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Author’s Notebook | The Silk Factory by Michael Hickins

Hickins, Michael. The Silk Factory: Finding Threads of My Family’s True Holocaust Story. Amsterdam Publishers, 2023, 208 pp., $16.95 pb. Writing the Past (WTP): What inspired you to write this book?Michael Hickins (MH): One evening, working at my home office, a message from … Continue reading

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On My Night Stand | The Seven by Ellen Friedman

I attended a session at the Princeton Public Library three weeks ago about writing the memories of others. The speaker, professor and memoirist Ellen G. Friedman, shared her family’s story: seven of her family members escaped east into the Soviet … Continue reading

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On My Night Stand | A World Erased by Noah Lederman

I continue to be a sucker for memoir, and Holocaust memoir in particular. But I’m looking to this book for how Lederman moves back and forth in time, from his present self to his seven-year-old self, points in between, and … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Martin Goldsmith, Author of Alex’s Wake

From May 13 through May 27, the MS St. Louis, a Hamburg-Amerika luxury liner, carried nearly 1,000 German-Jewish refugees to alleged safety in Havana in 1939. The refugees, save 22 first-class passengers, were not allowed to disembark. Martin Goldsmith is the … Continue reading

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Book Review | Hiding Places by Diane Wyshogrod

Hiding Places: A Mother, a Daughter, an Uncovered Life By Diane Wyshogrod Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, 2012, 298 pp. The good stuff Intraspection—Perhaps because Wyshogrod is a psychologist, her in-depth questioning of herself helps the reader understand … Continue reading

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