Preface: A Double Mourning 1. Introduction: Towards a Multidimensional Approach 2. Vilna: Jerusalem of the North 3. My Journey Begins in Ponar 4. Chasia Spanerflig: An Eternal Tear 5. Fania Brantsovsky: A Gold Compact and a Violet Brooch 6. Berl Glazer: A Yarmulke, a Medal and a Rusty Key 7. Rachel Kostanian: An Orphanage, a Library and a Museum 8. Dora Pilianskiene: A Paintbox and Paintings 9. Josef Levinson: Two Books, Handwritten Notes and a Pen 10. Living with The Past Bibliography Index
Memories, biographical objects and the special places of Holocaust survivors are examined as the Lithuanian Jewish experience during and after persecution is explored.
Shivaun Woolfson has a PhD from the University of Sussex, UK.
[A] remarkable and moving study in the recovery of an endangered past ... This wonderful book has recovered an important strand of Holocaust history for students, scholars and general readers alike. * Journal of European Studies *
A book which ... deserves a good readership; and this is because of its raw material ... [It] sticks in the mind by virtue of the strength and value of its primary material. * The Slavonic and East European Review *
This is an important study of the difficulties Lithuania faces in coming to terms with the legacy of the Soviet and Nazi occupations and how these are being dealt with. * Social History *
Woolfson's thought-provoking study makes a valuable contribution to the history of Lithuanian Jewry. * Journal of Modern Jewish Studies *