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Waltzing with the Enemy
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Filled with insight and humour, this dual memoir by Rasia, born in Vilnius, Lithuania (who survived the Holocaust on a false identity), and her daughter Helen, born in Montreal, Canada, examines the long-term implications of being a survivor of the Holocaust and the unique pressures and anxieties the children of survivors inherit from their parents. Rasia, determined to protect Helen from anti-Semitism, continues to pose as a Christian and raises her daughter in the Catholic faith, forbidding her from mentioning her Jewish identity. This compassionate memoir addresses the unspoken tension that complicated a mother-daughter relationship, follows Helen on her journey to embrace Judaism, and is a heart-stopping story of escape and survival from Nazi terror.
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Rasia Kliot is a volunteer at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York. She lives in New York City and Montreal. Helen Mitsios is the editor of "Digital Geishas and Talking Frogs: The Best 21st Century Short Stories from Japan" and "New Japanese Voices: The Best Contemporary Fiction from Japan." She has contributed to publications including the "Philadelphia Inquirer," the "San Francisco Chronicle," and the "Washington Post Book World."

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