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Esther Hautzig (1930–2009)

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Esther Hautzig was born on October 18, 1930. During World War II, her family was exiled from Poland to Siberia, where they worked in labor camps. In 1947, she traveled via ocean liner to New York on a student visa. While aboard the ocean liner, she met the Vienna-born pianist Walter Hautzig, who visa mer was returning from a concert tour. They married in 1950. She enrolled in Hunter College, but never finished because a professor there told her that her accent would disqualify her from becoming a teacher. She took a job as a secretary at the publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons and later was promoted to children's books. During her lifetime she wrote numerous books including Let's Cook without Cooking (1955), Let's Make Presents (1962), A Gift for Mama (1987), Remember Who You Are: Stories About Being Jewish (1990), Riches (1992) and A Picture of Grandmother (2002). The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia (1968) won the Jane Addams Children's Book Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. She also translated stories by the Yiddish writer I. L. Peretz. She died of congestive heart failure and complications of Alzheimer's disease on November 1, 2009 at the age of 79. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av Esther Hautzig

Stäpp-barn (1968) 1,970 exemplar
A Gift for Mama (1981) 266 exemplar
Remember Who You Are (1990) 86 exemplar
Riches (1992) 67 exemplar
A Picture of Grandmother (2002) 37 exemplar
Holiday Treats (1983) 8 exemplar
Christmas Goodies (1989) 5 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Hautzig, Esther Rudomin
Andra namn
Rudomin, Esther
Födelsedag
1930-10-18
Avled
2009-11-01
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Vilna, Poland
Dödsort
USA
Dödsorsak
congestive heart failure
complications from Alzheimer's disease
Bostadsorter
Vilna, Poland
Rubtsovsk, Siberia, USSR
Lodz, Poland
Stockholm, Sweden
New York, New York, USA
Utbildning
Hunter College
Yrken
children's book author
secretary
translator
Relationer
Hautzig, Deborah (daughter)
Hautzig, David (son)
Organisationer
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Priser och utmärkelser
Jane Addams Book Award 1970
Lewis Carroll Shelf Award 1971
Kort biografi
Esther Rudomin wa born in Vilna, then part of Poland, to a Jewish family. In World War II, her father was drafted into the Russian Army, while Esther, her mother, and her grandparents were deported by the Soviets to Siberian forced labor camps. They spent five grueling years there and her grandfather died. After the war, Esther emigrated to the USA, settling in New York. After attending high school and college, she became a secretary in a publishing company and began promoting and writing books for children. In 1950, she married Walter Hautzig, a Viennese-born pianist whom she had met on the ship coming to America. Encouraged by Adlai Stevenson, Esther Hautzig started writing books on her childhood and on survival during the Holocaust, based on her own and her family's ordeal, that became classics of young people’s literature. She also translated stories by the Yiddish writer I.L. Peretz.

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I read this many years ago as a young girl and loved it. An interesting and little known/part of history. Very good for young readers to expand their view of the world.
 
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Luziadovalongo | 29 andra recensioner | Jul 14, 2022 |
This story is very much a child's impression. Her parents and grandmother hid much from her (which she does recognize as an adult)--the hunger, cold, school, moving, close quarters, outgrown shoes--are all just part of this weird normal for Esther, exiled with her family in Siberia during WW2. I can only imagine what the physically demanding jobs, cold, hunger, need for better housing, and their daughter and mother suffering did to their thoughts. As well as worry about the family members left in Vilna.

When Russia sends the family back to Poland after the war, they learn that they--who endured 4 years exiled as Jewish capitalists--are some of the few Polish Jews who survived. Her aunts, uncles, cousins, maternal grandmother--all were killed during the war. She does not specify if they were sent to concentration camps, starved in ghettos, were killed in attacks--but she probably never knew. And this is YA/middle grade, so such details might have been glossed over intentionally.
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Statistik

Verk
31
Medlemmar
2,630
Popularitet
#9,759
Betyg
4.1
Recensioner
42
ISBN
80
Språk
6
Favoritmärkt
1

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