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The Narrow Bridge

Document | Accession Number: 2015.377.1

Consists of one typed memoir, 631 pages, entitled "The Narrow Bridge: Remembrance of a Jewish Childhood during the Second World War," written in 2014 by Dr. Zwi Barnea (born Herbert Zwi Chameides), originally of Katowice, Poland. In the memoir, Dr. Barnea describes going into hiding under the direction of Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky and the Metropolitan's brother, Klement Sheptytsky, head of the Studite monastic order. He reflects on his childhood before the war; the family's move to Shchyrets' in 1939; life under the Soviet occupation; learning of the aktions, particularly in Lviv and Stryy; being separated from his parents and going into hiding; reuniting with his brother in hiding; life in the Studite orphanage; moving to live with Father Marko Stek's mother in the small town of Panivtsi; being sent to a boarding school in Lviv; learning that his father had died and mother disappeared; the Russian liberation of Lviv; living with the Trost family, who spent the war in hiding; reuniting with his brother Leon and returning to Poland; and immigrating to Great Britain to join relatives. Also includes copies of photographs, an essay on the Sheptytsky brothers, information about Shchyrets', and an extensive bibliography and notes.

Remembrance of a Jewish Childhood during the Second World War
publication/distribution:  2014
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dr. Zwi Barnea
Record last modified: 2022-05-13 13:19:41
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