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Finalist in Anthologies and Collections, National Jewish Book Awards - Of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, three million were from Poland. Their literary heritage is a treasure to be preserved, and this lavish anthology gathers together the rich and varied forms of magnificent Jewish life and culture from a Poland that is no more. The book includes memoirs, short stories, poetry, eyewitness reports, fragments of novels, essays, letters, folk tales, and humor. The work of writers - both Jewish and Polish, prominent and new - presents a true, valid, rich, and compelling panorama of life as it was. Historically informative, heartbreaking, poignant, and amusing, the book speaks in many voices: those of women, children, and survivors. It is an exceptionally broad range of literature which paints a rich panorama of life before, during, and following the Holocaust, ending with tales of hope and renewal in new centers of Jewish life. With every emotion sensitively and skillfully explored, this anthology will fascinate Jewish and non-Jewish readers, shedding light on the origins and roots of contemporary Jewry in the English-speaking world. Meticulous listing of sources and a bibliography will prove fertile ground for students and scholars alike.

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Under an assumed name, Hava Ben-Zvi survived the Second World War in Eastern Poland. She arrived in Palestine in 1946 still young enough to enter and graduate from High School and then continued on to Teacher's College. The 1950's were years of Ingathering of Exiles from all over the world into the new State of Israel. She worked as a teacher in a Ma'abarah, a transition center for new immigrants, and directly experienced the growing pains and joy of the new State.
In 1957, with their four-year old son, Hava and her husband, Ephraim, moved to the United States as graduate students, where she earned a Master's degree in Library Science and Ephraim a Ph.D. in chemistry. Thereafter, she worked in supervisory positions in public libraries and then served for twenty-seven years as the director of the Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles. She received the Ezra Award from the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles for her significant contribution to Jewish education in the community.

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