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Title:
The family : three journeys into the heart of the twentieth century
Author:
Laskin, David, 1953- , author.
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2013.

©2013
Physical Description:
xi, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
Traces the history of the 20th century through the story of an extraordinary Jewish family, recounting how the author's 19th-century ancestors were separated by period upheavals in western Russia and went on to become the founders of the Maidenform Bra Company, pioneers in the contentious birth of Israel, and victims of the Holocaust.
Language:
English
Contents:
Volozhin -- The move to Rakov -- The making of a revolutionary -- The boys -- Lower East Side -- The birth of a business -- Socialist in a black satin dress -- First World War -- Pioneers -- The Depression -- "We will be glad to take you back" -- In love in the land -- Return to Rakov -- "The world of tomorrow" -- Second World War -- Under the big ones -- "They snatch whole streets" -- "Aktion" -- Vilna Ghetto -- Yom Kippur, 1941 -- Wonder girl -- Breakdowns -- Despairing people -- Klooga -- Postwar.
ISBN:
9780670025473
Format :
Book

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