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."--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
QE2
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waldstein Wilkes, Helen
Dewey number
940.53/1809224371
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.C97
LC item number
W35 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Our lives: diary, memoir, and letters,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waldstein Wilkes, Helen
  • Waldstein Wilkes, Helen
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Waldstein Wilkes, Helen
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Families
  • Jews
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
Label
Letters from the lost : a memoir of discovery, Helen Waldstein Wilkes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • My Grandparents
  • War Breaks Out
  • The Family Copes
  • The Letters Stop
  • Imagining
  • After the War
  • Finding Home
  • Searching for Family Again
  • Searching for Family One Last Time
  • Epilogue
  • Family Tree
  • Opening the Box
  • Leaving Home
  • Letters to Antwerp
  • Starting Over
  • Letters to Canada
  • Searching In Europe: 1997-1998
  • My Aunts and Uncles
Control code
609988684
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781897425534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
56c41f44-06f6-435a-b994-1399aae37b1a
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609988684
Label
Letters from the lost : a memoir of discovery, Helen Waldstein Wilkes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • My Grandparents
  • War Breaks Out
  • The Family Copes
  • The Letters Stop
  • Imagining
  • After the War
  • Finding Home
  • Searching for Family Again
  • Searching for Family One Last Time
  • Epilogue
  • Family Tree
  • Opening the Box
  • Leaving Home
  • Letters to Antwerp
  • Starting Over
  • Letters to Canada
  • Searching In Europe: 1997-1998
  • My Aunts and Uncles
Control code
609988684
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781897425534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
56c41f44-06f6-435a-b994-1399aae37b1a
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609988684

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