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The Resource The heavens are empty : discovering the lost town of Trochenbrod, Avrom Bendavid-Val

The heavens are empty : discovering the lost town of Trochenbrod, Avrom Bendavid-Val

Label
The heavens are empty : discovering the lost town of Trochenbrod
Title
The heavens are empty
Title remainder
discovering the lost town of Trochenbrod
Statement of responsibility
Avrom Bendavid-Val
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 19th century, nearly five million Jews lives in the Pale of Settlement. Most lived in shtetls--Jewish communities connected to larger towns--images of which are ingrained in popular imagination as the shtetl Anatevka from Fiddler on the Roof. Brimming with life and tradition, family and faith, these shtetls existed in the shadow of their town's oppressive anti-Jewish laws. Not Trochenbrod. Trochenbrod was the only freestanding, fully realized Jewish town in history. It began with a few settlers searching for freedom from the Russian Czars' oppressive policies, but over the next 130 years, Trochenbrod grew from a little row of houses to a bustling marketplace. In 1942, Trochenbrod vanished. Her residents slaughtered, her homes and factories razed to the ground. Yet the Nazis could not destroy the spirit of Trochenbrod, which has lived on in stories and legends about a little piece of heaven hidden deep in the forest..."--Dust cover flap
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Bendavid-Val, Avrom
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • DS135.U42
  • DK508.95
LC item number
S638 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Sofiïvka (Volynsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Label
The heavens are empty : discovering the lost town of Trochenbrod, Avrom Bendavid-Val
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Next year in Trochenbrod / Jonathan Safran Foer -- Introduction: The back story -- The first hundred years -- Between the wars -- Dusk -- Darkness -- Epilogue: The story continues -- Witnesses remember -- Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms
Control code
1269082
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Extent
xxix, 221 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781605981130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1269082
  • (Sirsi) 1269082
  • (OCoLC)601097691
Label
The heavens are empty : discovering the lost town of Trochenbrod, Avrom Bendavid-Val
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-211)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Next year in Trochenbrod / Jonathan Safran Foer -- Introduction: The back story -- The first hundred years -- Between the wars -- Dusk -- Darkness -- Epilogue: The story continues -- Witnesses remember -- Glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms
Control code
1269082
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition
Extent
xxix, 221 pages, [24] pages of plates
Isbn
9781605981130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1269082
  • (Sirsi) 1269082
  • (OCoLC)601097691

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