We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

By: Cassedy, Ellen

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Ellen Cassedy's longing to recover the Yiddish she'd lost with her mother's death eventually led her to Lithuania, once the "Jerusalem of the North." As she prepared for her journey, her uncle, sixty years after he'd left Lithuania in a boxcar, made a shocking disclosure about his wartime experience, and an elderly man from her ancestral town made an unsettling request. Gradually, what had begun as a personal journey broadened into a larger exploration of how the people of this country, Jews and non-Jews alike, are confronting their past in order to move forward into the future. How does a nation--how do successor generations, moral beings--overcome a bloody past? How do we judge the bystanders, collaborators, perpetrators, rescuers, and ourselves? These are the questions Cassedy confronts in "We Are Here," one woman's exploration of Lithuania's Jewish history combined with a personal exploration of her own family's place in it.
Digging through archives with the help of a local whose motives are puzzling to her; interviewing natives, including an old man who wants to "speak to a Jew" before he dies; discovering the complications encountered by a country that endured both Nazi and Soviet occupation--Cassedy finds that it's not just the facts of history that matter, but what we choose to do with them.

Title: We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

Author: Cassedy, Ellen

Categories: European History, Judaism,

Publisher: University of Nebraska: 2012

ISBN Number: 0803230125

ISBN Number 13: 9780803230125

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 135620

Description: Brand new book in excellent condition in every respect. No marking of any kind to text/interior, binding is solid. b&w photos. Inscribed by author on half title page.

Keywords: Yiddish, ,