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Author Gardella, Lorrie Greenhouse.

Title The Life and Thought of Louis Lowy : Social Work through the Holocaust / Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella
Edition 1st ed
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xx, 213 pages) : illustrations, portrait
Series Religion, theology, and the Holocaust
Religion, theology, and the Holocaust.
Contents A European childhood -- The Terezin ghetto -- Escape from Auschwitz -- The social statesman -- Louis and Ditta -- Deggendorf Displaced Persons Center -- The making of a social worker -- A life's work -- Social work with refugees and displaced populations
Summary Louis Lowy (1920-1991), an international social worker and gerontologist, rarely spoke publicly about the Holocaust. During the last months of his life, however, he recorded an oral narrative that explores his activities during the Holocaust as the formative experiences of his career. Drawing on Lowy's oral narrative and accounts from three other Holocaust survivors who witnessed his work in the Terezin ghetto and the Deggendorf Displaced Persons Center, Gardella offers a rich portrait of Lowy's personal and professional legacy. In chronicling his life, Gardella also uncovers a larger story about Jewish history and the meaning of the Holocaust in the development of the social work profession
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
SUBJECT Lowy, Louis.
Lowy, Louis. fast (OCoLC)fst01934313
Lowy, Louis. fast/nic/nac
Subject Jews -- Czech Republic -- Prague -- Biography
Jews, Czech -- United States -- Biography
Jewish refugees -- Germany -- Deggendorf -- Biography
Social workers -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography
Holocaust survivors -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Holocaust survivors
Jewish refugees
Jews, Czech
Social workers
Czech Republic -- Prague
Germany -- Deggendorf
Massachusetts -- Boston
United States
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780815650515