by Salomea Genin
translated by Brigitte Goldstein
afterword by Wolfgang Benz
Northwestern University Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-8101-1168-4 | Cloth: 978-0-8101-1183-7
Library of Congress Classification DS135.G5G432413 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 940.531809224315

At the age of fifty and faced with severe depression, Salomea Genin began to write about her family's history. From stories both told and untold, Genin recreates the lives of the Zwerling family in the Jewish quarter of Lvov: Shulim, her strict and deeply religious grandfather; his patient but tired wife Dvoire; and his beautiful, rebellious daughter Shayndl, who marries a dreamer against her father's wishes and without his blessing, and who will later become Salomea Genin's mother.

Genin's richly detailed portrait shows the effects of a family's struggle—personal, religious, social, and for their very survival—against the shadow of the Nazi rise to power.

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