The forgotten children of the war


Engels | 24-11-2023 | 280 pagina's

9789461175328

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On the eve of the Second World War, there were an estimated 70,000 Jews living in Belgium. Between 1942 and 1944, many of them had been deported from the SS Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) in 28 convoys. However, thanks to the help of organisations and private individuals, there were Jews who were able to go into hiding and escape their terrible fate.
The Forgotten Children of the War is the story of Regina Sluszny and Georges Suchowolski, two of those hidden Jewish children to whom little attention was paid for years. They both survived and were fortunate compared with those who died in the concentration and extermination camps.
It was not until 1991, with the creation of the first International Gathering of Children Hidden during the Second World War (New York), that the forgotten children of that time gradually gained a voice, a face and a public forum which enabled them to begin to deal with their trauma.
For many years, Regina and Georges’ stories too remained in heavy silence, which they dealt with painfully, before being able to share them and – at last – regain a lost identity.
The Forgotten Children of the War is the fruit of numerous encounters, conversations and reflections, of a dialogue with the author who, with great empathy, immersed himself in the past and sometimes found it difficult to discover its secrets.

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On the eve of the Second World War, there were an estimated 70,000 Jews living in Belgium. Between 1942 and 1944, many of them had been deported from the SS Sammellager Mecheln (Dossin barracks) in 28 convoys. However, thanks to the help of organisations and private individuals, there were Jews who were able to go into hiding and escape their terrible fate.
The Forgotten Children of the War is the story of Regina Sluszny and Georges Suchowolski, two of those hidden Jewish children to whom little attention was paid for years. They both survived and were fortunate compared with those who died in the concentration and extermination camps.
It was not until 1991, with the creation of the first International Gathering of Children Hidden during the Second World War (New York), that the forgotten children of that time gradually gained a voice, a face and a public forum which enabled them to begin to deal with their trauma.
For many years, Regina and Georges’ stories too remained in heavy silence, which they dealt with painfully, before being able to share them and – at last – regain a lost identity.
The Forgotten Children of the War is the fruit of numerous encounters, conversations and reflections, of a dialogue with the author who, with great empathy, immersed himself in the past and sometimes found it difficult to discover its secrets.

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ISBN :9789461175328
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Uitgever :Borgerhoff & Lamberigts
Publicatie datum :  24-11-2023
Uitvoering :Paperback / softback
Taal :Engels
Hoogte :212 mm
Breedte :152 mm
Dikte :20 mm
Gewicht :428 gr
Status : Bestelbaar
Aantal pagina's :280