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Waltzing with the Enemy: A Mother and Daughter Confront the Aftermath of the Holocaust Paperback – June 1, 2011
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From Publishers Weekly
Mitsios and her mother, Kliot, deliver a dual memoir documenting how past tragedies reverberate through the years to affect children of Holocaust survivors ... In the book's second half, Helen writes about seeking her own identity and learning of her mother's, while struggling to change her mother's fear that being Jewish would make them ''outcasts.'' These mirrored memories provide an intimate portrait, compelling and compassionate. --Publishers Weekly
Top Customer Reviews
She adores Raisa, is horrified about all she has endured, admires her strength and wants to help her come clean about being Jewish. This true story makes you realize how the Holocaust affects the children of survivors; how much suffering they also go through and how desperately they want to help their parents. As if mother/daughter relationships weren't complicated enough, this adds a whole new dimension and is a very important read. I highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book over three periods of time and could not put it down each time although I had to go to sleep. Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by Alexandra
I am Israeli and the holocaust is something that we learn about from a very early age.
I read a lot of books about the holocaust and heard a lot of stories. Read more
This memoir was voted the most favorite book by our book club. There are so many important themes raised here that the mother-daughter dynamic becomes almost secondary. Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by cyn. zarco
I have read many books about the Holocaust, but this memoir presents a unique opportunity to delve into the painful phenomena of inter-generational grief. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by H. Settembrini
I was given an advanced reading copy to review and sat down to read. This was not one of these books that you simply read through in one sitting. Read morePublished on July 3, 2011 by Maria Gagliano
In this important statement about the Holocaust & its aftermath the reader gets a unique and artfully rendered picture of a tragedy beyond comprehension and how it reverberates... Read morePublished on June 12, 2011 by doverBoy
This book is a dual memoir written by a mother, Raisa Kliot, and her daughter, Helen Mitsios. Read more