. Aside from one brief encounter, the two never saw or spoke to each other again, never remarried, and never revealed what had divided them forever. A fifty-year silence is the deeply involving account of miranda Richmond Mouillot's journey to find out what happened between her grandmother, an interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials, and her grandfather, a physician, who refused to utter his wife's name aloud after she left him.
As she reconstructs how anna and armand braved overwhelming odds and how the knowledge her grandfather acquired at Nuremberg destroyed their relationship, the burden of history, Miranda wrestles with the legacy of trauma, and the complexities of memory. She also finds herself learning how not only to survive but to thrive--making a home in the village and falling in love.
A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France - With warmth, evocative details that bring her grandparents' outsize characters and their daily struggles vividly to life, A Fifty-Year Silence is a heartbreaking, and rich, humor, uplifting love story spanning two continents and three generations. A young woman moves across an ocean to uncover the truth about her grandparents' mysterious estrangement and pieces together the extraordinary story of their wartime experiences In 1948, bought an old stone house in a remote, after surviving World War II by escaping Nazi-occupied France for refugee camps in Switzerland, Miranda's grandparents, Anna and Armand, picturesque village in the South of France.
Five years later, anna packed her bags and walked out on Armand, taking the typewriter and their children.
Destined to Live: One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered4th Estate - Leaving europe after the war, juggling a thriving design business, Sabina forged a new life in Australia, her family, and an unorthodox love life. An extraordinary story of courage, forgiveness and reconciliation. But as time wore on, in berlin, when germany opened its controversial memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, she began asking herself why had she survived when so many died? And what kind of justice fitted such crimes? In May 2005, Sabina was chosen to speak as the voice of the six million dead.
I couldn't put down this engaging, honest story of love, loss and survival. Diane armstrong, bestselling author of the voYAGER OF tHEIR LIFE 'important and wonderfully written' Australian Literary Review. In her speech she noted that although the Holocaust had taken everything she valued, it had also taught her that hatred and discrimination are doomed to fail.
Destined to Live: One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered - Sabina wolanski was just 12 years old when her home town in Poland was invaded by Nazis. In her diary, she recorded what happened next: the humiliations and terrors, along with innocent adolescent longings, the murder of her beloved family and the startling story of her own survival. Her ability to survive, to love, and to live well, has been her greatest triumph.
After Long Silence: A MemoirDelta - Affecting. In this powerful memoir, recounting with heartbreaking clarity a remarkable tale of survival, Helen Fremont delves into the secrets that held her family in a bond of silence for more than four decades, as vivid as fiction but with the resonance of truth. Driven to uncover their roots, fremont and her sister pieced together an astonishing story: of Siberian Gulags and Italian royalty, of concentration camps and buried lives.
Not even their names were their own. After long silence is about the devastating price of hiding the truth; about families; about the steps we take, foolish or wise, to protect ourselves and our loved ones. A tragic saga, but at the same time it often reads like a thriller filled with acts of extraordinary courage, descriptions of dangerous journeys and a series of secret identities.
After Long Silence: A Memoir - Chicago tribune“to this day, I don't even know what my mother's real name is. Helen fremont was raised as a Roman Catholic. She has made a fresh and worthy contribution to the vast literature of the Holocaust. The washington Post Book World.
Remember Us: My Journey from the Shtetl Through the HolocaustSkyhorse - We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. Simpson. From work camps to the partisans of the nowogrudek forests, from the mauthausen concentration camp to life as a displaced person in Italy, and from fighting the Egyptian army in a tiny Israeli kibbutz in 1948 to starting a new life in a new world in New York, this book encompasses the mythical hero’s journey” in very real historical events.
Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, John Wayne Gacy, as well as villains from history, and Alexander Graham Bell, such as Heinrich Himmler, Nelson Mandela, and O. J. Through the eyes of 91-year-old holocaust survivor Martin Small, we learn that these priceless memories that are too painful to remember are also too painful to forget.
Remember Us: My Journey from the Shtetl Through the Holocaust - Skyhorse publishing, along with our arcade, autobiographies, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, Sports Publishing, Good Books, and Yucca imprints, and memoirs. While not every title we publish becomes a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
. A new york times best seller!remember us is a look back at the lost world of the shtetl: a wise Zayde offering prophetic and profound words to his grandson, the rich experience of Shabbos, and the treasure of a loving family. All this is torn apart with the arrival of the Holocaust, beginning a crucible fraught with twists and turns so unpredictable and surprising that they defy any attempt to find reason within them.
The Secrets of the Notebook: A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family SecretArcade - The secrets of the notebook tells how she follows the clues, under threat of being arrested as a spy by the Communist regime, from experts on European royalty in London to archives in West Germany and then, to an archive in East Germany that had never before opened its doors to the West. Her parents were reluctant to learn more, but later in life, when Eve was married and inherited the diary, she became obsessed with proving this birthright.
Following a terrifying air raid in the blitz, her father revealed the family secret, that her great-great grandmother Emilie was married to a Prussian prince. What she unearths is a love story set against the upheaval of the Napoleonic wars and the antiSemitism of the Prussian court, and a ruse that both protected Emilie’s daughter and probably condemned her granddaughter—Eve’s beloved grandmother, Anna—to death in the Nazi camps.
The Secrets of the Notebook: A Woman's Quest to Uncover Her Royal Family Secret - When first published in the UK, The Secrets of the Notebook was an Irish Times bestseller. He then showed her the treasured leather-bound notebook inscribed to Emilie by the prince. The beautiful owner of this book is dearer to me than my life – August your protector. This one sentence was the key to a mystery involving some of the greatest and most infamous figures in European history, from Frederick the Great to Napoleon and Hitler—and solved by the author of this book.
