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The Resource The lost : a search for six of six million, Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn

The lost : a search for six of six million, Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn

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The lost : a search for six of six million
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The lost
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a search for six of six million
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Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn
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eng
Summary
Mendelsohn grew up in a family haunted by the disappearance of six relatives during the Holocaust--an unmentionable subject during his childhood. Decades later, spurred by the discovery of a cache of desperate letters written to his grandfather in 1939, he embarked on a hunt for the remaining eyewitnesses of his relatives' fates. This is their story
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For five years, Daniel Mendelsohn traveled the globe searching for an answer to the question he had first asked as a boy decades earlier: What really happened to his great-uncle's family during the Holocaust? Here, Mendelsohn weaves together his discoveries about the past, family secrets and Judaism itself. He visits nearly a dozen countries on four continents in pursuit of the truth, eventually interviewing the town's twelve living survivors. Along the way, he detects things that challenge family myths and inspire new questions about long-held beliefs. Interwoven throughout the present-day developments are flashbacks to Mendelsohn's youth spent with his immigrant relatives, and more generally to Jewish life, philosophy and tradition over the years. Not only does he come to know his six deceased relatives on this unforgettable journey, but he discovers so much more about himself, his religion, his immediate family and their shared history as well.--From publisher description
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2006.
  • National Jewish Book Award, 2006.
  • Sophie Brody Medal, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
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individual biography
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non fiction
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a search for six of six million
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The lost : a search for six of six million, Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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20264442
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780060542979
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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The lost : a search for six of six million, Daniel Mendelsohn ; photographs by Matt Mendelsohn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20264442
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780060542979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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