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Yellow Star, Red Star asks why Holocaust memory continues to be so deeply troubled—ignored, appropriated, and obfuscated—throughout Eastern Europe, even though it was in those lands that most of the extermination campaign occurred. As part of accession to the European Union, Jelena Subotić shows, East European states were required to adopt, participate in, and contribute to the established Western narrative of the Holocaust. This requirement created anxiety and resentment in post-communist states: Holocaust memory replaced communist terror as the dominant narrative in Eastern Europe, focusing instead on predominantly Jewish suffering in World War II. Influencing the European Union's own memory politics and legislation in the process, post-communist states have attempted to reconcile these two memories by pursuing new strategies of Holocaust remembrance. The memory, symbols, and imagery of the Holocaust have been appropriated to represent crimes of communism. Yellow Star, Red Star presents in-depth accounts of Holocaust remembrance practices in Serbia, Croatia, and Lithuania, and extends the discussion to other East European states. The book demonstrates how countries of the region used Holocaust remembrance as a political strategy to resolve their contemporary "ontological insecurities"—insecurities about their identities, about their international status, and about their relationships with other international actors. As Subotić concludes, Holocaust memory in Eastern Europe has never been about the Holocaust or about the desire to remember the past, whether during communism or in its aftermath. Rather, it has been about managing national identities in a precarious and uncertain world.
"This book, the first edition in English in more than a generation, is an entirely new presentation, revised, enlarged, and recomposed with many additional photographs and documents, an updated bibliography, and an essay by the author for American readers. The individual chapters document the terror in pre-war Germany, the misery of the sealed ghettos in Poland, the mass executions in the occupied territories of the Soviet Union, the deportations from all over Europe and the industrial killing in the extermination camps, the uprising of the Warsaw ghetto, and the liberation of the camps in 1945. Each chapter includes a narrative introduction, selected documents of the perpetrators, victims, and bystanders, and a photo section telling the story through pictures. In photograph after photograph, page after page, the Shoah unfolds as inexorable horror, captured with a resonance that remains unequalled."--BOOK JACKET.
This is the true story of Syvia Perlmutter - a story of courage, heartbreak, and finally survival despite the terrible circumstances in which she grew up.
Behind her the towering rock Mateo Tepee, gigantic size, dwarfed the hilly countryside, making her feel insignificant in this vast land. Before her, like a gateway, a bright rainbow arched over the meandering Belle Fourche River, opening the Great Plains to view. Spouting with new green life, the plains rolled out before her as far as she could see until they blended with the blue sky. The beauty hastened her heartbeat; the hidden hazards weakened her knees. Did she have the ability to survive crossing the Great Plains?In 1864, fourteen-year-old Promise Amrose has already experienced more in her short lifetime than most other young people. Abandoned by her father at a young age, and after the loss of her mother, Promise sets out from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Fort Laramie (Wyoming) in Indian Territory with her aunt Hattie to find a father who never knew her. While on their way to Fort Laramie, Promise is kidnapped by stagecoach robbers but is later saved by Squirrel, daughter of Father Fox of the Lakota tribe, and her cousin, Brings Water. While living with and after being adopted by the Lakota tribe, she is given an Indian name: Yellow Star, Giver of Light. Because of tensions arising between the Indian tribes and the white man, Yellow Star is sent to live with Ben Reed, a friend of Father Fox. From there, she begins her long, arduous journey through the Black Hills—sacred land to the Indians—with Ben and her dog, Moon. Will Promise ever find her father? Will she survive through the rugged terrain and seemingly endless struggles in order to fulfill her mission? Delve intoYellow Starand follow Promise on her incredible journey through Indian Territory to find her father.
What is life worth, when nothing is left? Young Aharon, no more than twelve, tells us his struggles during the Holocaust. Despite the atmosphere and religious differences, he was able to relive the Passover Seder with a gentile friend. How can a young boy subsist when he lost almost everyone he loved? Did he find solace through his friend's words? Even though, the days were long and harsh Aharon gave strength when he had none left. Even though, the nights were dark and scary. Aharon gave hope when he had none left. Even though the days and nights turned into years of tears, Aharon gave courage when all else fails....
The Second World War was a time of terrible injustices. It was also a time of incredible bravery. My Canary Yellow Star is the remarkable story of one of the last century’s greatest heroes, Raoul Wallenberg, who was responsible for saving as many as 100,000 lives. Young Marta’s life in Budapest has been shattered by the war. First, her school closes. Jews are prohibited from attending classes. Then her father, along with other able-bodied men, is arrested and sent to work digging ditches on the eastern front. The family’s apartment is confiscated, and Marta, her brother, and her mother must share cramped space with her aunt and cousin. Food, warm clothing, and any kind of personal freedom have all but vanished. Jewish life becomes more and more confined as the old people, women, and children are forced into the ghetto. From there, the next step is the waiting cattle cars and the concentration camps. But Marta’s family is lucky. They are numbered among those who could be saved by the efforts of Raoul Wallenberg. Among the few points of hope was this extraordinary Swedish diplomat. Raoul Wallenberg issued papers to thousands of Jews, declaring them to be Swedish citizens. Wallenberg was questioned by the Russians after the war and disappeared, possibly to die in Siberia. An international movement has been in place for decades to press Russia for news of his fate. Although details of his death remain a mystery, he has come to represent courage and justice in the face of great evil. From the Trade Paperback edition.
'Praise him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shining stars.' -Psalm 148:3 NIV What do you think of when you see a star? In A Little Yellow Star, one child begins to see stars everywhere-above the closet, over the kitchen window, on the ceiling above the toys, and many more unexpected places. The child knows that Mom painted the stars, but why? Find out what Mom's secret is and what we each can think of when we see A Little Yellow Star.

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