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From The Broken Windows

Barry Fireman

ISBN 10: 1441501770 / ISBN 13: 9781441501776
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Title: From The Broken Windows

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Paperback. 188 pages. The Holocaust has come to be known as the greatest attempt in history to destroy European Jewry. But the plight of the Jews began many years before the events of World War II. The author, Barry Fireman, compiled the stories told to him mostly by his father and expanded the events with contributions from his mother and grandmother, cousins, other family members and friends of the family who came from similar towns and villages. Mr. Fireman traveled to Ukraine and spent several days in Shargorod to see first hand what is left of the crumbling shtetl and to experience the remnants of the street on which the family lived. He traveled the actual roads and experienced the terrain over which the family had to travel in order to escape. Many of the villages and towns still exist there, but soon will pass into history as the Jews are few and are either dying out or moving to other countries. The story includes their flight to freedom in an historical narrative that echoes the grim memories of those sinister years, yet illuminates a spark of hope for humanity. From The Broken Windows chronicles the survival of one family during historically un heralded times when Jews found themselves under attack in their towns and homes in early 20th century UkraineRussia. Many ruthless armies and bandits roamed the land and pogroms increased in frequency and ferocity. The victims, unjustly hated, found it difficult, if not impossible, to escape. The American descendants of those people who braved the perilous circumstances of the appalling escape and flight to freedoms beckoning light will take pride in reading this book. This is their story. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781441501776

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Synopsis: The Holocaust has come to be known as the greatest attempt in history to destroy European Jewry. But the plight of the Jews began many years before the events of World War II. The author, Barry Fireman, compiled the stories told to him mostly by his father and expanded the events with contributions from his mother and grandmother, cousins, other family members and friends of the family who came from similar towns and villages. Mr. Fireman traveled to Ukraine and spent several days in Shargorod to see first hand what is left of the crumbling shtetl and to experience the remnants of the street on which the family lived. He traveled the actual roads and experienced the terrain over which the family had to travel in order to escape. Many of the villages and towns still exist there, but soon will pass into history as the Jews are few and are either dying out or moving to other countries. The story includes their flight to freedom in an historical narrative that echoes the grim memories of those sinister years, yet illuminates a spark of hope for humanity.

From The Broken Windows chronicles the survival of one family during historically un heralded times when Jews found themselves under attack in their towns and homes in early 20th century Ukraine/Russia. Many ruthless armies and bandits roamed the land and pogroms increased in frequency and ferocity. The victims, unjustly hated, found it difficult, if not impossible, to escape. The American descendants of those people who braved the perilous circumstances of the appalling escape and flight to freedom?s beckoning light will take pride in reading this book. This is their story.

About the Author: Barry Fireman was born in 1940 and grew up in the Wynnefi eld section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After college and the United States Army, he met and married Judy Greenspon and joined the family business. Over a period of forty-fi ve years, he and Judy, reared three wonderful children. The family business of coin operated equipment grew and morphed into a successful telecommunications company that continues to thrive and grow.When faced with major foot surgery in the fall of 2007 Mr. Fireman determined to spend his recuperative months writing a story based on his father's tales of Jewish life in Ukraine. Research for the book included travel to Shargorod, Ukraine. This labor of love is written for the members and descendants of the Fireman family, but perhaps others will appreciate this tale of incredible courage during a time of prodigious challenge.

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