Saturday, November 22, 2008


I just finished reading MIRIAM WINTER's memoir TRAINS. It is a devastating look into the life of a Holocaust survivor. I heard her read from it Thursday night and I was blown away.

"Trains: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood during and after World War II, is a collection of Miriam Winter's fragmented memories of hiding. Winter recorded her memories in short vignettes that are heavy with sorrow, misfortune and anger. Her reactions are well-founded: in a desperate attempt to save her life, without explanation, the eight-year-old was given to her cousin, who then passed her to a complete stranger on a train. In exchange for a place to hide, Miriam was treated like a slave..."
- Tobin Belzer


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