Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust by Elaine Saphier FoxOut of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust by Elaine Saphier Fox

Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust

byElaine Saphier Fox

Hardcover | August 1, 2013

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The stories in Out of Chaos forms a profound testament to lost and found lives that are translated into compelling reading. The collection illuminates brief or elongated moments, fragments of memory and experience, what the great Holocaust writer Ida Fink called “a scrap of time.”  In all, the anthology expresses survivors’ memories and reactions to a wide range of experiences as they survived in so many European settings, from Holland, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Greece, Yugoslavia, Poland, and France.

The writers recall being on the run between different countries, escaping over mountains, hiding and even sometimes forgetting their Jewish identities in convents and rescuers’ homes and hovels, basements and attics. Some were left on their own; others found themselves embroiled in rescuer family conflicts.  Some writers chose to write story clusters, each one capturing a moment or incident and often disconnected by memory or temporal and spatial divides. 
 
Elaine S. Fox is of counsel at the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and received her J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, with honors, and her B.S. from Northwestern University.
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Title:Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the HolocaustFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:Northwestern University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810129116

ISBN - 13:9780810129115

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Out of Chaos: Hidden Children Remember the Holocaust is an essential read for both scholars and general audiences. The testimonies of hidden children offer a lens on Jewish children’s lives during the Holocaust and its aftermath by transmitting stories that would have otherwise slipped into oblivion."  —Journal of Jewish Identities