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics

Voices from Vilna
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details pages iUniverse, Inc. - English 9780595841431 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.