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Main : history, holocaust, non-fiction, trauma

ISBN: 9781875559725
0.390 kgs
215 x 137 mm
252 pp
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Last Walk in Naryshkin Park
Rose Zwi
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Naryshkin Park is a place where lovers once walked. On 2 October 1941, it became the site of a mass grave. Rose Zwi deftly weaves together clues from survivors’ accounts, old photographs, official documents and archival research to form a many-layered account of the proud history and tragic destruction of the Jews of Lithuania.

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Translations: Chinese, German, South Africa
1999 Shortlisted, NSW Premier's General History Award
Winner, Asia Pacific Publishers' Association Award
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‘The lightness of her touch and her transparent desire to heal rifts between people, make her a powerful advocate.’ 

Miriam Cosic, Australian Review of Books

‘It is compelling reading and the imagery so vivid that one is transported...’ 

Alan Torrance, Chadashot

‘Rose Zwi... is a gifted writer and Last Walk is a significant contribution to the record of the event … This contribution to the personal history of the Holocaust an invaluable. Last Walk is not a book to be enjoyed. It is only to be treasured.’ 

Joe Podbray, Financial Mail, South Africa

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Part One

1 Prologue 

2 Exile to Eden 

3 Waiting for the Revolution 

4 Oaxaca, Mexico 

5 Questions 

6 Di Deutschen Kumen!  

Part Two

 7 Going Home 

8 First Witness 

9 Mierke 

10 Leib—A Hero? 

11 The Destruction of Zhager 

12 Quests 

Part Three

 13 Vilna 

14 Whose Jerusalem? 

15 Invitation to Kaddish 

16 A Minyan  in Vilna 

17 Lists 

18 Kharaites and Khazars 

19 The Road to Zhager 

20 Zagare 

21 Altona’s Story 

22 The Heimen Shtetala  

23 The Death of Leib 

24 Epilogue 


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