After the Girls Club: How Teenaged Holocaust Survivors Built New Lives in America
By: Carole Bell Ford (author)Hardback
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After World War II the Girls Club of Brooklyn, New York, became home and safe haven to a small group of young women, orphaned in the Holocaust, whose stories represent the experiences of tens of thousands of child survivors. This book follows them from childhood to the present as they, contrary to early predictions, built new and successful lives in America. In old age the women, once again, are defying bleak expectations.
Carole Bell Ford is professor emerita at Empire State College, SUNY.
1 A Meeting with Holocaust Survivors 2 Table of Contents 3 Preface and Acknowledgements Chapter 4 1. Introduction: The Women and the Girls Club Chapter 5 2. Lodz: A Path to the Ghetto Chapter 6 3. Growing up: Coming of Age in a Nightmare Chapter 7 4. Sh'erit ha-Pletah: The "Surviving Remnant" Chapter 8 5. America: A Home at the Girls Club Chapter 9 6. After the Girls Club: Settling In, Settling Down Chapter 10 7. Betty and Lucy: Different Forks in the Road Chapter 11 8. Child Survivors in Old Age: The Aging Women 12 Bibliography 13 Index
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