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The Seamstress (1997)

de Sara Tuvel Bernstein

Outros autores: Edgar M. Bronfman (Introdução), Marlene Bernstein Samuels, Louise Loots Thornton

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Growing up, Sara (Seren) Tuvel was the smartest, most ambitious girl in her Romanian mountain village. When she won and accepted a scholarship to a Gentiles-only Gymnasium, she was forced to make a decision that would change her path forever. At thirteen, faced with a teacher's anti-Semitism, Seren walked out of her classroom and into a new existence. She became the apprentice to a seamstress, and her skill with needle and thread enabled her again and again to patch the fraying pieces of her life. As the Nazis encircled the country and bombs rained down, Seren stitched her way to survival, scraping together enough money to provide for her family. When she, her younger sister Esther, and two friends were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany, the four girls became one another's shelter.… (mais)
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An extraordinary, unsentimental story by an extraordinary woman. This is powerful truth, akin to horror at some points and heartwarming at others, with a strong female hero. Seren is a hero by any account. She's a tough woman who shouldn't have survived but did using intelligence and determination.

Although Seren's young life involved the Holocaust, the book is about her family and her own wisdom and grit in every situation. It's part of Seren's journey to a life she must have cherished every day. Although she surely had post traumatic stress disorder, she was a loving and loved person who gave her best to her family and friends. Out the other side of trauma, Seren made choices. Perhaps there are lessons here for all of us.

The Seamstress is a compelling story with some photos scattered throughout. The story should lift any reader above their own trials. It's also a history lesson with some details I'd never read before. Here Seren recounts her early life with family, how insidiously changes happened, how much people didn't know or understand, and events that happened to her and some of her family and friends.

Highly recommend. ( )
  Rascalstar | Jan 21, 2017 |
Recommend. Great narrator; well-told story. This book is about the life of a Jewish Hungarian woman in the mid 1900s, before and during WW2. It's a raw, unvarnished, tale of her years in concentration camps, mainly Ravensbruck. Although I don't doubt she told the book as she remembered it, and certainly is was the most horrible time in recent history, there are a few items that give me pause... for example, not eating or drinking for 14 days under the harsh conditions of camp life. I would like to have heard more about how some of the stories were corroborated. Again, I don't doubt it was an awful period in life, there are just some things in the story that don't add up. Still, I loved the book and highly recommend for WW2 buffs and anyone else that wants to read about the concentration camps. Also, I thought was incredibly interesting to hear about someone living as a seamstress, making ever piece of clothing - this is something we tend to forget in modern life: that someone, just a short while ago, made a living out of making dresses for others, as an every day routine life job. Great book. ( )
  marshapetry | Apr 7, 2015 |
Sara Tuvel was a survivor. Not only did she strike out on her own at age thirteen, but she survived prison, forced labor, and the notorious Ravensbruck concentration camp. In addition, her force of character and resourcefulness helped other young women survive as well.

Seren was born into a large family comprised of her father's seven children from a previous marriage as well as her four siblings. Although her father was strict, she had a happy and adventurous childhood. The only shadow was the antisemitism she experience at school. Despite her father's demand that girls remain at home, Seren accepted a scholarship to school in Bucharest and moved there on her own. After suffering more antisemitism, she leaves school, and without telling her parents, rents a room and apprentices herself to a dressmaker. This self-sufficiency and independence may have frustrated her family, but proved to be invaluable in the coming years.

As Nazi persecution increases, Seren and her family are separated by new borders between Romania and Hungary, by family members' forced relocation into ghettos, and by imprisonment. Seren not only fends for herself, but frequently takes care of her mother and sisters as well. Despite imprisonment, loss, forced labor, and incredible journeys by foot or rail, Seren remains determined to see things through and to protect others as best she can. Her strength and spirit are quite remarkable.

Having read a fair number of Holocaust memoirs, several things in The Seamstress stand out for me. It is one of only a handful of Romanian survivor stories that I have read, and she is also one of the few Jewish survivors of Ravensbruck who have shared their stories. Her testimony is invaluable. The book was written by Louise Loots Thornton based on hours of interviews and tapes that Seren (Sara) made and edited by Seren's daughter Marlene after her mother's death. Ms. Thornton says that she tried to imitate Seren's style of speaking which was unemotional and direct. As a result, the book is a bit flat in tone and is lacking the interpretation of events that might occur with an author is writing their own story. Nowhere is there commentary on what happened, rather simply the facts of what did happen. As a result, any philosophical or moral reflecting is left up to the reader. ( )
2 vote labfs39 | Sep 23, 2013 |
A deeply moving memoir from the author Sara Tuvel Bernstein and her survival in the Nazi concentration camps. This is one of the stories that will stay with you for awhile. It made me wonder once again how humans can be so cruel towards one another. However, reading these accounts of survival will also leave you in awe of the strength of the human spirit. Despite all the abuse the author and her sister had to endure they survived and they did so with an unbroken spirit. Highly recommended read. ( )
  Lilac_Lily01 | Jul 16, 2013 |
The Seamstress is the memoir of author Seren (Sara) Tuvel Bernstein, a Romanian Jew who came of age during the rise of the Third Reich, was expelled from Romania, arrested and beaten by Hungarian Guard, forced into a temporary labor camp where her sister was shot and killed before her eyes, and eventually ended up on a concentration camp before escaping/liberated by American forces while being transported, likely for execution.
What was somewhat unique about The Seamstress is that the book was about Ms. Bernstein's entire life, not just her experience with the Holocaust. To me, it made her experiences much more personal, because they were happening to a person a felt I knew. She talked of her premature birth, childhood, family, schooling, and how she learned her trade. Knowing that make Ms. Bernstein much more real.
My only complaint about the book was that although Ms. Bernstein was very descriptive about the atrocities of others during her experience, she seemed to minimize her own ordeal. Don't get me wrong: she starved, was abused, she was nearly killed and witnessed awful things. But in the forward her daughter-in-law, who helped write the book, spoke of her being beaten so badly her leg was broken and there were other permanent deformities, but none of that appeared in the book. I don't think it is out of character for survivors of that time to minimize their experience, and perhaps that's what happened here.
The Seamstress is a well told story of a woman who lived, and survived, as a Jew in Eastern Europe during the build-up and Second World War. It and similar memoirs should be required reading for young people around the world. ( )
  glichman | Jun 14, 2013 |
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Sara Tuvel Bernsteinautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
Bronfman, Edgar M.Introduçãoautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Samuels, Marlene Bernsteinautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Thornton, Louise Lootsautor secundáriotodas as ediçõesconfirmado
McCaddon, WandaNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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Growing up, Sara (Seren) Tuvel was the smartest, most ambitious girl in her Romanian mountain village. When she won and accepted a scholarship to a Gentiles-only Gymnasium, she was forced to make a decision that would change her path forever. At thirteen, faced with a teacher's anti-Semitism, Seren walked out of her classroom and into a new existence. She became the apprentice to a seamstress, and her skill with needle and thread enabled her again and again to patch the fraying pieces of her life. As the Nazis encircled the country and bombs rained down, Seren stitched her way to survival, scraping together enough money to provide for her family. When she, her younger sister Esther, and two friends were sent to the Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany, the four girls became one another's shelter.

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