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The Sun Will Rise
Parents relive the war years - the struggle and the survival
By Miriam Dansky (Author) E. Reifer (Adapted by)
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Binding: Hardcover / Pages: 237
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches / Weight: 1.20 LBS
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Stories That Raise Questions
To the Left or Right
The Inky-blue Tattoo
The Germans are at hand, and in Poland, a teen-age boy hides in an attic. Someone locks the door and he is trapped inside.
A young girl in Hungary keeps a diary as the horrors begin to close in on her, and when she is deported to Auschwitz, she hides it in a chimney.
They both survive -- somehow -- and marry. For years their son, a young man born and raised in freedom, longs to know what his parents endured, what gave them the inner strength to overcome, what was the source of the superhuman power to maintain their Jewish spirit, morality, and faith under conditions he could not even imagine.
Tell me, he pleads. But they cannot bring themselves to relate their ordeals -- because to retell them is to relive them. Why didnt you fight back? Why didnt you escape? How could he understand, he and his generation, who never had to fight or to escape?
Finally they relent and give us this moving memoir. In reality two memoirs, because this book tells the stories of two people living through their separate chapters of the unspeakable -- and surmounting the insurmountable.
The hero of this story spent five years, five eternities, in slave labor camps. The heroine was thrust into her ordeal in Auschwitz. She and her mother marched together toward the hated Dr. Mengele; he motioned the young girl to the right and her mother to the left. The mother knew what that meant, but the daughter did not -- and has forever regretted her lost opportunity to say good-bye.
In the cattle car to Auschwitz, a rabbi strengthened his fellow prisoners with the fervent guarantee that Klal Yisrael will outlive its oppressors. His memorable words left an indelible impression and proved true.
This touching book records the emotional outpouring of two people responding to the inquiries of their son, telling their story, because otherwise he would never know it -- and it is important that he know. The same goes for all of us. We all must know.
Sensitively written by Miriam Dansky,a master of her craft, based on a manuscript by Mrs. Edith Reifer, this book takes the reader into the inner psyche of its protagonists and lets us share their hope, faith -- and, ultimately, their profound success.
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Table of Contents
- Stories That Raise Questions
- Holocaust Survivors
- Ten Years Later: A Momentous Moment
- Hearing Their Stories
- Shmuel Reifer’s Chzranow
- Shmuel Reifer’s Grandparents
- A Childhood Incident
- Chrzanow the Shtetl
- The Day the Germans Came to Chrzanow
- Yom Kippur 1939
- Obersturmführer Linde
- Horrifying Days at Gestapo Headquarters
- The Ghetto
- An Interlude
- Back in the Ghetto
- Shmuel Reifer Still in the Attic
- A Story Within a Story
- Reunited With His Parents
- Visit to Chrzanow
- Back in England
- Hanging of the Seven
- Chrzanow’s Liquidation
- The Death Camp of Auschwitz
- To the Left or Right
- The March to Klobuck
- From Blechhamer to Gräditz Lager
- After Gräditz — Reichenbach
- Faulbrück and Markstedt
- Yitzchok Reifer
- Fünfteichen — Berta Work Krupp
- Gärlitz — Shmuel Reifer’s Final Camp
- Gerlitz, Block 28
- Accused of Sabotage
- Freedom Dawns
- Evacuation of the Camp
- May 9th 1945 — Freedom