Saturday, September 26, 2009
Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim her Ancestry
Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim her Ancestry by Livia Britton-Jackson is a remarkable voyage through the bureaucratic entanglements and emotional upheavals experienced by the author as she returned to post-war Communist Czechoslovakia to locate and retrieve the bodies of her Jewish grandparents who had died more than fifty years earlier. Her husband, Len, who did not speak the languages of the country stood by her side and helped as she navigated through all of the necessary bribes and steps to successfully taking their bodies to Israel. Her determination is remarkable and through her efforts a monument to the past shared lives has been created for all of her family.
TITLE: Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim her Ancestry
AUTHOR: Livia Britton-Jackson
TYPE: non-fiction, biographical
While this book only touches on the author's Holocaust experiences, the emotions of Britton-Jackson certainly remind us of the past and remind us to mind our futures.