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The family : three journeys into the heart of the twentieth century / David Laskin.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: DS135.B383 A155 2013

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    Traces the history of the 20th century through the story of an extraordinary Jewish family, recounting how the author's 19th-century ancestors were separated by period upheavals in western Russia and went on to become the founders of the Maidenform Bra Company, pioneers in the contentious birth of Israel, and victims of the Holocaust.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Laskin, David, 1953- author.
    Published
    New York : Viking, 2013
    ©2013
    Locale
    Belarus
    United States
    Palestine
    Valozhyn (Belarus)
    Contents
    Volozhin
    The move to Rakov
    The making of a revolutionary
    The boys
    Lower East Side
    The birth of a business
    Socialist in a black satin dress
    First World War
    Pioneers
    The Depression
    "We will be glad to take you back"
    In love in the land
    Return to Rakov
    "The world of tomorrow"
    Second World War
    Under the big ones
    "They snatch whole streets"
    "Aktion"
    Vilna Ghetto
    Yom Kippur, 1941
    Wonder girl
    Breakdowns
    Despairing people
    Klooga
    Postwar.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-371) and index.
    Volozhin -- The move to Rakov -- The making of a revolutionary -- The boys -- Lower East Side -- The birth of a business -- Socialist in a black satin dress -- First World War -- Pioneers -- The Depression -- "We will be glad to take you back" -- In love in the land -- Return to Rakov -- "The world of tomorrow" -- Second World War -- Under the big ones -- "They snatch whole streets" -- "Aktion" -- Vilna Ghetto -- Yom Kippur, 1941 -- Wonder girl -- Breakdowns -- Despairing people -- Klooga -- Postwar.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780670025473
    067002547X (hardcover)
    Physical Description
    xi, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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