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The Resource In the unlikeliest of places : how Nachman Libeskind survived the Nazis, gulags, and Soviet communism, Annette Libeskind Berkovits ; foreword by Daniel Libeskind

In the unlikeliest of places : how Nachman Libeskind survived the Nazis, gulags, and Soviet communism, Annette Libeskind Berkovits ; foreword by Daniel Libeskind

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In the unlikeliest of places : how Nachman Libeskind survived the Nazis, gulags, and Soviet communism
Title
In the unlikeliest of places
Title remainder
how Nachman Libeskind survived the Nazis, gulags, and Soviet communism
Statement of responsibility
Annette Libeskind Berkovits ; foreword by Daniel Libeskind
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annette Libeskind Berkovits thought her attempt to have her father record his life's story failed. But in 2004, three years after her father's death, she was going through his things and found a box of tapes-- several years' worth -- with his spectacular life, triumphs, and tragedies told one last time in his baritone voice. Nachman Libeskind's remarkable story is an odyssey through crucial events of the twentieth century. With an unshakable will and a few drops of luck, he survives a pre-war Polish prison; witnesses the 1939 Nazi invasion of Lodz and narrowly escapes; is imprisoned in a brutal Soviet gulag where he helps his fellow inmates survive, and upon regaining his freedom treks to the foothills of the Himalayas, where he finds and nearly loses the love of his life. Later, the crushing communist regime and a lingering postwar anti-Semitism in Poland drive Nachman and his young family to Israel, where he faces a new form of discrimination. Then, defiantly, Nachman turns a pocketful of change into a new life in New York City, where a heartbreaking promise leads to his unlikely success as a modernist painter that inspires others to pursue their dreams. With just a box of tapes, Annette Libeskind Berkovits tells more than her father's story: she builds an uncommon family saga and reimagines a turbulent past. In the process she uncovers a stubborn optimism that flourished in the unlikeliest of places
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Summary
The author tells her father's story, who survived a Polish prison, witnessed the 1939 Nazi invasion of Lodz, faced discrimination in Israel and eventually made his way to New York City, with only a pocketful of change.
Storyline
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10544574
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berkovits, Annette Libeskind
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Life writing series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libeskind, Nachman
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Prisoners
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Libeskind, Nachman
  • Juifs
  • Prisonniers
  • Survivants de l'Holocauste
  • Juifs
  • Juifs
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how Nachman Libeskind survived the Nazis, gulags, and Soviet communism
Label
In the unlikeliest of places : how Nachman Libeskind survived the Nazis, gulags, and Soviet communism, Annette Libeskind Berkovits ; foreword by Daniel Libeskind
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Daniel Libeskind -- Author's Note -- Part 1: Before -- Part 2: Purgatory -- Part 3: After -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn880490343
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781771120661
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880490343
Label
In the unlikeliest of places : how Nachman Libeskind survived the Nazis, gulags, and Soviet communism, Annette Libeskind Berkovits ; foreword by Daniel Libeskind
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Daniel Libeskind -- Author's Note -- Part 1: Before -- Part 2: Purgatory -- Part 3: After -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn880490343
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781771120661
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)880490343

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