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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
Awards
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 

Bibliography 

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