Eve haas is the daughter of a German Jewish family that took refuge in London after Hitler came to power. A movie based on the book is in production.
Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi OccupationPenguin Books - Americans in paris is an unforgettable tale of treachery by some, cowardice by others, and unparalleled bravery by a few. Acclaimed journalist charlie Glass looks to the American expatriate experience of Nazi-occupied Paris to reveal a fascinating forgotten history of the greatest generation. Glass's discovery of letters, diaries, and police files reveals as never before how Americans were trapped in a web of intrigue, collaboration, war documents, and courage.
For four hard years, from the summer of 1940 until U. S. Before the second world war began, approximately thirty thousand Americans lived in Paris, and when war broke out in 1939 almost five thousand remained. Dr. They were wrong. These stories and others come together to create a unique portrait of an eccentric, original, diverse American community.
Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation - Countess clara longworth de chambrun was torn by family ties to President Roosevelt and the Vichy government, but her fiercest loyalty was to her beloved American Library of Paris. In americans in paris, and survival unfold season by season, from the spring of 1940 to liberation in the summer of 1944, intrigue, tales of adventure, deceit, passion, as renowned journalist Charles Glass tells the story of a remarkable cast of expatriates and their struggles in Nazi Paris.
Troops liberated paris in August 1944, Americans were intimately caught up in the city's fate. Charles glass has written an exciting, fast-paced, and elegant account of the moral contradictions faced by Americans in Paris during France's dangerous occupation years.
Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and ReunitedRandom House - When she answered a call from her adoption agency one spring afternoon, Paula’s life suddenly divided into two starkly different periods: the time before and the time after she learned the truth. As they reunite, taking their tentative first steps from strangers to sisters, Paula and Elyse are left with haunting questions surrounding their origins and their separation.
. An extraordinary experience. As seen in the hit documentary three identical strangers • “A poignant memoir of twin sisters who were split up as infants, became part of a secret scientific study, then found each other as adults. Reader’s digest editors’ choice winner of a books for a better life award elyse schein had always known she was adopted, but it wasn’t until her mid-thirties while living in Paris that she searched for her biological mother.
Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited - . What she found instead was shocking: She had an identical twin sister. Praise for identical Strangers “Remarkable. And when they investigate their birth mother’s past, the sisters move closer toward solving the puzzle of their lives. Schein and bernstein provide an intelligent exploration of how identity intersects with bloodlines.
As you accompany the twins on their search for the truth of their birth, you witness another kind of birth—the germination and flowering of sisterly love.
The Sisters of Alameda Street: A NovelSkyhorse - A generational saga that mixes historical fiction with the romance and intrigue of a Latin soap opera. When malena sevilla's tidy, she finds a lettersigned with an A”which reveals that her mother is very much alive and living in San Isidro, carefully planned world collapses following her father’s mysterious suicide, a quaint town tucked in the Andes Mountains.
Worse, her arrival threatens to expose long-buried secrets and a truth that may wreck her life forever. Set in 1960s ecuador, the sisters of alameda Street is a sweeping story of how one woman’s search for the truth of her identity forces a family to confront their own past. Could her mother be amanda, the iconoclastic widow who opens the first tango nightclub in a conservative town? Ana, the sickly sister in love with a forbidden man? Or Alejandra, the ideal housewife with a less-than-ideal past? Abigail, the artistic introvert scarred by her cousin’s murder? But living a lie will bring Malena additional problems, such as falling for the wrong man and loving a family she may lose when they learn of her deceit.
The Sisters of Alameda Street: A Novel - . Intent on meeting her, malena arrives at alameda Street and meets four sisters who couldn’t be more different from one another, but who share one thing in common: all of their names begin with an A. To avoid a scandal, malena assumes another woman’s identity and enters their home to discover the truth.
The True Story of Hansel and GretelPenguin Books - Because their real names will reveal their Jewishness, they are renamed “Hansel” and “Gretel. They wander in the woods until they are taken in by Magda, an eccentric and stubborn old woman called a “witch” by the nearby villagers. A poignant and suspenseful retelling of a classic fairy tale set in a war-torn world, for readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Were the Lucky Ones, and Lilac GirlsIn the last months of the Nazi occupation of Poland, two children are left by their father and stepmother to find safety in a dense forest.
Magda is determined to save them, even as a German officer arrives in the village with his own plans for the children. Louise murphy’s haunting novel of journey and survival, of redemption and memory, powerfully depicts how war is experienced by families and especially by children.
The Astor Orphan: A MemoirEcco - The astor orphan is an unflinching debut memoir by a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, Alexandra Aldrich. She brilliantly tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her 1980s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family’s Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan.
Aldrich reaches back to the gilded Age when the Astor legacy began to come undone, leaving the Aldrich branch of the family penniless and squabbling over what was left. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs that bring this faded world into focus, The Astor Orphan is written with the grit of The Glass Castle and set amid the aristocratic decay of Grey Gardens.
Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of DachauHarper - Surrounded by death and destruction, the men not only found the courage and will to fight, but they also discovered the meaning of friendship and came to understand the value and fragility of life. They were among the first 250 american troops into the camp, and it was there that they finally grasped the significance of the Allied mission.
In this riveting book, at times horrifying, and ultimately triumphant tale of an American GI in World War II as seen through the eyes of his father, harrowing, Jack Sacco tells the realistic, Joe Sacco -- a farm boy from Alabama who was flung into the chaos of Normandy and survived the terrors of the Bulge.
Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau - As part of the 92nd signal battalion and patton's famed Third Army, Joe and his buddies found themselves at the forefront of the Allied push through France and Germany. Yet nothing could have prepared him and his unit for the horrors behind the walls of Germany's infamous Dachau concentration camp. After more than a year of fighting, but still only twenty years old, Joe had become a hardened veteran.