[[ BOOKS ]] ✭ After Long Silence Author Helen Fremont – Writerscompany.co.uk

After Long Silence To This Day, I Don T Even Know What My Mother S Real Name Is Helen Fremont Was Raised As A Roman Catholic It Wasn T Until She Was An Adult, Practicing Law In Boston, That She Discovered Her Parents Were Jewish Holocaust Survivors Living Invented Lives Not Even Their Names Were Their Own In This Powerful Memoir, Helen Fremont Delves Into The Secrets That Held Her Family In A Bond Of Silence For Than Four Decades, Recounting With Heartbreaking Clarity A Remarkable Tale Of Survival, As Vivid As Fiction But With The Resonance Of Truth.Driven To Uncover Their Roots, Fremont And Her Sister Pieced Together An Astonishing Story Of Siberian Gulags And Italian Royalty, Of Concentration Camps And Buried Lives After Long Silence Is About The Devastating Price Of Hiding The Truth About Families About The Steps We Take, Foolish Or Wise, To Protect Ourselves And Our Loved Ones No One Who Reads This Book Can Be Unmoved, Or Fail To Understand The Seductive, Damaging Power Of Secrets.What Fremont And Her Sister Discover Is An Astonishing Story One Of Siberian Gulags And Italian Royalty, Of Concentration Camps And Buried Lives AFTER LONG SILENCE Is About The Devastating Price Of Hiding The Truth About Families About The Steps We Take, Foolish Or Wise, To Protect Ourselves And Our Loved Ones No One Who Reads This Book Can Be Unmoved, Or Fail To Understand The Seductive, Damaging Power Of Secrets. Helen and her sister Lara had always known there were things their parents wouldn t discuss about their past Their parents barely escaped WWII Europe with their lives their mother from Poland, and their father from grueling years in a Siberian gulag Years later, raised as Polish Catholics in the U.S., Helen and Lara start to askquestions about their parents experiences in Europe during the war The parents cheerful but persistent subject changing makes the girls wonder what is being Helen and her sister Lara had always known there were things their parents wouldn t discuss about their past Their parents barely escaped WWII Europe with their lives their mother from Poland, and their father from grueling years in a Siberian gulag Years later, raised as Polish Catholics in the U.S., Helen and Lara start to askquestions about their parents experiences in Europe during the war The parents cheerful but persistent subject changing makes the girls wonder what is being concealed, and they start to search and ask questions of other people who knew their parents during the war Soon they begin to realize that their parents actually were Jews, disguised as Catholics in order to save their lives Yet, unlike other similar stories, the Buchmans clung to their frail religious facade as though Hitler were still alive and could yet order their extermination The process This may be the first memoir I ve ever made it through because I m NOT a fan of nonfiction If life were so interesting, why would we need to make stuff up I read this book b c Helen Fremont is a friend of a friend and was a guest writer giving a reading at the community college where I taught at the time This book is a beautifully told story paralelling Fremont s discovery that her family was covering up their Jewish identity after the Holocaust, which prompts her to come out of the closet This may be the first memoir I ve ever made it through because I m NOT a fan of nonfiction If life were so interesting, why would we need to make stuff up I read this book b c Helen Fremont is a friend of a friend and was a guest writer giving a reading at the community college where I taught at the time This book is a beautifully told story paralelling Fremont s discovery that her family was covering up their Jewish identity after the Holocaust, which prompts her to come out of the closet to them the dynamics of honesty, secrecy, family, etc., are very powerful Fremont sacrificed a lot to tell this story Think about it if your family were hiding a secret for decades and you wrote a memoir about, that would take guts, wouldn t it Fremont is an excellent writer and a terrific person When she s not teaching at the Harvard summer writers institute, she s a public defender not a glamourous life Maybe it s not what everyone expects in their Goodreads reviews, but I t At times while reading this story, I wondered at any of the actual verity of facts It s not that I refused to believe this woman lawyer Or that I mistrust that she did not believe and desire to tell the entire truth It is just that I think the people who told it to her all had such emotional mental disability of after effect cognition that each and every detail needs to be taken with a grain of salt as to any context accuracy Even within the era and placements of these events that Helen Fr At times while reading this story, I wondered at any of the actual verity of facts It s not that I refused to believe this woman lawyer Or that I mistrust that she did not believe and desire to tell the entire Helen and Lara Fremont were raised as Roman Catholics really Their mom and dad lived in Poland during WW11 and came to America shortly after the war Simple story COMPLICATED During their childhood days the sisters started to have questions about who they were who are our parents Things were not making sense when confronting the parents about their past Helen was de

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