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The Resource Something beautiful happened : a story of survival and courage in the face of evil, Yvette Manessis Corporon

Something beautiful happened : a story of survival and courage in the face of evil, Yvette Manessis Corporon

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Something beautiful happened : a story of survival and courage in the face of evil
Title
Something beautiful happened
Title remainder
a story of survival and courage in the face of evil
Statement of responsibility
Yvette Manessis Corporon
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants--and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness. Yvette Manessis Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother's stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family--a tailor named Savvas and his daughters--from the Nazis during World War II. Nearly 2,000 Jews from that area died in the concentration camps, but even though everyone on Erikousa knew Savvas and his family were hiding on the island, no one ever gave them up, and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette couldn't get the story of the Jewish tailor out of her head. She decided to track down the man's descendants--and eventually found them in Israel. Their tearful reunion was proof to her that evil doesn't always win. But just days after she made the connection, her cousin's child was gunned down in a parking lot in Kansas, a victim of a Neo-Nazi out to inflict as much harm as he could. Despite her best hopes, she was forced to confront the fact that seventy years after the Nazis were defeated, it was still happening today. As Yvette and her family wrestled with the tragedy in their own lives, the lessons she learned from the survivors of the Holocaust helped her confront and make sense of the present. In beautifully told interweaving storylines, the past and present come together in a nuanced, heartfelt story about the power of faith, the importance of kindness, and the courage to stand up for what's right in the face of great evil."--Publisher's description
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10578856
Cataloging source
DLC
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Corporon, Yvette Manessis
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.G72
LC item number
C673 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Corporon, Yvette Manessis
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of survival and courage in the face of evil
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Something beautiful happened : a story of survival and courage in the face of evil, Yvette Manessis Corporon
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction. They weren't really gone after all -- We loved them like sisters -- The Jews of Corfu -- You are orphans now -- Pass the lamb. We saved the Jews. -- Papa Savvas, the Jewish tailor of Corfu -- The nightly knock at the door -- Yia-yia never told -- -- Searching for Savvas -- Righteous among the nations -- Whatever you do, don't challenge him to a game of chess -- I think our grandmothers were friends -- Reat and Bill -- When words don't make sense -- Tragic irony -- He picked the wrong family and the wrong community -- He was watching over them -- The ones who stood up -- Heaven is all around us -- It was nothing. It was everything. -- Piecing together the story of Savvas -- Rosa's family -- Modern miracles -- Reunion -- Erikousa's Icarus -- Finding Savvas -- Full circle -- Epilogue -- Afterword. Lessons from new and cherished friends
Control code
ocn962227468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501161117
Lccn
2017005354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)962227468
Label
Something beautiful happened : a story of survival and courage in the face of evil, Yvette Manessis Corporon
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
Introduction. They weren't really gone after all -- We loved them like sisters -- The Jews of Corfu -- You are orphans now -- Pass the lamb. We saved the Jews. -- Papa Savvas, the Jewish tailor of Corfu -- The nightly knock at the door -- Yia-yia never told -- -- Searching for Savvas -- Righteous among the nations -- Whatever you do, don't challenge him to a game of chess -- I think our grandmothers were friends -- Reat and Bill -- When words don't make sense -- Tragic irony -- He picked the wrong family and the wrong community -- He was watching over them -- The ones who stood up -- Heaven is all around us -- It was nothing. It was everything. -- Piecing together the story of Savvas -- Rosa's family -- Modern miracles -- Reunion -- Erikousa's Icarus -- Finding Savvas -- Full circle -- Epilogue -- Afterword. Lessons from new and cherished friends
Control code
ocn962227468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501161117
Lccn
2017005354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)962227468

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