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Obras de Livia Bitton-Jackson


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Nome padrão
Bitton-Jackson, Livia
Nome de batismo
Freidmann, Livia Elvira
Outros nomes
Friedmann, Elli
Jackson-Bitton, Livia
Jackson Bitton, Livia
Bitton Jackson, Livia
Data de nascimento
Czechoslovakia (birth)
Local de nascimento
Samorin, Czechoslovakia
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Netanya, Israel
New York University (MA, 1963 | PhD, 1968)
Brooklyn College (BA, 1961)
cultural historian
Holocaust survivor
City University of New York
Pequena biografia
Livia Bitton-Jackson was born Elvira "Elli" Friedmann to a Jewish family in Šamorín, Czechoslovakia, territory disputed with Hungary for years. She was 13 years old when Nazi Germany invaded in World War II. She was sent with her parents, Laura and Markus Friedmann, brother, and aunt to the Nagymagyar Ghetto. Her father was sent to a forced labor camp, and the others were transported to the death camp at Auschwitz. In June 1944, Livia and her mother were sent to the forced labor camp at Kraków-Płaszów. In August 1944, they were taken to Augsburg, Germany, to work at a factory assembly line. After this, they were sent to a subsidiary camp of Dachau, where they were reunited with her brother. Near the end of the war, as the Allies advanced, the three family members were taken by trains further into Germany. Despite the terrible conditions, they all survived. She returned to Czechoslovakia to learn that her father had died at Bergen-Belsen two weeks before liberation. In 1951, she and her mother emigrated to the USA to join her brother in New York City. She enrolled at New York University, where she earned a Ph.D. degree in Hebrew culture and Jewish history. Dr. Bitton-Jackson became a professor of history at City University of New York, where she taught for 37 years. In 1977, she married Dr. Leonard G. Jackson, an Irish-born physician, with whom she lives in Israel, commuting back to NYC. Her memoir I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust, was published in 1997. She also wrote another memoir about her family, Saving What Remains (2009), and several other works of cultural history.



4.5 Stars

CW: For horrific war crimes.

Well that was a harrowing story of one girls struggle to survive life in a concentration camp.

I listened to this in one sitting because it was short and gripping. It is probably one of the better holocaust survival stories I have read because the writing and characters drew me in. This was made all the more powerful by the fact that it is a true story. Elli's will to survive was remarkable and the strength she showed to bring herself and her mother through these horrendous times will stick with me for quite some time. Outstanding.… (mais)
Mrs_Tapsell_Bookzone | outras 31 resenhas | Feb 14, 2023 |
It was in Seeshaupt on this very day fifty years ago that the American army had liberated me, along with my mother and thousands of other skeletal prisoners. Some leading citizens of Seepshaupt had decided to commemorate the event. They formed a committee and dispatched letters of invitation to possible survivors all over the world. One such letter reached me in my New York home, and here I was, making a detour, on a Tel Aviv - New York flight, to Seeshaupt.
taurus27 | outras 31 resenhas | Jul 24, 2022 |
The author, née Elli Friedmann, was born in what is now Slovakia, but at the time was part of Hungary. At the age of thirteen, she, her mother, and older brother were deported to Auschwitz. Her father had been taken to a Hungarian labor camp. She and her mother are taken to Camp C, a half-built pen with no water. Within a couple of weeks, they are transferred to Camp Plaszow to work flattening hills by hand. Back to Auschwitz, then forced labor in Germany, prison camp, cattle cars to nowhere. It's a horrifying story, told very matter-of-factly. Unusual in that Elli was so young and that she survived particularly harsh treatment.

This book was written for young adults; the author has also written an adult memoir called [Elli: Coming of Age in the Holocaust].
… (mais)
labfs39 | outras 31 resenhas | Jan 12, 2022 |
An excellent first-hand account of the horrors of the Holocaust told by one who survived against all odds, this is one of the most gripping autobiographies I've ever read. I had the opportunity to meet Livia at the Memorial Library New York and hear her speak. She's an amazing woman, and her story is one I think everyone should learn. I now have multiple copies of this in my classroom.
MadMaudie | outras 31 resenhas | Sep 5, 2020 |



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