The Resource The survivors : a story of war, inheritance, and healing, Adam P. Frankel

The survivors : a story of war, inheritance, and healing, Adam P. Frankel

Label
The survivors : a story of war, inheritance, and healing
Title
The survivors
Title remainder
a story of war, inheritance, and healing
Statement of responsibility
Adam P. Frankel
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A memoir of family, the Holocaust, trauma, and identity, in which Adam Frankel, a former Obama speechwriter, must come to terms with the legacy of his family's painful past and discover who he is in the wake of a life-changing revelation about his own origins. Adam Frankel's maternal grandparents survived the Holocaust and built new lives, with new names, in Connecticut. Though they tried to leave the horrors of their past behind, the pain they suffered crossed generational lines--a fact most apparent in the mental health of Adam's mother. When Adam sat down with her to examine their family history in detail, he learned another shocking secret, this time one that unraveled Adam's entire understanding of who he is. In the midst of piecing together a story of inherited familial trauma, Adam discovered he was only half of who he thought he was, knowledge that raised essential questions of identity. Who was he, if not his father's son? If not part of a rich heritage of writers and public servants? Does it matter? What defines a family's bonds? What will he pass on to his own children? To rewrite his story in truth and to build a life for his own young family, Adam had to navigate his pain to find answers and a way forward. Throughout this journey into the past, his family's psyche, and his own understanding of identity, Adam comes to realize that while the nature of our families' traumas may vary, each of us is faced with the same choice. We can turn away from what we've inherited--or, we can confront it, in the hopes of moving on and stopping that trauma from inflicting pain on future generations. The stories Adam shares with us in The Survivors are about the ways the past can haunt our future, the resilience that can be found on the other side of trauma, and the good that can come from things that are unspeakably bad"--
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Book jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frankel, Adam P
Dewey number
940.53/180922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D804.195
LC item number
.F73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frankel, Adam P
  • Frankel, Adam P.
  • Holocaust survivors' families
  • Psychic trauma
  • Children of mentally ill mothers
  • Paternity
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Mental healing
Label
The survivors : a story of war, inheritance, and healing, Adam P. Frankel
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I: War. The jewel ; Michalishek ; The watch doctor ; War! ; The saints and the pure ; The synagogue prison ; Planet of death ; Bubbie ; Ringeltaube ; The watchmakers' brigade ; The bicycle ; Abraham and Lea Perecman -- Part II: Inheritance. The survivors of New Haven ; The trauma gene ; The bird in the purgatorial flame ; All she has ; Polestar ; Three generations of Frankels ; The monarch and the footservant ; Genealogical bewilderment -- Part III: healing. Hope ; Who am I? ; The gamblers ; The Perecman way -- A pattern of instability ; Secret baby ; The phases of forgiveness ; Reborn -- Epilogue -- Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780062258588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083708699
  • 1008458
  • (OCoLC)on1083708699
  • 1008458
Label
The survivors : a story of war, inheritance, and healing, Adam P. Frankel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I: War. The jewel ; Michalishek ; The watch doctor ; War! ; The saints and the pure ; The synagogue prison ; Planet of death ; Bubbie ; Ringeltaube ; The watchmakers' brigade ; The bicycle ; Abraham and Lea Perecman -- Part II: Inheritance. The survivors of New Haven ; The trauma gene ; The bird in the purgatorial flame ; All she has ; Polestar ; Three generations of Frankels ; The monarch and the footservant ; Genealogical bewilderment -- Part III: healing. Hope ; Who am I? ; The gamblers ; The Perecman way -- A pattern of instability ; Secret baby ; The phases of forgiveness ; Reborn -- Epilogue -- Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 271 pages
Isbn
9780062258588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1083708699
  • 1008458
  • (OCoLC)on1083708699
  • 1008458

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