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Motherland

Beyond the Holocaust: A Mother-Daughter Journey to Reclaim the Past

Fern Schumer Chapman - Author

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ISBN 9780140286236 | 208 pages | 01 Apr 2001 | Penguin | 5.39 x 7.95in | 18 - AND UP
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One woman's moving story of her journey with her mother to find their past and the tragedy that haunts it

In 1937, Edith Westerfeld's parents--before being killed by the Nazis--sent her from Germany to live with relatives in America. Fifty-four years later, Edith decided that it was time to, with her grown daughter Fern, revisit the town she had left so many years before. For Edith the trip was a chance to reconnect and reconcile with her past; for Fern it was a chance to learn what lay behind her mother's silent grief. On their journey, Fern and her mother shared many extraordinary encounters with the townspeople and--more importantly--with one another, closing the divide that had long stood between them.

"With precise and often moving prose, [Chapman] discovers truths about her mother's past." --Chicago Tribune

"Measured and mesmerizing, Chapman's account...constitutes a new and profound perspective on the legacy of the Holocaust." --Booklist


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