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Title Every day lasts a year : a Jewish family's correspondence from Poland / introduced and edited by Christopher R. Browning, Richard S. Hollander, Nechama Tec ; annotated by Craig Hollander, Christopher R. Browning
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents People frequently mentioned in the correspondence -- Photograph gallery -- pt. 1 . Joseph's story. Joseph / Richard S. Hollander -- pt. 2. Cracow. The fate of the Jews of Cracow under Nazi occupation / Christopher R. Browning -- Through the eyes of the oppressed / Nechama Tec -- pt. 3. The letters. Letters without reply: November 1939-May 1940 -- Separation anxiety: May-August 1940 -- Exit strategy: September-December 1940 -- Familial love, penned: January-December 1941
Summary "Richard S. Hollander was devastated when his parents were killed in an automobile accident in 1986. While rummaging through their attic, he discovered letters from a family he never knew--his father's mother, three sisters, and their husbands and children. The letters, neatly stacked in a briefcase, were written from Cracow, Poland, between November 1939 and December 1941. They depict day-to-day life under the most extraordinary pain and stress, yet the family remained a caring, loving unit. At the same time, Richard's father, Joseph Hollander, was fighting the U.S. government to avoid deportation and death. The struggle over whether to deport Joseph involves such historic figures as Eleanor Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, senators, congressmen, federal agency heads, and judges. Richard was astounded to learn that his father saved the lives of many Polish Jews, but--despite heroic efforts--could not save his family."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hollander, Joseph Arthur.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Influence.
Jewish refugees -- United States -- Correspondence.
Jews -- Poland -- Correspondence.
Jews -- United States -- Correspondence.
Jews, Polish -- United States -- Correspondence.
Genre/Form Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
Author Browning, Christopher R.
Hollander, Craig.
Hollander, Richard S.
Tec, Nechama.
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