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Epstein, Helen 1947-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 193 publications in 10 languages and 5,662 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Interviews  Genealogy  Family histories  History  Internet videos  Personal narratives  Autobiographies  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Translator, Editor
Classifications: D810.J4, 940.531503924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Helen Epstein
 
Most widely held works by Helen Epstein
Children of the Holocaust : conversations with sons and daughters of survivors by Helen Epstein( Book )

67 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark book which was credited with opening up a new chapter in Holocaust studies, in looking at the impact on the children, grandchildren and future generations. the author, a child of survivors herself, probes the psychological impact on survivors' children
Joe Papp : an American life by Helen Epstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Papp was an American cultural icon - the son of Jewish immigrants, he became a self-made impresario, an ardent advocate for human rights and a controversial innovator who was one of the most influential figures in American theater. Known for his accomplishments as the founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival, Papp brought free Shakespeare in the Park to New York City, created the nation's most important showcase for new playwrights at the Public Theater and launched such Broadway hits as A Chorus Line and Hair. A defender of the First Amendment and champion of multiculturalism long before the word was coined, Papp combined creative genius with grassroots political activism and left the American cultural landscape changed forever." "In 1954, Papp started producing Shakespeare in a church basement in Manhattan and created not only the first free Shakespeare festival in the world, but the most prolific and successful not-for-profit theater in America. In addition to presenting most of Shakespeare, Papp's organization produced such unmistakably American plays as That Championship Season, Sticks and Bones, Streamers, Runaways, for colored girls ..., The Normal Heart and A Chorus Line, the longest-running musical in Broadway history. Papp's Public Theater was responsible for the training of hundreds of actors (Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington), directors (Wilford Leach, Andrei Serban, James Lapine) and playwrights (Ntozake Shange, David Rabe, Tom Babe)." "In this, the first biography of Joe Papp, Helen Epstein captures the complexity of a man who fought for his principles throughout his life and inspired intense emotions in others - anger and contempt as well as love and admiration. She offers a compassionate portrait of this impassioned idealist and quintessential American figure."--Jacket
Music talks : conversations with musicians by Helen Epstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and German and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing investigative reporting to bear on contemporary classical music, Epstein presents 13 profiles and interviews to take an inside look at musicians and the creative process. She portrays Leonard Bernstein teaching young conductors at Tanglewood; Yo Yo Ma, Rudolf Serkin and Seiji Ozawa discussing their musical philosophies, their personal feelings about their art and the creative process; and Vladimir Horowitz discussing his legendary career. Epstein does not restrict herself to the lives of celebrities, but includes portraits of lesser-known musicians. These include Cecylia Arzewski, a child prodigy schooled by Itzhak Perelman; Pinchas Zuckerman, the first female associate concert master of a major symphony orchestra; Hugo Burghauser, who brought European practices to the United States; and Dorothy DeLay, the first woman master violin teacher of Western music. Epstein covers their successes and failures, psychology and techniques. ISBN 0-07-019544-7: $17.95
Under a cruel star : a life in Prague 1941-1968 by Heda Kovály( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first-hand account of the arrest and trial of Rudolph Margolius during the Slánský show trials in 1952 by his wife and an extended essay on post-war Czechoslovak politics by the exiled philosopher Erazim Kohák
Under a cruel star : a life in Prague, 1941-1968 by Heda Kovály( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Heda Margolius Kovaly's steady gaze at the lives caught up in Czechoslovakia's tragic fate under the Nazis and then during the Stalin era illuminates the chaotic life of a nation. Kovaly was deported to concentration camps, escaped from a death march, nearly starved in the postwar years, only to be shattered by her husband's conviction (in the infamous 1952 Slansky trial) and his execution. Resonant with lyricism, this gripping memoir is uplifting even in the midst of horror."--Jacket
Franci's war : a woman's story of survival by Franci Epstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The captivating memoir of a spirited and glamorous young Jewish fashion designer who survived the Holocaust, with an afterword by her daughter, Helen Epstein"--
