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Date of issue: March 1st 2012
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The author of the book: Ellen Cassedy
Language: English
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Edition: University of Nebraska Press

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Winner of the 2013 National Book Prize from Grub Street, the 2013 Towson Prize for Literature, the 2012 Silver Medal for History awarded by the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, and the 2013 Prakhin International Literary Foundation Award.

Ellen Cassedy's longing to recover the Yiddish she'd lost with her mother's death eventually led her to Lithuania, once the "Jerusalem of the North." As she prepared for her journey, her uncle, sixty years after he'd left Lithuania in a boxcar, made a shocking disclosure about his wartime experience, and an elderly man from her ancestral town made an unsettling request. Gradually, what had begun as a personal journey broadened into a larger exploration of how the people of this country, Jews and non-Jews alike, are confronting their past in order to move forward into the future. How does a nation--how do successor generations, moral beings--overcome a bloody past? How do we judge the bystanders, collaborators, perpetrators, rescuers, and ourselves? These are the questions Cassedy confronts in We Are Here, one woman's exploration of Lithuania's Jewish history combined with a personal exploration of her own family's place in it.

Digging through archives with the help of a local whose motives are puzzling to her; interviewing natives, including an old man who wants to "speak to a Jew" before he dies; discovering the complications encountered by a country that endured both Nazi and Soviet occupation--Cassedy finds that it's not just the facts of history that matter, but what we choose to do with them.

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Ebook We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust read Online! Ellen Cassedy is the author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust, the winner of the 2013 National Book Prize from Grub Street, the 2013 Towson Prize for Literature, the 2012 Silver Medal for History awarded by the ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, and the 2013 Prakhin International Literary Foundation Award.

For the past ten years, Ellen has explored the land of her Jewish family past and how Lithuania is encountering the Holocaust. She is a frequent speaker about Jewish and Lithuanian issues.

Ellen is a former columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and the author of two books for working women. Her articles have appeared in Hadassah, The Jewish Daily Forward, the Huffington Post, Haaretz, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Lilith, Bridges, Utne Reader, Polin, and Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies.

She lives near Washington, D.C.


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