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Synopsis: This book is the 2009 CIPA Book Competition EVVY Award winner of three First Place Awards and the winner of the 2009 Past President's Award. This book also is the 2009 IPPY Silver Award winner in the Memoir/Autobiography category. This is the story of pain and profound sadness but also of great strength and love and it begins long before I was born. My parents were both from Poland, but they were from two very different worlds. My mother's upbringing was Protestant and privileged, while my father's was Jewish and impoverished. If it had not been for the horrible and amazing journeys they were forced to make during the time of the Holocaust, their paths would never have crossed. But by the time the Second World War had ended, their two worlds had become one. Most of my childhood was spent in ignorance of what happened to my parents in Europe. I knew there were deep family secrets, but I was not sure exactly what they were. My Mother and Father spoke Polish when they wanted to talk about something not meant for my ears. Over time, however, I was able to pick up on the language and glean scraps of information. I figured out that they had survived terrible things under the regime of Hitler and that there were awful reasons why I had few living relatives. Part of me was very angry that they kept so much from me for so long. I did not even know I was of Jewish heritage until I was a teenager and another part of me was perhaps too immature to fully appreciate what they might have to say if they had chosen to say it. The events of my parent's lives are a testament to the indomitable nature of the human spirit. I would like this book to help others see that, even in the worst of times, there is hope; that eventually goodness can prevail. There are many Holocaust stories out there and each one deserves to be told. I believe it is our duty not only to honor those who suffered during this incredibly dark moment of human history, but to ensure that the rest of us will remember how easy it is for evil forces to dominate where there is widespread indifference.
About the Author: My name is Nancy Ringel. I was born in Chicago in the mid 1950s and grew up an only child, in a suburb of Chicago. My two sons, their Father and I moved to a suburb of Denver in 1979. I now have two grandchildren. My parents have been gone for years. Here in Denver is where I came in contact with a Children of Holocaust Survivors' support group, which, in some very important ways, changed my life. Because of this group, as I matured and actually began to comprehend what my parents' lives in Poland were like, my sense of wanting and needing to know more about their experiences also grew -- with a driving force. I knew that someday I had to share this. I worked in a local Denver television station for over 27 years as a television engineer.
Title: What They Could Not Forget
Publisher: Publishing For The Generations,Inc.
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Second Edition.
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