The companies she keeps : Tina Packer builds a theater by Helen Epstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in American pluralism through oral histories of holocaust survivors by Helen Epstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franci's war : a true story by Franci Epstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year journey through several camps during the Second World War, from Terezin to Auschwitz-Birkenau, to forced labor in Hamburg and finally Bergen-Belsen. After the camp's liberation by the British in April 1945, she returned to Prague, a survivor. Franci was known in her group as the Prague seamstress. Hers is a story of ingenuity and endurance: she pretended to be an electrican to escape the Auschwitz selection, secretly fighting for the survival of her fellow inmates. Franci also gives voice to the darker side of women in war - rape and prostitution - offering an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation
Franci's war : a woman's story of survival : a memoir by Franci Epstein( )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The captivating memoir of a spirited and glamorous young fashion designer who survived World War ll, with an afterword by her daughter, Helen Epstein. In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek--designated a Jew by the Nazi racial laws--arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her three-year journey from Terezin to the Czech family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, to the slave labor camps in Hamburg, and Bergen Belsen. After liberation by the British in April 1945, she finally returned to Prague. Franci was known in her group as the Prague dress designer who lied to Dr. Mengele at an Auschwitz selection, saying she was an electrician, an occupation that both endangered and saved her life. In this memoir, she offers her intense, candid, and sometimes funny account of those dark years, with the women prisoners in her tight-knit circle of friends. Franci's War is the powerful testimony of one incredibly strong young woman who endured the horrors of the Holocaust and survived
Hablemos de música by Helen Epstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the Silence : The Generation After the Holocaust( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Holocaust created a legacy of trauma and pain, not only for those who experienced its horror, but for their children as well. This documentary tells a story of personal growth as the children of Holocaust survivors confront their inheritance of pain and overcome the silent barriers that separate them from their parents. As the parents and children reach out to each other, the second generation grapples with the question to teaching the Holocaust to their own children. By interweaving poignant dialogues with commentaries by Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, Professor Moshe Waldoks and Professor Helen Epstein, Breaking the Silence sensitively depicts this healing encounter between two generations"--Case
Jewish women 2000 : conference papers from the HRIJW international scholarly exchanges, 1997-1998( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreifach heimatlos : die Suche einer Tochter nach der verlorenen Welt ihrer Mutter by Helen Epstein( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the Holocaust by Helen Epstein( Recording )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author and survivor, Helen Epstein, discusses the lives of the survivors after the Holocaust. In a sense, they are living their lives for all those who died
Yue tan da shi de mu hou xin suan by Ai bo si tan( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De couturière : een vrouw op zoek naar haar verleden by Helen Epstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr. titel : Where she came from (1997)
Propos de musiciens by Helen Epstein( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'où vient-elle? une fille part à la recherche de l'histoire de sa mère by Helen Epstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le deuxième volet de la trilogie commencée en 1979 avec Le traumatisme en héritage. A travers les traces qu'elles ont pu laisser, H. Epstein, enfant de rescapés de la Shoah, dessine le parcours de trois femmes, depuis son arrière grand-mère jusqu'à sa mère, trois femmes dont le cheminement témoigne de l'énergie et de l'obstination de femmes actives et indépendantes à façonner leur destin
Account rendered : a dossier on my former self. by Melita Maschmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Children of the Holocaust : conversations with sons and daughters of survivors
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Joe Papp : an American lifeUnder a cruel star : a life in Prague 1941-1968Under a cruel star : a life in Prague, 1941-1968
Alternative Names
Epstein, Helena 1947-

Epsteinová, Helena 1947-

Helen Epstein American journalist

Helen Epstein Amerikaans journaliste

Helen Epstein česko-americká spisovatelka

Helen Epstein écrivaine américaine

Helen Epstein gazetare amerikane

Helen Epstein periodista estadounidense

Helen Epstein periodista estatunidenca

Helen Epstein US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Helen Epstein US-amerykańska pisarka i dziennikarka

Эпштейн, Хелен

هلن اپستاین ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

هيلين إبستاين صحفية أمريكية

エプスタイン, ヘレン

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