Motherland

beyond the Holocaust

By Chapman, Fern Schumer

Publishers Summary:
"In 1938, just before they were killed by the Nazis, Frieda and Siegmund Westerfeld sent their twelve-year-old daughter, Edith, to live with relatives in America. Edith escaped the death camps but was left profoundly adrift, cut off from the culture of her homeland, its traditions - her entire identity. For decades she shut away her memories, unable even to sing a German lullaby to her children, until she realized that the void of tbe past was consuming her and her family. Then, with her daughter Fern Schumer Chapman - herself a pregnant mother - Edith returned to Germany." "For Edith the trip was an act of courage, a chance to reconnect with her homeland and reconcile with her past. For Fern the trip was a miraculous opening, a break in the wall of silence surrounding her mother's history...and her mother."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN
978-0-67088-105-5
Publisher
New York : Viking, 2000.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2000

Although people of the Jewish faith honor their ancestors by remembering their history, Edith Westerfeld chose to bury her past in order to survive the present. Westerfeld did not experience the Nazi concentration camps firsthand, but she still suffered because of them. In 1938, her parents sent her from Germany to Chicago so that sh...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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