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Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search of Her Mother's History

Epstein, Helen

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ISBN 10: 0316246085 / ISBN 13: 9780316246088
Published by Little Brown and Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Excellent, as New Hardcover
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Story traces the history of a womann's mother, grandmother and great-grandmother through Eastern Europe. - Gives a real social history of central european Jews and a very moving tale. A satisfying and important read. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 500890

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Title: Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search of ...

Publisher: Little Brown and Co, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Black Cloth Hard Cover

Book Condition:Excellent, as New

Dust Jacket Condition: Excellent As New

Edition: First Edition.

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In the tradition of Wild Swans, this rich and compelling family saga by the author of Children of the Holocaust brings to life three generations of Czech-Jewish women--from the 19th century to the Holocaust and beyond. of photos. Print features in women's magazines.


Along with millions of lives, the Holocaust stripped away the official records and family mementos that anchor personal histories. In 1989, after both the opening of Czechoslovakia to the outside world and the death of her mother Frances, a concentration-camp survivor, journalist Helen Epstein made her first tentative efforts to uncover her own history. Armed only with a 12-page letter written by her mother, she retraced family footsteps from the provincial town of Brtnice to Vienna, where her great-grandmother Josephine had killed herself in despair. In Prague, her spirited grandmother Pepi, who had been orphaned at age 8 and left in poverty, rose from those ashes to run a fashionable dressmaking salon. Pepi married a man who repudiated Judaism so completely that their daughter Frances learned of her background only as the Nazis rose to power. Epstein's meticulous research beautifully conjures the drama of their lives and times, carving out the surrounding culture until these three women stand against it in stark relief.

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