Named a New York Times Notable Book Winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Winner of the Anne Frank Prize These shattering stories. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories has ratings and 28 reviews. Paul said: These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bell. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories (Jewish Lives) [Ida Fink, Francine Prose, Madeline G. Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Named.

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Jan 25, Terri Lynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

I didn’t want to read any more Holocaust books. These were real people. The stories have a sort of progression through the book. The author is incredibly talented storyteller, the reading is so easy and quick but the effect is proportionally opposite. As the other girls worry and timd, one girl sprawls in the grass reading a book and paying no attention to anyone else.

In a minute or so, the father reappears from the bathroom. The stories offered a full range of emotions – all sobering but pierced by hope, anger, fear, resolve A Scrap of Time and Other Stories[1] written by Ida Finkis a collection of fictional short stories relating various characters to the Jewish experience of the Holocaust. I love short stories, but to read what people had to go through. The stories present such a variety of situations and particularities that oda book really breaks through the generalities that so often get told about the Holocaust to the individual experience.


They finish dinner, it’s late, 10 at night, but before the boy goes to bed he has to play the Key Game.

Of course, I expected that, but oh! Jun 11, Alana Cash rated it it was amazing.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. That’s all she has to do. Twenty-three scraps of time, and lives-containing-death, taking place at the beginning and in the aftermath of the Holocaust in Poland. Each individual story represents a specific moment.

A cartful of children, looking like “”little grey mice,”” will not identify their parents, and perish. Want to Read saving…. The Aufseherin finally asks: The last story is in the form of a dialogue, in which witnesses to a mass murder, recalling the day, swing wildly from the meaningless minutiae of investigators to the essence of terror and horror.

The stories in this volume are all that and more. They are not long stories and were finely written and unusual. I would give this book a “10” if Amazon ratings went that high. Her real name is Klara, she is Jewish.

One instantly dwelves in the brevity of these moments, never feeling lost. Mar 26, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Shelves: She wanted to preserve the privacy of these individuals.

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Ann was lucky enough to not look too Jewish. Feb 03, bookczuk rated it really liked it Shelves: It was, perhaps, the burden of isolation that led to sctap extermination: Moments captured and revealed I discovered this beautiful novel through a Holocaust online class I took through coursera. Five stars, nothing else.


Her stories revolve around the terrible choices that the Jews had to make during the Nazi era and idda hardships of Sceap survivors after the war. But awareness is everything. Please provide an email address. A child is trained to identify his father as “”dead,”” which, in a sense, he already is. This is not because they give me pleasure, but because the Holocaust encompasses the full range of human experience and behaviour from the worst to the best.

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It is so well described that one becomes one more spectator in the story. Paperbackpages.

The mother calls out These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bells tolling us all to hell. But when the TV series ‘Holocaust’ was aired, he told my younger sister a few things including this: