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Yaffa Eliach (1937–2016)

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Yaffa Eliach was born Yaffa Sonenson in Eishyshok, Lithuania on May 31, 1937. Her family went into hiding in 1941 and managed to survive until the area's liberation in July 1944. After World War II, she traveled to Palestine with an uncle and eventually reunited with her father and brother. She visa mer immigrated to the United States in 1954 and received a doctorate from the City University of New York in 1973. She dedicated her life to the study and memorialization of the Holocaust and its victims. She worked as a professor of history and literature in the department of Judaic studies at Brooklyn College and founded the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Yeshivah of Flatbush in Brooklyn. She collected hundreds of photographs from the shtetl where she was born. Some 1,500 photographs were selected for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Tower of Faces, where they are arranged in a narrow chasm that visitors walk through. She also wrote several books including Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust and There Once Was a World: A 900-Year Chronicle of the Shtetl of Eishyshok. She died after a long illness on November 8, 2016 at the age of 79. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Andra namn
Sonenson, Yaffa (birth name)
Födelsedag
1937-05-31
Avled
2016-11-08
Kön
female
Nationalitet
Lithuania (birth)
USA
Födelseort
Eisiskes, Lithuania
aka Eishyshok
Dödsort
Manhattan, New York, USA
Bostadsorter
Eisiskes, Lithuania
British Mandate of Palestine
New York, New York, USA
Utbildning
Brooklyn College (MA|History|1969)
City College of New York (PhD|History|1973)
Yrken
historian
university professor
memoirist
Organisationer
Center for Holocaust Studies (founder)
Shtetl Foundation (president ∙ founder)
Brooklyn College (professor - history & literature)
Priser och utmärkelser
Holocaust Humanitarian Award (2001)
Eternal Flame Award (1999)
CBS Woman of the Year (1995)
Guggenheim Fellowship (1987)
Kort biografi
Yaffa Eliach, née Sonenson, was born to a Jewish family in the shtetl of Eishyshok near Vilnius (present-day Eišiškės, Lithuania). During the Nazi Occupation of World War II, she and her family hid in various places in the area. Her mother and a brother were killed in 1944 during fighting between the Red Army/NKVD and the Polish Home Army. After the war, she went to the British Mandate of Palestine in 1946, emigrating to the USA in 1954 and settling in New York. She married David Eliach, a high school teacher and principal, with whom she had two children. She earned her BA and MA degrees from Brooklyn College, and a Ph.D. in 1973 from the City University of New York in Russian intellectual history. She became a professor of history and literature in the Department of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College, and founded and served as director of the Center for Holocaust Studies in Brooklyn. P

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Eliach's Nine century saga of Eastern European Jewish life is richer and fuller than any other written.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 2 andra recensioner | May 7, 2024 |
I had never read about the Holocaust from a Hasidic perspective before, and was glad I found this book. Moving, healing, and not the usual way accounts from the Holocaust are told.
 
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silloftheworld | 4 andra recensioner | Sep 4, 2012 |
Very nice, interesting, full of warmth, authentic!!
BUY IT!!!!!
 
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sweetwood1 | 4 andra recensioner | Mar 27, 2012 |
A detailed, meticulously researched, and sobering account of one village's rich history and heritage and ultimate destruction in the Holocaust. Has many interesting individuals coupled with photographs and is a book that has a strong impact on any reader regardless of background. The compelling interest and life's work of the author. Long narrative, but never seems so because of the subject and the author's skill. Have read the twice.
 
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cfzmjz041567 | 2 andra recensioner | Sep 26, 2009 |

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