Between There & Here: Kovno & Israel
By Safira Rapoport
Yad Vashem Jerusalem
Distributed by Coronet Books Inc.
241 pages, Illustrated
$27.50 Paper original
This is a "Second Generation" story of a daughter, who sets out on a journey tracing her mother's footsteps in Europe. Her story reveals to us the great extent to which the lives of children of survivors were fashioned in the shadow of the Holocaust.
Nechama Baruchson, a native of Kovno, was a company commander of the underground movement ABZ (Covenant of Zio) in the Kovno ghetto. After the loss of her mother and the destruction of the ghetto, Nechama was taken to eh Ctutthof Concentration Camp from which she eventually left on the Death March. Owing to her resourcefulness and courage, she managed to escape from the rows of prisoners, joined the Brichah organization, and ultimately immigrated to the country of her yearnings, Israel.
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