Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust, Second Edition
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The second paperback edition includes a new preface by Alexandra Zapruder examining the book’s history and impact. Simultaneously, a multimedia edition incorporates a wealth of new content in a variety of media, including photographs of the writers and their families, images of the original diaries, artwork made by the writers, historical documents, glossary terms, maps, survivor testimony (some available for the first time), and video of the author teaching key passages. In addition, an in-depth, interdisciplinary curriculum in history, literature, and writing developed by the author and a team of teachers, working in cooperation with the educational organization Facing History and Ourselves, is now available to support use of the book in middle- and high-school classrooms.
even played polo, but that was very tiring. One day I suddenly received an invitation from a friend who was one of Mother’s violin students. The family invited me to come to Paderborn in Westphalia where an uncle had a house in a small village. I really did not feel like going but to be polite I accepted the invitation. I was gone for two weeks, which meant that I missed several meetings, for which I was very sorry. November 11, 1938 The past three days brought significant changes in our
This brought the mass executions to a temporary halt in Kovno and marked the beginning of the “quiet period” in the ghetto, dubbed so not because life was without peril or the killings completely ceased, but because during this period (lasting from late October 1941 to October 1943) there were no major roundups and executions as there had been up to that time. Ten months later, in August 1942, eighteen-year-old Ilya began writing the third notebook of his diary in Yiddish.5 From the beginning of
work. We also have an affidavit for the U.S., but it helps little because of the long wait for the consulate to act. My baggage for Palestine is ready. I am also taking many books. There were problems with those of the group who either were Polish nationals or stateless. We even expected a police raid. Finally we succeeded in pressuring the authorities to provide them with identity cards. Then the question arose [regarding] where these young people were to go. Some were to go to Palestine, others
villages whether by the enemy or by the Wolfs’ would-be liberators. Otto’s daily reports of the family’s routine are punctuated by news of contact with members of the outside world. Slávek was their primary link to that world, their total dependence on him a source of frustration and anxiety for both parties. While he did much to shelter and care for them, he also sometimes disappeared for several days, leaving them without food, news, or provisions. At the same time, unwelcome members of the
because our little tent is completely soaked and so is everything inside. The cold is more intense than anything we remember during our three-year exile. When a break in the rain occurs, we hope it is permanent and move outside the shed again because we don’t feel safe inside. But the rainstorm returns four more times, bringing with it hail and such terribly cold wind that we keep moving back and forth between our hideout and the shed. Everything is so wet that we have to spend the night in the