Helen Lewis A Time to Speak

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Details the author's life before the German occupation, her deportation, with her husband, to Terezin, their separation at Auschwitz, and her struggle for survival

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A compelling historical memoir by a Czech Jew who survived Auschwitz. Before WW II Lewis studied at the Milca Mayerova dance school in Prague and performed with its professional company. She also taught dance and choreographed her own pieces. After the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia, Lewis and her husband were deported to the ``model camp'' of Theresienstadt; later they were transported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, where they lost track of each other. Lewis, who was a member of a transport of prisoners sent from Auschwitz to labor camps at Stutthof and Kochstadt, survived the war; her husband did not. In 1947 she remarried and settled in Belfast, where she became involved again in choreographing and teaching dance. Lewis writes about the mistreatment she endured in the camps in a straightforward, understated way. She describes small but extraordinary acts of bravery and resistance, such as the time starving prisoners at Kochstadt voted to fast on Yom Kippur despite Nazi threats to withhold their rations once the fast was over. She also describes acts of kindness from unlikely individuals that saved her life; one SS guard slipped her a bottle of medicine for dysentery, thus saving her from selection for death. Through it all, she refused to give up hope and continued to see beauty in the ugliest of surroundings. Lewis's intelligence shines throughout, made more luminous by her compassionate observations about the effects of war on human beings. -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Two women speak out in personal memoirs about their experiences during the Holocaust. Both led secure, assimilated Jewish lives before the war--Lewis in Prague and Bonin in Berlin. The coming of the Nazis shattered the worlds they knew forever. Lewis gives a vivid firsthand account of her life as a young married dancer in Prague. Her bliss ended the day German troops entered Prague (March 15, 1939). Lewis and her husband, Paul, were sent to the ghetto at Theresienstadt (or Terezin) along with the entire Jewish population of Bohemia and Moravia. After Terezin came Auschwitz, where she was separated from her husband, who later died. She survived, in an almost surreal way, by using her skills to choreograph Coppelia for the commandant's Christmas party. After the war, Lewis remarried and became involved in dance again. Bonin's father told her for the first time that she and the family were Jewish in 1933, when she was 12. She escaped to Palestine, where she worked on a kibbutz as a pioneer; she went on to fight on the side of the British, based in Alexandria, Egypt. The narrative in this section of the book consists of letters to Bonin from her parents until the outbreak of the war and the diaries that she kept during the years she spent in the British Army, 1942-46. In 1947 she came to America, where she has been an academic. Both books are examples of extraordinary courage and defiance. Recommended for all libraries.
- Molly Abramowitz, Silver Spring, Md.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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