IT WAS EVENING, IT WAS MORNING: Scandinavia in the Aftermath of World War II

IT WAS EVENING, IT WAS MORNING: Scandinavia in the Aftermath of World War II
    Price: $20.00

    IT WAS EVENING, IT WAS MORNING: Scandinavia in the Aftermath of World War II

    by Chana Sharfstein

    Softcover, 272 pages, includes 20 pages with photographs and documents
    Devora Publishing, Urim Publications, 2012
    ISBN: 978-193-606-830-2

    After a long period of silence, the Holocaust emerged as a major force in all areas of creativity. There was an outpouring of literature, even an intermingling of fact and fiction, which dealt mainly with the Ghetto, the concentration camp experience and the destruction of European Jewry. Insufficient attention focused on "The Aftermath," the period from 1945 until 1952, when large numbers of shattered survivors were literally abandoned in Displaced Persons camps because they had nowhere to go. They had survived the turbulent Nazi era; now, adrift and forgotten, this was an additional tragedy.

    It Was Evening, It Was Morning: Scandinavia in the Aftermath of World War II explores the lives of survivors who settled in Sweden after the war and rebuilt their lives. These accounts, based on personal interviews, radiate inspiration and hope. They fill us with pride and give us strength.

    About the Author:
    Chana Sharfstein is a noted author, educator, lecturer and tour guide. Daughter of the legendary Rabbi J.I. Zuber, she was raised and educated in Stockholm, Sweden. A retired member of the Board of Education of New York City, Chana is presently a docent at the Museum of Jewish Heritage at Battery Park, as well as the Center for Jewish History in Chelsea, New York. For twenty-five years she served as president of Scandinavia Trio Tours conducting kosher tours to Scandinavia.

    Mrs. Sharfstein is the author of the children's books The Little Leaf, The Call of the Shofar and The Secret of Success. Her most recent book, a collection of stories from the community of Crown Heights, Beyond the Dollar Line, was published in 2010.

    Praise for It Was Evening, It Was Morning:
    "It Was Evening, It Was Morning is an important addition to the history of World War II. Chana Sharfstein is familiar with the history of Scandinavia since she was raised in Sweden and lived there during the war years. Her lucid style and deft prose make for interesting reading and provide true insight into this dark chapter of Jewish history. Her book should be found in every Jewish home.... Am Yisroel Chai!"
    - Rabbi Dr. I. Nathan Bamberger, Author of The Viking Jews

    "Chana is an eloquent storyteller. The people that we encounter [in her book] are portrayed so insightfully, we practically live their lives and feel their emotions...."
    - Suzannah Warlick, Bubble Soup Productions, Documentary Films