Size: 6 x 9
Pub Date: 1/2001
Legacy of Silence
Rebecca and Susanna, both born in Poland during WWII, are baptized as Catholics by their Jewish parents, who survive the Holocaust in plain view of the enemy. Legacy of Silence follows the sisters as they forge a new life mired in secrecy, first in allied Europe, then in South America and, finally, in the United States.
In alternating sections, each sister presents the story of their shared childhood and the very different resolutions each reaches as an adult. As they recount and reflect, the sisters reveal a supportive, poignant mutual love lived among the complex emotions felt by the children of survivors of the Holocaust.
" 'I talked to your sister last night. I invited her to come visit us with the children for my birthday.'
" 'Is she coming then?'
" 'No, she couldn't leave the cats alone.' He sighed. 'Why does she hate us so much? What did we ever do to her?'
" 'We remind her of the past, of her origins she worked so hard to forget.' "
Bio: IRENE PASTOR was born to a Jewish family in Poland during WWII. This is her first book with Creative Arts.