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The Watchmaker's Daughter

[a Memoir]
Taitz, Sonia (Book - 2012 )
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The Watchmaker's Daughter tells the story of a child of two refugees: a watchmaker who saved lives within Dachau prison, and his wife, a gifted concert pianist about to make her debut when the Nazis seized power. In this memoir, Sonia Taitz is born into a world in which the Holocaust is discussed constantly by her insular concentration camp-surviving parents. This legacy, combined with Sonia's passion and intelligence, leads the author to forge an adventurous life in which she seeks to heal both her parents and herself through travel, achievement, and a daring love affair. Ironically, it is her marriage to a non-Jew that brings her parents the peace and fulfillment they would never have imagined possible. Sonia manages to combine her own independence with a tender dutifulness, honoring her parents' legacy while forging a new family of her own.
Authors: Taitz, Sonia
Title: The watchmaker's daughter
[a memoir]
Publisher: New York, NY : McWitty Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary: The Watchmaker's Daughter tells the story of a child of two refugees: a watchmaker who saved lives within Dachau prison, and his wife, a gifted concert pianist about to make her debut when the Nazis seized power. In this memoir, Sonia Taitz is born into a world in which the Holocaust is discussed constantly by her insular concentration camp-surviving parents. This legacy, combined with Sonia's passion and intelligence, leads the author to forge an adventurous life in which she seeks to heal both her parents and herself through travel, achievement, and a daring love affair. Ironically, it is her marriage to a non-Jew that brings her parents the peace and fulfillment they would never have imagined possible. Sonia manages to combine her own independence with a tender dutifulness, honoring her parents' legacy while forging a new family of her own.
ISBN: 097556188X
9780975561881
Branch Call Number: B Taitz T
Statement of Responsibility: Sonia Taitz
Subject Headings: Taitz, Sonia Authors, American Biography Children of Holocaust survivors Jewish authors Biography
Topical Term: Authors, American
Children of Holocaust survivors
Jewish authors
LCCN: 2012947484
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June 13th. This illustrated lecture depicts the author's life as the American child of Yiddish-speaking, Orthodox, European concentration camp survivors. She tracks her ambitious quest to rescue her parents from enduring trauma – and in the process, heal herself. From her law degree at Yale to h... Read More »


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