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Volume 1

Book Title: Dottore! Internment in Italy, 1940-1945
Book Author: Dr. Salim Diamand
Number of Pages: (159)
Original Publication Date (in English): 1987
Book Focus: A Polish Jew comes to Italy to complete his medical training, spends the war in Italian internment camps and in hiding in the countryside, and after the war becomes a camp doctor in Italian refugee camps until he emigrates to Canada; the events described take place between 18 June 1940 and 6 December 1950.

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In Italy he is transported to the Carbonara refugee camp run by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Agency. For Passover 1944, the Jewish Brigade: ". . . organized a massive Seder. Thousands of people - refugees, Jewish soldiers from the American, British and Polish armies - sat down to a festive meal celebrating the Exodus from Egypt. . . . It was a sad reminder of family that had vanished."
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Volume 2

Book Title: Love in a World of Sorrow
Book Author: Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
Number of Pages: (282)
Original Publication Date (in English): 2005
Book Focus: Fanya, a young teen-aged girl in the Ukraine (who is fifteen in 1939) survives with her parents and younger brother in hiding in their home town; her father is killed after liberation. The memoir takes place between her birth in 1924, and her engagement to another survivor in July 1945.

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"The DP camp consisted of wooden barracks with large halls which served as dormitories. Day after day, people lay on their cots without moving, small islands of despair and sorrow marooned by exhaustion, by malnutrition, and by illness. . . . Once a week I stood in line at the offices of the Joint Distribution Committee for our food package, setting aside the bare minimum we needed for ourselves and using the rest for barter." Bytom, Summer 1945
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Volume 2

Book Title: Strange and Unexpected Love
Book Author: Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
Number of Pages: (282)
Original Publication Date (in English): 1993
Book Focus: Fanya, a young teen-aged girl in the Ukraine (who is fifteen in 1939) survives with her parents and younger brother in hiding in their home town; her father is killed after liberation. The memoir takes place between her birth in 1924, and her engagement to another survivor in July 1945.

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"The DP camp consisted of wooden barracks with large halls which served as dormitories. Day after day, people lay on their cots without moving, small islands of despair and sorrow marooned by exhaustion, by malnutrition, and by illness. . . . Once a week I stood in line at the offices of the Joint Distribution Committee for our food package, setting aside the bare minimum we needed for ourselves and using the rest for barter." Bytom, Summer 1945
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Volume 2

Book Title: Painted in Words - A Memoir
Book Author: Samuel Bak
Number of Pages: (495)
Original Publication Date (in English): 2001
Book Focus: Samuel, a child artist (who is six years old in 1939) survives in Vilna with his mother, escapes to the West and goes to Israel, eventually settling in the United States.

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Samuel's three years in Landsberg, from age twelve to fifteen: "It was a place that allowed me to regain many of the pleasures of a 'normal existence'. Things that people take for granted: a decent space to live, sufficient food and clothing, some schooling, direction and care from the elders, close friendships, and the freedom from fear for one's life."
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