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Where was God? : lives and thoughts of Holocaust and World War II survivors /
edited by Remkes Kooistra.
imprint
Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press, c2001.
description
x, 204 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0889627576
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imprint
Oakville, Ont. : Mosaic Press, c2001.
isbn
0889627576
catalogue key
4484020
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Professor Kooistra was Chaplain at the University of Waterloo in Ontario after he emigrated to Canada from Holland. During his tenure at Waterloo, he created a Study Group which collected oral histories from Holocaust and World War II survivors. From these documented experiences he has prepared this work. Professor Kooistra, now retired, lives outside of Toronto, Ontario
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2001-06-11:
During his tenure as chaplain at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Remkes Kooistra, a Calvinist, explored the question Where Was God? The Lives and Thoughts of Holocaust and World War II Survivors. Drawing on his own experiences living and working in the Netherlands during the war (his father was imprisoned for "underground" activity and nearly died), other academics' writings and, predominantly, the oral histories of Jewish and non-Jewish survivors of WWII living in the Waterloo area, Kooistra has constructed an eloquent, painful book about persecution and redemption. Although many of these pieces are excerpts from previously published works, Kooistra does provide new information about the treatment of Dutch Jews during the war, including how many were hidden and saved from the Holocaust. ( July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Main Description
A valuable and important addition both to the literature and history of the Holocaust and World War II.
Main Description
A valuable and important addition to the literature of Holocaust and Survivors of World War 2. Professor Kooistra was Chaplain at the University of Waterloo in Ontario after he emigrated to Canada from Holland. During his tenure at Waterloo, he created a Study Group which made oral histories of Holocaust victims and Survivors. From this vast wealth of material, he has now prepared this book. The book has a definite Dutch focus. It provides important new information about the persecution and deportation of Dutch Jews as well as how many Dutch Jews were hidden and saved in Holland. Written for both Jews and non-Jews. The most amazing stories are tales of survival by non-Jews in concentration camps. Many of the stories are astonishing and painful. Heroism -- yes, but also chance, confusion, the unexpected. An important contribution both to history and to literature.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
History
Introductionp. 3
Chronology of 2000 Years of Persecutionp. 11
Short Chronology of World War IIp. 15
History of the Persecution of the Dutch Jews during World War IIp. 18
In Search of an Answer: Where Was God?p. 29
Survivors of the Holocaust
My Narrow Escape: The Story of Clara Asscher-Pinkhof from Her Autobiography, Danseres Zonder Benen [Ballerina Without Legs]p. 45
Eva Bross's Storyp. 68
Tom Fahidy's Story: The Survival of a Hungarian Jewish Boyp. 73
John and Mania Kay's Storyp. 79
Rose Kay's Storyp. 93
Rota Herzberg Lister's Holocaust Experiencep. 99
David and Genia Lupa's Storyp. 113
Theodore Milo's Storyp. 120
Jack and Miriam Somer's Storyp. 126
"Lass' mich sterben" ["Let me die"]p. 139
"Death March: The Bitter Choice"p. 152
Beyond Survival
"My War Years"p. 173
"The Star"p. 190
"The Westerbork Train" Story of a Collaboratorp. 193
In Memoriamp. 201
Contributor's Photosp. 203
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