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Crooked Mirror Free download É 5 Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Louise Steinman review Crooked Mirror Centuries Louise Steinman sets out to examine the burgeoning Polish Jewish reconciliation movement through the lens of her own family's history joining the ranks of Jews of Polish descent who are confronting both Poland's heroism and occupation afflicted atrocities and who are seeking to reconnect with their families' Polish roots. XXX I received this book as a give away from the publisher Thank you Louise Steinman wrote this memoir of Polish Jewish Reconciliation from her own struggle as the descendant of a participant in the atrocities lived through in Poland before and during the Second World War On the face of it this seems simple In reality doing a successful reconciliation is anything but simple and Louise Steinman outlines the proper steps to make this horrendous mend in the fabric of Polish life as seamlessly as possible We southerners and those of us in the melting pots of America all the rival feuds instilled over the years from misunderstandings or misinformation or just basic life vision be it accurate or read through a crooked mirror need to approach our differences in the way outlined in this insightful record of a true melding of hearts and understanding It is possible to apologize and explain to mourn and live again as neighbors and friends I find that very encouraging to know and am grateful for the insights I was able to take away from this memoir Thank you Ms Steinman

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Crooked Mirror Free download É 5 Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Louise Steinman review Crooked Mirror O their ancestral home In fact many Jews continue to think of Poland as a bastion of anti Semitism since nearly the entire population of Polish Jewry was killed in the Holocaust The reality is complex although German occupied Poland was the site of great persecution towards Jews it was also the epicenter of European Jewish life for. This book has revealed a lot to me My Paternal family is all Polish both of my Dad s parents and grand parents being 100% It s true that although I have heard a few stories about them and their struggles growing up and being successful in America after immigrating here I ve never heard a single story about Poland or any family history before America It s been as if the family didn t start until they moved here I can t say for certain that this is because of the shameguilt associated with Poland that s described in this memoir but it did make me wonder My family is all Catholic so far as I know and primarily soft spoken and introverted As I was reading about Ms Steinman s experiences I sort of linked that up with the devastating existence she describes here I imagine years of living in those times changed everyone not just the Jewish populationFor anyone reading that might not have Polish or Jewish ties the book is well worth the read It s put together beautifully and written in a very relatable understandable style I felt as though a family friend were telling me a historical and deeply emotional story I m very grateful to Beacon Press for affording me the chance to experience it through a Goodreads giveaway

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Crooked Mirror Free download É 5 Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Louise Steinman review Crooked Mirror A lyrical literary memoir that explores the exhilarating discomforting and ultimately healing process of Polish Jewish reconciliation taking place in Poland today Although an estimated 80 percent of American Jews are of Polish descent many in the postwar generation and those born later know little about their families' connection t. In graceful and heartfelt prose Louise Steinman captures a horrific topic the results and residue of the Holocaust in Poland Thanks to my reader friend with whom I formed the World s Smallest Reading Group just the two of us I learned about and read The Crooked MirrorLouise Steinman daughter of Polish Jewish immigrants had lived all her life without learning a thing about her family s past Her mother could not even say the word Poland and Louise was only told that the country allowed almost all of Poland s Jews to be exterminated and possibly was even complicit in the genocideI immediately sympathized with her dilemma One of the reasons I decided to write my own autobiography was because my parents rarely talked about their ancestors nor as it turned out did they know much about them All my ancestors were German immigrants who came to the United States in the mid to late 1800s Two world wars with Germany as America s enemy had effectively silenced my grandparents about their origins In their efforts to assimilate and blend in neither their native language nor tales of the families pasts survivedBy the time Louise Steinman began her uest and odyssey into the past she was a practicing American Jew in Los Angeles whose rabbi was also a Zen Buddhist Only in LA right The purpose of her first trip to Poland by invitation of the rabbi was to attend an International Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz Birkenau This experience led her to Radomsko her grandparent s Polish hometown and ultimately to a complete understanding of the complexity of Polish Jewish relationsHaving read John Hersey s The Wall and Leon Uris s Mila 18 both are fictional accounts of the Warsaw Ghetto as well as The Patagonian Hare the memoir of Claude Lanzmann creator of the Holocaust movie Shoa which I watched I was fairly well prepared historically to appreciate the emotional prejudices Steinman had to confront None of this reading prepared me at all for the reading group discussion of The Crooked MirrorMy friend brought another friend to the meeting Both of them are Jews of Polish descent My friend has been to Poland twice and her friend at least four times including visits to the hometowns of their forebears The book meant to them than I could have imaginedMy ancestors were Lutheran and emigrated for economic reasons These women s ancestors were obliterated almost without a trace Our discussion ranged far and wide leaving me with many of my preconceived notions rearrangedTo all of these women goes my admiration for their courage in facing the past and their willingness to help heal a countrywide breach caused by the evils of both the Nazis and post WWII Communism Though the history of the persecution towards the Jewish people dates much further back than 1939 there was a time when Jews and Catholics in Poland lived shoulder to shoulder in tolerance and cooperationSteinman s memoir follows her progression from tentative inuiry through increased involvement and finally to enough healing to allow hope To this day hardly any Jews live in the entire country of Poland but efforts by both Jews and present day Polish Catholics have brought to light what really happened In older times a Polish Catholic painted the zodiac on the ceiling of Radomsko s Great Synagogue and a Polish Jewish tinsmith designed the spires of the town s cathedral


