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Author Eilati, Shalom, 1933-
Title La-ḥatsot et ha-nahar. English
Crossing the river / Shalom Eilati ; translated from Hebrew by Vern Lenz.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2008]

Author Eilati, Shalom, 1933-
Subject Eilati, Shalom, 1933-
Jews -- Lithuania -- Kaunas -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Lithuania -- Kaunas -- Personal narratives.
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Lithuania -- Kaunas -- Biography.
Kaunas (Lithuania) -- Biography.
Alt Name Lenz, Vern.
Yad ṿa-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Shoʼah ṿela-gevurah.
Description 1 online resource (x, 293 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Note "Published in cooperation with Yad Vashem, Jerusalem."
"Originally published in Hebrew as La-ḥatsot et ha-nahar by Carmel/Yad Vashem, 1999"--Title page verso.
Contents How it began -- Summer -- Autumn -- Winter -- The quiet season/childhood in the ghetto -- Another Fall and Winter -- Spring -- Escape -- On green hill -- In the village -- Liberation -- A new year -- Second year/seven journeys.
Summary Crossing the River is a personal memoir-and more. Against the backdrop of Lithuania's occupation-first by the Red Army, next by the Germans, and then again by the Russians-it is a story reflected through the prism of a sharp-eyed young child, Shalom Eilati. His story starts in the occupied Kovno Ghetto and ends with his flight across the Soviet border, through Poland and Germany and finally, his arrival in Palestine. The adult survivor, while recalling the terrorized child that he was and how he then perceived the adult world, also takes stock of his present life. Th.
ISBN 9780817386825 (electronic bk.)
0817386823 (electronic bk.)
9780817316310 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0817316310 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 823730039
Additional Format Print version: Eilati, Shalom, 1933- La-ḥatsot et ha-nahar. English. Crossing the river. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2008018605

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