A Pedigreed Jew: Between There and Here - Kovno and Israel (Holocaust Remembrance Series)
By: Safira Rapoport (author), Pamela Hickman (translator)Paperback
Part of a new Holocaust remembrance series of important testimonies and memoirs from the unique archives of Yad Vashem, the world centre for Jewish history. Nechama Baruchson, a native of Kovno, was a company commander of the underground movement of the ABZ in the Kovno ghetto. After the destruction of the ghetto, Nechama was taken to the Stutthof Concentration Camp from which she was dispatched on a death march. Nechama joined the Bricah organisation and emigrated to Israel. In this 'Second Generation' retelling of her life, Safira Rapoport sets out to piece together her mother's trajectory from Kovno to Israel using archival evidence and first-hand recorded testimony. In the process, we learn of how the huge impact of the Holocaust fashioned the experience of future generations of the Jewish people - contending with the shadow of collective trauma.
Safira Rapoport is the Head of Testimonies at Israel's Yad Vashem, the National Institute for the Study of Jewish History and The Holocaust. A previous author of anthologies of Holocaust testimonies, she was educated at the universities of New York and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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