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Dry Tears : The Story of a Lost Childhood - Nechama Tec

Dry Tears

The Story of a Lost Childhood


Published: 1st November 1984
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This is the true story of Nechama Tec, whose family found refuge with Polish Christians during the Holocaust. Dry Tears is a dramatic tale of how an eleven-year-old child learned to "pass in the forbidding Christian world and a quietly moving coming-of-age story. This book is unique celebration of the best human qualities that surface under the worst conditions.

"A compelling account. Quite accessible."--Michele Bisbey, St. Vincent College "A beautifully written and poignant account of what it was like for a young girl to be passing as a Gentile in Nazi-occupied Poland."--Evan Hunter "Dry Tears moves me beyond words....[It] conveys an immediate sense of what [living under the Holocaust] was like, and does so strongly, even nobly, without a trace of self-pity....My admiration has no bounds."--Robert K. Merton, Columbia University "Render[s] with such honest yet compassionate detail the struggle of Jews to 'pass' as Christians among anti-Semitic people who sheltered them, loved them, lived off them, and finally, after the war, were ashamed rather than proud of having taken [them] in."--Geoffrey Hartman, Yale University "A story of human resilience...made all the more remarkable because it is seen through the eyes of a young girl who bore herself beyond the promise of her years."--Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, President, Union of American Hebrew Congregations

The Approaching Shadowp. 1
My World Beforep. 44
The Search Beginsp. 67
Left Al1p. 94
Reunionp. 113
A Pattern of LIfep. 141
Without Moneyp. 165
And Now?p. 194
Epiloguep. 217
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ISBN: 9780195035001
ISBN-10: 0195035003
Series: Galaxy Book
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st November 1984
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.21  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.23