Below are a few JCCV Library suggestions for your borrowing and reading pleasure:
- The Dawn of Hope by Geneviève De Gaulle Anthonioz. A niece of General De Gaulle was in the French Resistance. Captured, imprisoned and later shipped to Ravensbrück, she was liberated in 1945. Some 50 years later she yielded to her family’s urging to write her memoirs and we now have this slim hard-cover volume on our shelves.
- I was a Child of Holocaust Survivors – text and illustrations by Toronto artist Bernice Eisenstein. This book won a Canadian Jewish Book Award in the category of Memoir (2006).
“Moving, funny, utterly compelling…” – Toronto Star
“An emotional and aesthetic triumph” – Canadian Jewish News
- My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the Meaning of Life by Peter Gethers. The author decided to learn to cook after his mother, Judy Gethers, daughter of celebrated New York restaurateur of Ratner’s, had had a stroke. He wrote this “funny, moving memoir” as a tribute to her.
- Winnipeg historian and mystery writer Allan Levine is now represented on our shelves by the following:
History: Scattered Among the Peoples (2002) 10 portraits of diaspora cities of great cultural importance, including Amsterdam, Paris, St.Petersburg.
Mystery: The Bootlegger’s Confession (2016) A Sam Klein Mystery, set in 1922 Winnipeg
- The Story of ‘Britain’s Schindler’ who saved 699 children from the Holocaust, Nicholas Winton and the Rescued Generation (2002) by Muriel Emanuel and Vera Gissing. This self-described ‘ordinary man’ was the subject of British broadcast journalist Esther Rantzen’s documentary Winton’s Children.
Please come into the JCCV Library and look for these and many other intriguing titles on our shelves. Stock up on Jewish-themed reading for these darker autumn evenings!