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The Pages in Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home

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In a unique, intensely moving memoir, Erin Einhorn finds the family in Poland who saved her mother from the holocaust. But instead of a joyful reunion, Erin unearths a dispute that forces her to navigate the increasingly bitter crossroads between memory and truth.

To a young newspaper reporter, it was the story of a lifetime: a Jewish infant born in the ghetto, saved from the Nazis by a Polish family, uprooted to Sweden after the war, repeatedly torn away from the people she knew as family — all to take a transatlantic journey with a father she'd barely known toward a new life in the United States.

Who wouldn't want to tell that tale? Growing up in suburban Detroit, Erin Einhorn pestered her mother to share details about the tumultuous, wartime childhood she'd experienced. "I was always loved," was all her mother would say, over and over again. But, for Erin, that answer simply wasn't satisfactory. She boarded a plane to Poland with a singular mission: to uncover the truth of what happened to her mother and reunite the two families who once worked together to save a child. But when Erin finds Wieslaw Skowronski, the elderly son of the woman who sheltered her mother, she discovers that her search will involve much more than just her mother's childhood.

Sixty years prior, at the end of World War II, Wieslaw Skowronski claimed that Erin's grandfather had offered the Skowronskis his family home in exchange for hiding his daughter. But for both families, the details were murky. If the promise was real, fulfilling it would be arduous and expensive. To unravel the truth and resolve the decades-old land dispute, Erin must search through centuries of dusty records and maneuver an outdated, convoluted legal system.

As she tries to help the Skowronski family, Erin must also confront the heart-wrenching circumstances of her family's tragic past while coping with unexpected events in her own life that will alter her mission completely.

Six decades after two families were brought together by history, Erin is forced to separate the facts from the glimmers of fiction handed down in the stories of her ancestors. In this extraordinariy intimate memoir, journalist Erin Einhorn overcomes seemingly insurmountable barriers — legal, financial, and emotional — only to question her own motives and wonder how far she should go to right the wrongs of the past.

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In this extraordinarily moving memoir, Einhorn finds the family in Poland that had saved her mother from the Holocaust and stumbles upon a decades-old land dispute that leads her to ask: How far should one go to rectify the past? 8-pages of b&w photos.

About the Author

Erin Einhorn is a reporter for the New York Daily News where she's covered New York City's government and the nation's largest public school system. She has written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Fortune. A contributor to public radio's This American Life, Einhorn and her story were the basis for one of the show's most popular episodes. She lives in New York City.

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Mary Reagan, September 20, 2008 (view all comments by Mary Reagan)
A new twist on a holocaust family story...Mom tells bits and pieces, 'can't remember' many details, and the daughter travels to a home in the past to discover her heritage.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416558309
Subtitle:
A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home
Author:
Einhorn, Erin
Publisher:
Touchstone
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Holocaust survivors
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence.
Subject:
Children of Holocaust survivors
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080909
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 13.895 oz

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