Troubled Memory

Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana Lawrence N. Powell. standing in the middle of a kkk meeting,'' Carol says. ''I had my baby in a sack next to me, and I was upset. I kept rocking him just to control myself, ...

Author: Lawrence N. Powell

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807860489

Category: History

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This powerful work tells the story of Anne Skorecki Levy, the Holocaust survivor who transformed the horrors of her childhood into a passionate mission to defeat the political menace of reputed neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. The first book to connect the prewar and wartime experiences of Jewish survivors to the lives they subsequently made for themselves in the United States, Troubled Memoryis also a dramatic testament to how the experiences of survivors as new Americans spurred their willingness to bear witness. Perhaps the only family to survive the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto as a group, the Skoreckis evaded deportation to Treblinka, by posing as Aryans and ultimately made their way to New Orleans, where they became part of a vibrant Jewish community. Lawrence Powell traces the family's dramatic odyssey and explores the events that eventually triggered Anne Skorecki Levy's brave decision to honor the suffering of the past by confronting the recurring specter of racist hatred. Breaking decades of silence, she played a direct role in the unmasking and defeat of Duke during his 1991 campaign for the governorship of Louisiana.
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Troubled Memory Second Edition

Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana Lawrence N. Powell. standing in the middle of a kkk meeting,'' Carol says. ''I had my baby in a sack next to me, and I was upset. I kept rocking him just to control myself, ...

Author: Lawrence N. Powell

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469652023

Category: History

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This powerful book tells the story of Anne Skorecki Levy, a Holocaust survivor who transformed the horrors of her childhood into a passionate mission to defeat the political menace of reputed neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. The first book to connect the prewar and wartime experiences of Jewish survivors to the lives they subsequently made for themselves in the United States, Troubled Memory is also a dramatic testament to how the experiences of survivors as new Americans spurred their willingness to bear witness. Perhaps the only family to survive the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto as a group, the Skoreckis evaded deportation to Treblinka by posing as Aryans. The family eventually made their way to New Orleans, where they became part of a vibrant Jewish community. Lawrence Powell traces their dramatic odyssey and explores the events that eventually triggered Anne Skorecki Levy's brave decision to honor the suffering of the past by confronting the recurring specter of racist hatred.
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... little more than the prisons they were designed to replace . Based on newspapers ; 31 notes . R. E. McFarland 38 : 14351 1940's 1991 Powell , Lawrence N. Troubled Memory : Anne Levy , the Holocaust , and David Duke's Louisiana .

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
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