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The Resource Childhood, Jona Oberski ; translated by Ralph Manheim ; afterword by Jim Shepard

Childhood, Jona Oberski ; translated by Ralph Manheim ; afterword by Jim Shepard

Label
Childhood
Title
Childhood
Statement of responsibility
Jona Oberski ; translated by Ralph Manheim ; afterword by Jim Shepard
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A rediscovered masterpiece: an unblinking view of the Holocaust through a child's eyes. Told from the perspective of a child slowly awakening to the atrocities surrounding him, Childhood is a searing story of the Holocaust that no reader will soon forget. As five-year-old Jona waits with his mother and father to emigrate from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to Palestine, they are awakened at night, put on a train, and eventually interred in the camps at Bergen-Belsen. There, what at first seems to be a merely dreary existence soon reveals itself to be one of the worst horrors humanity has ever created. A triumph of heartrending clarity and dispassionate amazement, Childhood stands tall alongside such monuments of Holocaust literature as The Diary of Anne Frank, Elie Wiesel's Night, and Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
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Oberski, Jona
Dewey number
839.313/64
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PT5881.25.B39
LC item number
K5613 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1907-1992
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Manheim, Ralph
Series statement
Penguin classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
Label
Childhood, Jona Oberski ; translated by Ralph Manheim ; afterword by Jim Shepard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Dutch under the title Kinderjaren, c1978
  • Original English translation c1983. Afterword c2014 by Jim Shepard
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9780143107415
Lccn
2014018007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024467917
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn871336312
  • (Sirsi) o871336312
  • (OCoLC)871336312
Label
Childhood, Jona Oberski ; translated by Ralph Manheim ; afterword by Jim Shepard
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Dutch under the title Kinderjaren, c1978
  • Original English translation c1983. Afterword c2014 by Jim Shepard
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
95 pages
Isbn
9780143107415
Lccn
2014018007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024467917
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn871336312
  • (Sirsi) o871336312
  • (OCoLC)871336312

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