Too Many Goodbyes: The Diaries Of Susan Garfield

December 16, 2019|
Too Many Goodbyes: The Diaries Of Susan Garfield by Susan Garfield
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In 1944, as Budapest?s Jews begin to suffer under German occupation, eleven-year-old Zsuzsi (Susie) takes to her diary to write about her friends and family as she copes with what it means to be persecuted. Precocious and charming, Susie records the mundane along with the poignant as she describes her daily life in Budapest against the backdrop of the war. Her pre-teen life is marred by farewells ? first to her father, as he is drafted into the forced labour service, and then to her mother when Hungarian fascist collaborators take her away. Alone after the war, Susie makes a fateful decision to leave her relatives and embark on a journey to a new country, where she struggles to adapt and begins to yearn for her home in Hungary. Uncertain whether she made the right decision to emigrate, Susie writes all her feelings down in a new diary, the only place where she feels she truly belongs.
Born Zsuzsanna Löffler in Budapest in 1933, Susan Garfield immigrated to Canada as a war orphan in 1948 and lived in Vegreville, Alberta, before moving to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she still lives. In 1954 she married Harry Garfinkel (Garfield) and started a family, eventually raising three children. Susan later earned a bachelor of ar...
Title:Too Many Goodbyes: The Diaries Of Susan Garfield
Product dimensions:156 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.52 in
Shipping dimensions:156 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.52 in
Published:December 16, 2019
Publisher:Azrieli Foundation
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781988065557

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