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The tailors of Tomaszow : a memoir of Polish Jews / Rena Margulies Chernoff & Allan Chernoff.

Publication | Library Call Number: DS134.72.C44 A3 2014

"Preserving the collective memory of a community that is no more. Seven decades after the Nazis annihilated the Jewish community of Tomaszow-Mazowiecki, Poland, comes a gripping eyewitness narrative told by one of the youngest survivors of the Holocaust, as well as through first-hand accounts of other Tomaszow survivors. This unique communal memoir presents a rare view of Eastern European Jewry, before, during, and after World War II. It is both the memoir of a child and of a lost Jewish community, an unvarnished story in which disputes, controversy, and scandal all play a role in capturing the true flavor of life in this time and place. Nearly 14,000 Jews, one-third of the town's population, lived in Tomaszow-Mazowiecki before World War II, many making their living as tailors and seamstresses. Only 250 of them survived the Holocaust, in part because of their skill with a needle and thread. Engaging and highly accessible, The Tailors of Tomaszow is a powerful resource for educators and a compelling read for anyone wishing to gain a deeper, more personal understanding of Eastern European Jewry and the Holocaust"-- Provided by publisher.

"Memoir of prewar life, the Holocaust, and the aftermath through the eyes of a child and the Jewish community of Tomaszow-Mazowiecki, Poland; personal tragedies and torture by the Nazis, illustrating life in the Blizyn labor camp and survival of Auschwitz-Birkenau."-- Provided by publisher.

Book cover
Modern Jewish history
Modern Jewish history (Lubbock, Tex.)
Chernoff, Rena Margulies, 1933- author.
Lubbock, Texas : Texas Tech University Press, [2014]
Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)
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