Following the success of "Forgotten Voices of the Great War", this series now chronicles one of human histories darkest hours. The author comes to the project following her significant work in recording the experiences of Holocaust survivors for the Imperial War Museum sound archive - one of the most important archive of its kind in the world. The intertwined moving and revealing interviews reveal the sheer complexity and horror of the Holocaust. The great majority of survivors suffered considerable physical and psychological wounds, yet the overall story is far from being just gloom and doom. There are many poignant vignettes describing acts of charity, reciprocity and kindness in the face of the most extreme form of barbarism. As well as revealing the story of the Holocaust as directly experienced by victims, these testimonies also illustrate how, even enduring the most harsh and degrading conditions and treatment as well as suffering massive family losses, hope, the will to survive and the human spirit shines through.
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Lyn Smith BA (Hons) MA is a lecturer in International Politics at the Open University, and lectures in Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at the Webster University (USA) in London. Over the past twenty years she has worked continuously as a freelance interviewer for the IWM Holocaust Sound Archive, particularly after being specially commissioned for the new IWM Holocaust Exhibition when it was in the late 1990s.Review:
" 'The stories of these now long-dead vets simply jump off the page' - FHM 'This extraordinary book is crammed with details, conjuring up the atmosphere of war as vividly as the frequent descriptions of appalling violence' - Daily Telegraph 'The words of the soldiers are as fresh as if they were written yesterday...extraordinary' - Deborah Moggach, Mail on Sunday 'Everyone who loves oral history will enjoy the often harrowing accounts contained in this book' - History Today 'a compelling account of a world not to be forgotten' - Despatches"
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Book Description Ebury Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091898250
Book Description Ebury Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 91898250
Book Description Ebury Press, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091898250