Named a New York Times Notable Book Winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Winner of the Anne Frank Prize These shattering stories. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories has ratings and 28 reviews. Paul said: These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bell. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories (Jewish Lives) [Ida Fink, Francine Prose, Madeline G. Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Named.

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Ann was lucky enough to not look too Jewish. They are not long stories and were finely written and unusual.

Fink writes in Polish, primarily on Holocaust themes. My insights on some stories: Other times the person w the story is in such despair that he or she is resigned to die and does nothing to try and avoid it.

Oct 01, Matthew Berkshire rated it really liked it. I sent it on a BookCrossing bookring and the participants comments are worth reading as well. So do all the Jewish girls. A cartful of children, looking like “”little grey mice,”” will not identify their parents, and perish.

Account Options Sign in. He needs to do this long enough in order to give his father time to hide. Sep 02, Nancy added it. View all 3 comments. Aug 17, Jennifer rated it really liked it Shelves: Manju A rated it really liked it Sep 27, In the introduction, she explains how her and others’ sense of time was scrapp from our typical time sense of hours, days, weeks, months to experiencing time in terms of Nazi “aktions” – “before the first “aktion”, “after the second aktion” etc.

How does he go on after that?

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It reminds you how no one really knows how one will react in the moment of panic. I slip in sideways As they approach a church where the service has just gotten out, he gets an idea that might save his daughter from certain death. He professes to love her but wants her to keep her ‘Ayran,’ or ‘non-Jewish-sounding name’ a secret. It has to do with her Jewish identity. A child is trained to identify his father as “”dead,”” which, in a sense, he already is.


This is the last story and the author is maybe trying to lay out the problematics of memory, of reconstructing the facts of the Holocaust after so many years and the problem of accuracy.

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Some are rather uplifting. Maybe in the summer months, when you can go outside afterwards and feel warmed by light and nature, but not in the bleak midwinter. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The stories offered a full range of emotions – all sobering but pierced by hope, anger, fear, resolve I think we must read things like this, no matter h Wow — this book was very heavy.

These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bells tolling us all to hell. The stories are short and powerful.

Is it worth remembering such horror? Through the series of fictional stories, the author cl Title Review: This kda a fabulous book about life in Poland under Nazi occupation and terror.

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories

You will notice as well that some stories have recourse to satire, black comedy. There was a problem adding your email address. To know these all originated in real events – and to also scap that there are hundreds of thousand of other stories we will never know – is absolutely heart-breaking.

I would recommend this to anyone. I am including the list of reading from the Holocaust class, for those who wish to discover more on Holocaust literature. Apr 29, Marybeth rated it really liked it.


They have been playing it every night for two weeks and the boy still hasn’t got it right. I’ll give you one example. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The mother calls out These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bells tolling us all to hell.


It makes reading scra; sad events worse that it’s told so beautifully and contradicts the message that beauty can’t exist in a world where such ugliness lies. The husband carries the child who grows heavier and heavier as they walk. Of course, I expected that, but oh! Oct 30, Liza Rosen rated it it was amazing. Common terms and phrases afraid Agafia Agata already answer Arbeitskarte arms Aryan asked Aufseherin bag of og beautiful began Belzec Bloody Sunday Bondke breath called calm camp chair child Ching crying dark door everything eyes face felt flowers fox terrier front garden Germans Gestapo ghetto girl grass Hamke hand aa hear heard hiding husband IDA FINK Jews Judenrat jumped killed Kiper knew labor camp laughed legs tiime looked lying Mama marketplace Matilda’s meters milk chocolate mother murderer night once prosecutor remember rhododendrons riding crop river road Rozana screamed second woman shoot shot shouted silent sitting sleep slowly snow softly someone square SS-man standing stood stopped street suddenly talk tell Teresa thought Titina told took town hall trees trembling trucks turned vodka voice waiting walked q watch Weintal whispered window Wojciech words.

Each brief story is crystallized around moments when quietly ordinary people, living secure and ordered existences, enter nightmare. But Ann, seeing as how she is now safe, tells him her acrap. Through the series of fictional stories, the author clearly presents different circumstances during the Holocaust: Selected pages Title Page.

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