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Sappy Tales and Silent Screams: Subterranean Echoes From the Holocaust Norbert Friedman

Sappy Tales and Silent Screams: Subterranean Echoes From the Holocaust

Norbert Friedman

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The book’s first part, “Sappy Tales” is designed to gradually take the reader through the writer’s experiences, some of them pre-World War II and some of them current. By choosing vignettes the writer creates a mosaic of conditions and mind-sets ofMoreThe book’s first part, “Sappy Tales” is designed to gradually take the reader through the writer’s experiences, some of them pre-World War II and some of them current. By choosing vignettes the writer creates a mosaic of conditions and mind-sets of his contemporaries since his early teens from “Giselle a Love Story” up to his recent experiences as a grandparent in “Zeidi”. It’s a portrait of a vanished world and a struggle of those who survived it, to go on with their lives.The second part, “Silent Screams” deals with four cases of Post-War derailments of lives of writer’s intimate friends, caused by events that the protagonists themselves were not able to properly verbalize.Starting with inability to shed the fears of having one’s identity discovered in “The Silver Cross”, through the consequences of a post-war family’s structure wrecked by the ghosts of memories of war experiences, as portrayed in the story of “The Marital Bed”. Continuing with tragic results of being forced into a homosexual relationship in “Leap of Fate” , then into the incredible story of paternal betrayal and rejection, as depicted in “The Sacrifice of Isaac.”And ending with the writer’s confession of a burden that had plagued him all through his adult life, in “Vidui- Mea Culpa.”