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Life Death Memories Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Life Death Memories

This is the story of young boy just before World War II growing up in small Polish Jewish Polisn town, who with his family, all lovingly and vividly portrayed, lived first under Soviet occupation (1939-41) followed by the brutal reign of the Nazis. Nearly his entire family perished. By luck he and his mother survived the War, hiding in the forest and protected by brave Ukranian women, who found the courage, in the face of savage anti-Semitism raging around them to come to their rescue, risking death at the hands of their neighbors and German masters. "What could have been another tale of devastation and desolation is transmuted into an affirmation of the human spirit" (Quote from Prof. Laurence H. Tribe, Havard Law School)
This report prepared by Mary H.B. Ulam








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Plot & Themes

Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   Jew If this is a culture clash:    -   minority culture living in majority area Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes War/Cloak & Dagger story?    -   holocaust War/Spying    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Ethnicity    -   Jew Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Poland Forest?    -   Yes Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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