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Author Eilati, Shalom, 1933-

Title Crossing the river / Shalom Eilati ; translated from Hebrew by Vern Lenz
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 293 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents How it began -- Summer -- Autumn -- Winter -- The quiet season/childhood in the ghetto -- Another Fall and Winter -- Spring -- Escape -- On green hill -- In the village -- Liberation -- A new year -- Second year/seven journeys
Summary Crossing the River is a personal memoir-and more. Against the backdrop of Lithuania's occupation-first by the Red Army, next by the Germans, and then again by the Russians-it is a story reflected through the prism of a sharp-eyed young child, Shalom Eilati. His story starts in the occupied Kovno Ghetto and ends with his flight across the Soviet border, through Poland and Germany and finally, his arrival in Palestine. The adult survivor, while recalling the terrorized child that he was and how he then perceived the adult world, also takes stock of his present life. Th
Notes "Originally published in Hebrew as La-ḥatsot et ha-nahar by Carmel/Yad Vashem, 1999"--Title page verso
"Published in cooperation with Yad Vashem, Jerusalem."
Subject Eilati, Shalom, 1933-
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania -- Kaunas -- Personal narratives.
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Lithuania -- Kaunas -- Biography.
Jews -- Lithuania -- Kaunas -- Biography
Kaunas (Lithuania) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Lenz, Vern
Yad ṿa-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Shoʼah ṿela-gevurah.
LC no. 2008018605
ISBN 0817386823 (electronic bk.)
9780817386825 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles La-ḥatsot et ha-nahar. English