Cover image for To wear the dust of war : from Bialystok to Shanghai to the Promised Land : an oral history
Title:
To wear the dust of war : from Bialystok to Shanghai to the Promised Land : an oral history
Author:
Iwry, Samuel.
Personal Author:
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
xxvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
On the eve of World War I, ten-year-old Samuel Iwry and his family joined other Jewish refugees in fleeing Poland for Russia. At age twenty-nine, Iwry was forced to flee again - this time from the Soviets - and ended up in Shanghai, joining 20,000 Jewish refugees already there. The story of the diaspora caused by the Holocaust is well-known, but the Far Eastern dimension has come to light only very recently. Iwry's story unfolds in his own compelling words, conveying the harrowing details of flight and survival in vivid detail; L.J.H. Kelly succeeds in placing Iwry's experiences into much wider historical context. This oral history sheds light on Jewish life in eastern Europe during the interwar period, the search for a safe haven from Nazis and Soviets, daily life in the Shanghai ghetto, and emigration to America. Iwry's story is representative of the Jewish experience but also completely unique. -- from back cover.
Language:
English
Contents:
Foreword : Samuel Iwry, my father / Foreword : Samuel Iwry, scholar / Three worlds, three lives -- Into the dark tunnel -- Japanese diplomat in Lithuania -- Across Russia to Japan -- Shanghai ghetto -- 20,000 refugees, two visas -- Coming to America -- master and the scrolls -- Teacher, scholar, grandfather -- Epilogue : Nina Rochman Iwry
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781403965752

9781403965769
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
DS135.P63 I895 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order