The Lost Childhood by Yehuda Nir audiobook

The Lost Childhood: A Memoir

By Yehuda Nir
Introduction by Cynthia Ozick
Read by Robertson Dean

Blackstone Publishing 9780971059863
7.23 Hours Unabridged
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This compelling memoir takes listeners through the eyes of a child surviving World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland. As a nine-year-old, the author witnessed his father being herded into a truck—never to be seen again. He, his mother, and sister fled to Warsaw to live in disguise as Catholics under the noses of the Nazi SS, constantly fearful of discovery and persecution. A sobering reminder of the personal toll of the Holocaust on Jews during World War II, this book is a harrowing portrait of one child’s loss of innocence.

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Summary

This compelling memoir takes listeners through the eyes of a child surviving World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland. As a nine-year-old, the author witnessed his father being herded into a truck—never to be seen again. He, his mother, and sister fled to Warsaw to live in disguise as Catholics under the noses of the Nazi SS, constantly fearful of discovery and persecution. A sobering reminder of the personal toll of the Holocaust on Jews during World War II, this book is a harrowing portrait of one child’s loss of innocence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An engaging, fact-paced Holocaust memoir.” Kirkus Reviews
“An unforgettable memoir of a resilient family.” Booklist
“Put[s] one in mind of great, understated writers like Hemingway and [Isaac Bashevis] Singer.” The Jerusalem Post
“Marvelous…tells the story so matter-of-factly. Its very lack of hype makes it so frightening and compelling.” Hal Prince, Tony Award–winning producer and director
“For readers who have gone stale on the Holocaust, Nir’s record of a child pursued will reawaken fresh awareness, shock, understanding, and conscience.” Cynthia Ozick, National Book Award Finalist
“An extraordinary memoir.” New York Observer
“Quite marvelous. I don’t remember reading anything that tells the story so matter-of-factly. Its very lack of hype makes it so frightening and compelling.” Hal Prince, Tony Award–winning producer

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Author Bio: Yehuda Nir

Author Bio: Yehuda Nir

Yehuda Nir (1930–2014) was an associate professor of psychiatry at Cornell University Medical Center and a speaker and lecturer on the Holocaust, drawing largely from his own personal experiences. He and his wife, Bonnie Maslin, coauthored the book Patterns of Heartbreak.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English