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Fisher, Josey G.

Overview
Works: 5 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 1,117 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Biography  Personal narratives‡vJewish  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
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Most widely held works by Josey G Fisher
The Persistence of youth oral testimonies of the Holocaust ( )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is a collection of fifteen first-person accounts of growing up during the Nazi era. The selections cover a broad range of personalities and circumstances. Included are testimonies from the daughter of an anti-Nazi German family, the son of a mixed marriage in Germany threatened with deportation, a German Gypsy who witnessed Mengele's experiments, a Polish Jewish girl saved by her teacher, a Prague teenager escaping to Denmark and Sweden, a Polish Jewish youth in communist Siberia, a partisan, an eleven-year-old in Auschwitz, a young Yiddish actress exiled to Tashkent, and a Polish Catholic child deported to work camps. Drawn from the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College, each testimony is a unique story of survival through defense, adaptation, and resilience.''The introduction to the book, written by Professor Nora Levin, provides the historical background of the rise of fascism and Nazism in Germany and the social and political dislocations that ensued. Editor Josey Fisher integrates the testimonies into the framework of adolescent development in the preface. Brief introductions to each chapter set the historical framework and describe the unique set of obstacles challenging each child. The youth of the Holocaust were caught in the time of their growing. Their external world had real enemies and unspeakable danger at the same time that their physical, psychological, and social development were propelling them toward adulthood. Internal intensity was intertwined with external threat. . . . (from the preface). Persistence of Youth provides a unique perspective on child development and psychological issues and will be of value to researchers in these fields as well as historians and others concerned with the Holocaust
Holocaust testimony of Sally Abrams : transcript of audiotaped interview by Sally Abrams( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sally Abrams was born in Lodz, Poland in 1916. She describes the pre-war Jewish community in Lodz and the first anti-Semitic restrictions. She and her family participated when the local Kehilla helped Polish Jews expelled from Germany. In September 1939 the German Army occupied Lodz and the persecutions, killings, and disposession of property began. She describes life in the ghetto, roundups and selections, especially of children. Rumkowski is mentioned and partially defended. She and her family survived in the Lodz Ghetto until 1944 when they were sent to Bergen-Belsen and later to Auschwitz. She escaped the gas chambers twice but her mother, child, and husband perished. She also describes being in a selection by Dr. Mengele. After Auschwitz she worked in the woods at Unterlitz, (Winter 1944) then in an ammunition factory, place unknown. She survived a death march to Gross-Rosen from where she was sent to an unnamed camp near Bergen-Belsen towards the end of the war in 1945. Allied forces liberated the camp, but she was stricken by typhus and evacuated to Sweden with the help of Count Folke Bernadotte. She describes a visit by King Gustav of Sweden while she was in a hospital there. After her recovery, she studied nursing in Sweden and married again in 1946. The family, now including two sons born in Sweden, emigrated to the U.S. in 1951
Holocaust testimony of Rose Fine : transcript of audiotaped interview by Rose Fine( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[2] After liberation she stayed briefly in Lodz and Gdansk. She describes life in Gdansk where she got married. She and her husband lived in Munich, Germany for four years where they belonged to Rabbi Lazerowski's synagogue and she attended the ORT school. She and her husband emigrated to the USA in 1949 with the help of the Joint Distribution Committee. She recounts the story of the hiding of a Torah by a non-Jew of Ozorkow and his giving it to a survivor from Ozorkow to take to Atlanta, Georgia
Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive : from the period 1933-1950+ ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Description of personal experiences of survivors, witnesses and liberators during the Holocaust and in the surrounding period, with particular attention paid to life conditions, persecution, particular manifestations of antisemitism, violence, Nazi crimes, incarcerations, atrocities, resistance and rescue operations. Contains about 800 files
Holocaust testimony of Eva (nee Gerstl) Burns : transcript of audiotaped interview by Eva Gerstl Burns( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eva Burns (nee Gerstl) was born in 1924 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where her father was a pediatrician and her mother a concert pianist. They lived a mostly secular life with some intermarriages in her mother's family. The German takeover of Czecholovakia in 1939 drastically affected their lives with her brother being sent to Kladno and the rest of the family to Theresienstadt. She refers to help from non-Jews. She was deported to Theresienstadt on November 17, 1942. She describes Theresienstadt as a "show" camp with books, a coffee house, and concerts. Eva was a part of a chorus preparing Verdi's "Requiem" and observed religious activities and humor. She was transported to Auschwitz in May 1944 and six weeks later to Christianstadt, a women's labor camp. There she helped sabotage grenades in the ammunition factory. She refers to the cruelty of the women S.S. guards. In February 1945 she escaped from a death march. Assuming a German identification, she worked in the Sudetenland, and then in spring 1945 she went to Prague where she worked for the family of an S.S. officer serving at the front. In May 1945, with the Czechoslovakian liberation near, she revealed her Czech identity. She married in November 1947 in Prague and immigrated to the U.S.A. in June 1948
 
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