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Swartz, Sarah Silberstein 1947-

Works: 13 works in 27 publications in 1 language and 803 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Novels  Personal narratives  Biography  Historical fiction  History  Young adult works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Other
Classifications: PJ5191.E8, 839.09301080987
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sarah Silberstein Swartz
A partisan's memoir : woman of the Holocaust by Faye Schulman( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faye Schulman was an ordinary teenager when the Nazis invaded her small town on the Russian-Polish border. She had a large, loving family, good friends and neighbours, most of whom were soon lost in the horrors of the Holocaust. But Faye survived, and the photographs she took testify to her experiences and the persecution she witnessed. Decorated for heroism, Schulman, now in her mid-seventies, tells an extraordinary story not just of survival but of struggle and resistance against oppression. In this amazing book Schulman talks about escaping from the Nazis, finding a partisan unit and proving her worth. She and her photographs speak eloquently about the experience of living and surviving for years in the woods, of learning to nurse the ill and wounded, and of taking up arms against those who brutally decimated her world
From memory to transformation : Jewish women's voices( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bar Mitzvah by Sarah Silberstein Swartz( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from memoirs, biographies, novels, short stories, religious, ethical, and psychological literature, and visual art provide the bar mitzvah boy with examples from his Jewish heritage
The orphan rescue by Anne Dublin( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miriam, upset her grandparents can no longer afford to take care of her younger brother, David, tries to execute a plan to save him from the Jewish orphanage and figure out if the director, Mr. Reznitsky, really cares for the children or is just using them
Rachel's hope by Shelly Sanders( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel was forced to leave her home in Russia because of the anti-Semitic violence that killed her father. She made her way to Shanghai, China where she managed to establish herself as a newspaper write, no easy task for a woman at the turn of the 20th century. Now eighteen, Rachel remains separated from her sweetheart, Sergei, but she has finally realized her dream of coming to America. Arriving in California, she is inspired by the women's labor movement and remains determined to be a journalist. Sergei, now in Moscow, is becoming more involved in the fight for democracy. But his work for the revolution puts him at risk of harsh reprisal from the Russian Tsarist government. Rachel won't let anything stop her in her goal of starting a new life - not poverty, not even the great San Francisco earthquake. But will she ever see Sergei again?
Rachel's promise by Shelly Sanders( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is late 1903, and Rachel and her family are leaving Russia to escape the murderous riots against Jews. They travel cross country on the Trans-Siberian Railway to the coast and board a ship for Shanghai. China offers refuge, but life for them there is difficult and strange. The opportunity to write for a Jewish newspaper may help Rachel ensure her family's survival while not giving up her dreams for her future. Still in Russia, Rachel's friend Sergei leaves home for a factory job in St. Petersburg, soon joining the rebelling workers, but realizing he has traded one source of danger for another. Separated by so much, the two teenagers try to make their way in the turbulent political times of the early twentieth century--their only connection the letters they write, and their fierce hope for the future
Found treasures : stories by Yiddish women writers by Frieda Forman( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clara's war by Kathy Kacer( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Clara and her younger brother Peter are living in Prague with their parents in 1943 when the family receives orders to join a transport. Their destination is Terezin (also known as Theresienstadt), a lesser-known concentration camp in what is now the Czech Republic. Although her family is separated for most of each day and the living conditions are harsh, Clara learns to find comfort in schoolwork, music, and friends, especially streetwise Jacob. He tells her what is really happening to the people chosen for further transports to Auschwitz, and that he plans to escape from Terezin when the time is right. The story is realistically open-ended; when Jacob disappears, Clara never learns if his escape was successful or if he died in the attempt. Also, since the story ends before the camp is liberated, readers never find out if the main character survives the war or not, which is disconcerting and disappointing. The novel is not as engaging as the many Holocaust stories by Carol Matas and others, and has an annoying tendency to overuse the term "alright." However, the details are accurate and the historical photos and artwork at the end add realism
Lights out for ghosts : an adventure with the real Ghostbusters by Sarah Silberstein Swartz( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Guardian angel house by Kathy Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When Mama decides to send Susan and Vera to a Catholic convent to hide from the Nazi soldiers, Susan is shocked. Will the two Jewish girls be safe in a building full of strangers?
Jewish women from Muslim societies speak : a program guide( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essays by Jewish women who grew up in Islamic countries
Daughters of the ark by Anna Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This historical novel features two girls, separated in time by thousands of years, who are forced to leave their homes and make a dangerous journey to an unknown land. As they journey towards new destinations--one to Axum, Ethiopia, from Jersalem, and the other returning to Jerusalem, from Ethiopia--they encounter adventure and overcome challenges
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A partisan's memoir : woman of the Holocaust
From memory to transformation : Jewish women's voicesThe orphan rescueFound treasures : stories by Yiddish women writersClara's warGuardian angel houseDaughters of the ark
Alternative Names
Silberstein Swartz, Sarah 1947-

Swartz, Sarah S.

Swartz, Sarah Silberstein.

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