The Resource A final reckoning : a Hannover family's life and death in the Shoah, Ruth Gutmann ; foreword by Kenneth Waltzer

A final reckoning : a Hannover family's life and death in the Shoah, Ruth Gutmann ; foreword by Kenneth Waltzer

Label
A final reckoning : a Hannover family's life and death in the Shoah
Title
A final reckoning
Title remainder
a Hannover family's life and death in the Shoah
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Gutmann ; foreword by Kenneth Waltzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"A work of both childhood memory and adult reflection undergirded with scholarly research, A Final Reckoning resonates with emotional intensity and insight. Ruth Gutmann's memoir, first published in Germany in 2002, recounts her life not only as a concentration camp inmate and survivor, but also as a sister and daughter. Ruth; her twin sister, Eva; stepmother, Mania; and father, Samuel Herskovits, were interned in both Thereisenstadt and Auschwitz-Birkenau between June 1943 and March 1944, where all but Gutmann and her sister perished. Ruth and Eva spent the remainder of the war in numerous other camps. Gutmann's memoir is compelling in several respects. It spans her birth and early life in Hannover, Germany; her escape to Holland on a kindertransport; her forced return to Hannover; her deportation to the concentration camps (where Ruth and Eva attracted the attention of Josef Mengele, though they were ultimately spared from his murderous studies of twin siblings); and her life postliberation. Particularly striking is Gutmann's portrait of her father, Samuel, a leader in the Jewish community of Hannover who was forced under extreme pressure to communicate and, in some cases, cooperate with Nazi officials. Gutmann uses her own memories as well as years of reflection and academic study to reevaluate his role in their community. A Final Reckoning provides not only insights into Gutmann's own experience as a child in the midst of the atrocities of the Holocaust, but also a window into the lives of those, like her father, who were forced to carry on and comply with the regime that would ultimately bring about their demise"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LLB
Dewey number
  • 940.53/180922435954
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
DS134.42.H46
LC item number
A313 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Judaic studies series
Label
A final reckoning : a Hannover family's life and death in the Shoah, Ruth Gutmann ; foreword by Kenneth Waltzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Kenneth Waltzer; Acknowledgments; Time Line; Prologue; 1. Early Years; 2. The Nazi Noose Tightens; 3. Kindertransport to Holland; 4. Families Bloemkoper and Meijer; 5. We Are Back in Hannover; 6. Theresienstadt; 7. Birkenau; 8. Reichenbach and Four Other Lagers; 9. Liberation; 10. Time to Reflect; 11. Then and Now; Afterword: Primo Levi's Last Book; Appendix: Circular for Jewish Community Members Anticipating Deportation; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn871238140
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817318093
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b29312966
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871238140
  • pebcs0817318097

Library Locations

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