Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivors Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry

Saving What Remains

Livia wades through unbelievable layers of bureaucracy and witnesses myriad miracles in her quest to unearth her grandparents' remains. I was saddened by the anti-Semitic sentiment that still existed in Eastern Europe, even several decades after the end of The War. I'm anxio The moving story of a Holocaust Auschwitz survivor who leaves Jerusalem to return to her homeland and reclaim the bones of her grandparents. I'm anxious to read her other books, especially those written about her experiences at Auschwitz. Feb 01, Marlene rated it liked it.

I was drawn to this book because of the universal, I think, desire to know more about the families that we come from. The author, her mother and her brother are the only survivors of the Holacaust. Her mother learned that her parents graves in Czechoslovakia were going to be flooded by a dam project and asked that she return to now communist Czechoslovakia and collect the bodies and take them to Israel for reburial. The story was interesting and a life changing experience for those involved. Nov 13, Kelsey Haywood rated it liked it. Nov 08, Mom Taxi Julie rated it liked it.

Not quite what I would normally read but saw it on the library's new section so thought I'd check it out.

My grandfather's parents came from Checkoslovakia so it was interesting learing a bit about the area. Aug 16, Angela rated it liked it. A moving account of the authors return home after the holocaust. Mar 12, Ruth rated it really liked it. A fascinating story of a woman who is able to find closure after the trauma of the Holocaust. A fascinating journey physically and emotionally. Mar 27, Karen Hood rated it liked it.

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Tedious and drawn out far longer than needed, although still a short book. Chelsea rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Haley rated it liked it Dec 09, Krissy Larosa rated it really liked it Jun 30, Laura rated it really liked it Sep 01, Debby rated it really liked it Aug 05, Botts rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Sherry-Ann Hussain rated it it was ok Apr 14, Kathleen Roy rated it really liked it Jan 24, Susan rated it really liked it Nov 18, Suzanne Marble rated it really liked it Jan 15, Stephanie Quintana rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Christy rated it really liked it Jun 05, Haley rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Susan rated it it was amazing Mar 28, Stephanie rated it really liked it May 19, Wintergal rated it liked it Mar 19, Jane rated it really liked it Jul 25, Jan 12, Monta rated it it was amazing.

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Still reading it and really enjoying it. Written in a fun way. This is one I'm reading to my mom. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Livia Bitton-Jackson is an author and a Holocaust survivor. She was 13 years old when she, her mother, father, aunt and brother Bubi, were taken to Ghetto Nagymagyar. Eventually, they were transported to Auschwitz, the largest German concentration camp, where her brother and aunt were separated from Livia and her mother.

Her aunt perished but her brother survived. She, her mother and brother were Livia Bitton-Jackson is an author and a Holocaust survivor. She, her mother and brother were liberated in Bitton-Jackson came to the U.

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She then studied at New York University, from which she received a Ph. Other books in the series. Elli Friedmann 5 books. Books by Livia E. A powerful holocaust memoir that will leave you breathless and heartbroken, yet, inspired and hopeful! How could a young child survive all this? The Night I Danced with Rommel: Unbroken Bonds - Hilde's Story. I Have Lived a Thousand Years: The car speeds along the coastal road. Lyons Press; First edition August 4, Language: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers.

Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Readers are treated to a compelling story as Bitton-Jackon's and her husband maneuver through the byzantine, legalistic and corrupt Czechoslovakian bureaucracy to obtain approval to exhume and ship the remains. There is not a Chevra Kadisha, a Jewish burial society, nearby, so the author and her husband must exhume the remains themselves. This scene is written with pathos and strain.

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Eventually, the remains are re-interred in Jerusalem. Bitton-Jackson, a teen during the holocaust, is definitely a product of two worlds. One person found this helpful. Saving What Remains is an engrossing read and I recommend it highly, especially for younger readers who have no direct memories of post-WWII eastern Europe and the middle east Czechoslovakia, Hungry, the founding of Israel.

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One will discover the lives behind the history, on a personal level that makes it live. Livia Britton-Jackson's quest to save her grandparents remains before a new dam inundates them is emotionally taunt throughout. The danger of arrest and imprisonment she ran in returning to Czechoslovakia, the infamous bureaucratic red tape of the Communist bloc countries, the emotional turmoil of exhuming the remains, all of it, gripped me and I ended up reading it two long sessions. Considering the current war between Hamas and Israel, the renewed, rising tide of virulent, sick, anti-Semitism and Holocaust deniers, the West NEEDS to be reminded just how ugly, hateful, perverted and flat-out dangerous such ideologies are.

I strongly suggest the reading of all three of her personal memoirs as a good beginning. Add in Britton-Jackson three books to complete your education. This book, like all of Livia Bitton-Jackson books I've read, is excellent. While true holocaust stories are always depressing, they're also such a big part of history and she really makes it come to life. The good and the bad. Something we should never, never forget.

It's a history lesson and at the same time a good book you can't put down.

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For anyone who wants to read a true story, well written and with vivid detail, I highly recommend this book! A reminder of the terrible horror that many lived through during WWII.

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Another book that was hard to stop reading. I've read many accounts of surviving the Holocaust. I always prepare myself to be so saddened yet uplifted by many of survivors will to live. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. As much as I liked parts of this book, it wasn't what I thought it would be.

So much of it seemed to be an explanation of Communism through the country that she was traveling through. I do however, like the style of writing that Livia Bitton-Jackson has.

Saving What Remains: A Holocaust Survivor's Journey Home to Reclaim Her Ancestry

I had read the first of a trilogy I Lived A Thousand Years written by Livia Bitton-Jackson and was moved by this teenagers faith, love and determination as she lived and survived the Holocaust. I read 'Bridges of Hope' and 'Hello America' which followed her life as she left her homeland and started her life in America. The book, 'Saving what Remains', was written years later when Bitton-Jackson's aged mother requests for the return of the remains of her parents to their Isreali homeland. See all 9 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. A Rochester Top Contributor: Published 1 hour ago.

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