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    Pdf Free Crooked Mirror BY Louise Steinman Louise Steinman ä 5 Read & Download 35 I love books in which before I even finish reading the introduction I have already learned something I did not know I had never heard of the Kielce Pogrom that took place in 1946 which convinced those that survived the camps to flee PolandThe author sets out to attend an international Witness retreat at Auschwitz and this start

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    Pdf Free Crooked Mirror BY Louise Steinman Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Louise Steinman Louise Steinman ä 5 Read & Download Louise writes about the Poland that exists in American Jewish consciousness and connects this perception to the Poland of today As a Jewish woman growing up in California and the daughter or Polish Jewish immigrants who arrived in the US before the war she had always been taught that Poland is a land of anti Semites and collaborators “Bitterness calcified and in my home and among my generation of comfortab

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    Louise Steinman ä 5 Read & Download Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Louise Steinman review Crooked Mirror This book has revealed a lot to me My Paternal family is all Polish both of my Dad's parents and grand parents being 100% It's true that although I have heard a few stories about them and their struggles growing up and being successful in America after immigrating here I've never heard a single story about Poland or any family history before America It's been as if the family didn't start until they moved here I can't s

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    review Crooked Mirror Pdf Free Crooked Mirror BY Louise Steinman First I must note that Louise Steinman has been a dear friend for many years While this has probably colored my opinion of this book what she has written is heartfelt thoroughly researched and beautifully written Without my having much prior knowledge of the plight of Polish Jews this book brought to mind so many incidents of how people are t

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    Pdf Free Crooked Mirror BY Louise Steinman This book by an American Jew who visited Poland to visit the homes of her ancestors discusses her travels through Poland and Ukraine as well as some of the people she met thereThe first half of the book discussin

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    Pdf Free Crooked Mirror BY Louise Steinman XXX I received this book as a give away from the publisher Thank you Louise Steinman wrote this memoir of Polish Jewish Reconciliation from her own struggle as the descendant of a participant in the atrocities lived through in Poland before and during the Second World War On the face of it this seems simple In reality doing a successful reco

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    Louise Steinman ä 5 Read & Download Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Louise Steinman Pdf Free Crooked Mirror BY Louise Steinman Read my full review opinion Let me preface my review in saying that I love uniue reads Ms Steinman has delivered this While I think this book was part memoir I feel that it could also be considered a historycurrent events bookWhile the story was fascinating I felt that the writing was disconnected It almost had the feeling of someo

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    review Crooked Mirror Free download Ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä Louise Steinman Louise Steinman ä 5 Read & Download Disclosure I won a copy of this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway I wasn't reuired to review the book but prefer to do soBeautiful book by a woman who decided that her family's past wasn't past Louise Steinman overcame her family's hatred of Poland by finding out what modern Poles thought about the Holocaust in which most of Steinman's ancestors died With the help of dozens of family members fellow travele

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