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Tale of survival as vivid as fiction but with the resonance of truthDriven 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 un. An excellent read of the long lasting impact of WWII I would definitely recommend this one

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After Long Silence

To this day I don't even know what my mother's real name isHelen 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. When a writer is born into a family the family is finished Czeslaw MiloszAnd I might add if the family isn t finished then the writer is Gary Shteyngart Little FailureThe writer Helen Fremont is not finished but I got the feeling from the book review for its seuel from which I found out about this one that her family is giving her a run for the money That is what I learned a little about from this book I think I ll read that seuel as well in hopes of wielding it against grains of unfinished familial business dormant but recurrent irritants in hopes the light will catch and kill themShe s such a good writer and shiner of lightShe and her sister were raised as Roman Catholic and that s what she thought they were It could have been a clue that they never went to confession or took Communion but only if it came to their attention They were children and that s what their family did how would they know any different They went to church but sat on the last row and left earlyThe parents were Jewish holocaust survivors from Eastern Europe who got stuck in their escape modes Apparently they socialized with other such immigrants who accepted the ruse Her parents stories had hardened onto them in the kiln of traumaWhen telling those stories the author freuently calls her parents my mother Mom or Dad as in My mother was ten at the time or in August of 1935 when my mother was still in high school or Behind her Mom heard her mother fussing with the tea on the stove Looking back I see she does sometimes calls them by their first names too but those retrojected parental titles are startling She and her sister searched for the truth and confronted the parents who absorbed it up to a point but were always saying Don t tell Aunt Zosia It was Zosia s eventual reaction that brought home to me that they could not bendI know we should love others like we love ourselves but I forget I think people are being like they are just to be annoying or mean but usually they re not They re stuck tooNote on the National Emergency LibraryRight now this book is available digitally in the National Emergency Library meaning you can take a look at it or borrow it for free the one by Fremont Loans are for two weeks and you can renew no ueuesThe Internet Archive received kudos when it turned itself into the National Emergency Library for the duration But soon it received blame too Some authors complained of piracy saying readers wouldn t purchase an e copy of their older books if they could get it free Authors can reuest that their books be removed from the National Emergency Library For me the competition is with used books I much prefer a real book to any e version Not everybody can get one though and a lot of library systems are closed Anybody anywhere can use the National Emergency Library and some authors have reuested for their books to be included

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Derstand the seductive damaging power of secretsWhat 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 secre. Daughters research their Jewish history after learning that parents hid their identity to escape the holocaust and Soviets Juxtaposes the daughters lives with the horrors of their parents lives Though the book doesn t fully explore the issue the author raises an interesting uestion about right to know parents history and to bring back to them memories they want to forget


10 thoughts on “After Long Silence

  1. says:

    “When a writer is born into a family the family is finished' Czeslaw MiloszAnd I might add if the family isn't finished then the writer is” Gary Shteyngart Little FailureThe writer Helen Fremont is not finish

  2. says:

    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 bc 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 bea

  3. says:

    At times while reading this story I wondered at any of the actual verity of facts It's not that I refused to beli

  4. says:

    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 uestions about who they were who are our parents? Things were not making sense when confronting the p

  5. says:

    A good memoir but take it with a grain of salt The subjects in the book her parents were less than willing subjects and and suffered such mental trauma that memories are sketchy at best The real problem with this book is its style This book is

  6. says:

    An excellent read of the long lasting impact of WWII I would definitely recommend this one

  7. says:

    As an adult Helen Fremont learns that her family are not Roman Catholics but actually Jews Her parents survived the holocaust and raised their

  8. says:

    Daughters research their Jewish history after learning that parents hid their identity to escape the holocaust and Soviets Juxtaposes the daughters' lives with the horrors of their parents' lives Though the book doesn't fully explore the issue the author raises an interesting uestion about right to know parents history and to bring back to th

  9. says:

    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 US Helen and Lara start to a

  10. says:

    Best of all worlds 1 A fascinating account of a dramatic time in our history2 Written in an intriguing but clear and logic

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