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The Resource Letters from the lost : a memoir of discovery, Helen Waldstein Wilkes

Letters from the lost : a memoir of discovery, Helen Waldstein Wilkes

Label
Letters from the lost : a memoir of discovery
Title
Letters from the lost
Title remainder
a memoir of discovery
Statement of responsibility
Helen Waldstein Wilkes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On March 15, 1939, Helen Waldstein's father snatched his stamped exit visa from a distracted clerk to escape from Prague with his wife and child. As the Nazis closed in on a war-torn Czechoslovakia, only letters from their extended family could reach Canada through the barriers of conflict. The Waldstein family received these letters as they made their lives on a southern Ontario farm, where they learned to be Canadian and forget their Jewish roots. Helen Waldstein read these letters as an adult; this changed everything. As her past refused to keep silent, Helen followed the trail of the letters back to Europe, where she discovered living witnesses who could attest to the letters' contents. She has here interwoven their stories and her own into a compelling narrative of suffering, survivor guilt, and overcoming intergenerational obstacles when exploring a traumatic past
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Summary
Author Helen Waldstein Wilkes documents and analyses a series of letters she found in a box written between her parents, who were among the few Jews able to leave Europe in 1938, and the family left behind during World War II, who were unable to escape.
Award
  • Alberta Readers' Choice Award, 2011.
  • Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, 2011.
Biography type
collective biography
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356429
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
940.53/1809224371
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Our lives: diary, memoir, and letters,
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of discovery
Label
Letters from the lost : a memoir of discovery, Helen Waldstein Wilkes
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11882977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781897425541
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11882977
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11882977
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Letters from the lost : a memoir of discovery, Helen Waldstein Wilkes
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11882977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781897425541
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11882977
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11882977
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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