In contrast to other Holocaust memoirs that describe what it took to survive the concentration camps, Dry Tears is the story of a Jewish young. DRY TEARS: THE STORY OF A LOST CHILDHOODMemoir by Nechama Tec, Source for information on Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood. Nechama Tec was eight years old when the Germans and Russians invaded Poland in Her father, Roman Bawnik, had owned a chemical factory and had.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book by Mechama Tec is a gorgeous story and that is overlooked at some points. I read the second paperback edition, gec has an epilogue written by the author years after writing the first edition.

Native Claims Saliha Belmessous. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In many ways this book is a wonderful study to compare and contrast with Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. Refresh and try again. Nov 24, Kirsten rated it really liked it. Overall, however, I found this work enlightening and fascinating as well as informative.

Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood

The poor Homar family accepts Tec’s family to ensure their own necnama during a time of deep rations and deprivation. The Lost Wave Molly Tambor. Diary of a Young Girl.


Of course, her learning cannot take place in a traditional school since the Nazis have closed them to Jews.

Book Review of Holocaust Memoir Dry Tears by Nechama Tec | Heather on History

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Feb 06, Lizzie rated it liked it Shelves: It really is good. Perhaps i will read them even after the semester is over. Suppressing emotion allowed her to survive. I muddled through a few more chapters, desperately hoping the book would get better, but t I liked the first chapter or so, but I just couldn’t get into it.

Unabashed by my presence, they would talk disparagingly about Jews, and even scold me half jokingly: Jan 17, SouthWestZippy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another survival story of the Holocaust. A story that needed and deserved to be told.

Book summary & Review – Dry Tears: Story of A Lost Childhood

At and during the time period it was hard to smile but there’s evidence that the main character does. Jun 12, Caroline rated it really liked it. But it’s presentation is badly done. Necgama read them, the gossip, the singing, the new friends, both tentative and quickly made. The story had potential, However I cant get past it’s exterior.

I NEED to read and take a break and even if the moment lasts only a few seconds. Tec describes the disappearances of friends ttears relatives through Aktions, the beatings and murders on the streets, and the goal for the Germans of making Lublin “Judenfrei” free of Jews.


May 27, Paula rated it really liked it. This book is unique celebration of the best human qualities that surface under the worst conditions. Your Mom tells you that she ate an apple from a tree in the yard and offers you one but you don’t want it. Typically, I would not read a non-fiction book because I don’t find them to be as interesting; but since we were required i chose a book that atleast has an interesting topic: This well-written memoir is a lovingly written tribute to Tec’s parents, especially her father, who had the foresight, connections and appearance to arrange for the author’s family to spend the duration of World War II passing as Polish Christians.

This is the true story of Nechama Tec, whose family found refuge with Polish Christians during the Holocaust. It included an epilogue by the author. Compared to the rest of the book, this section is quite sketchy and unsatisfying.

This dryy, is one of the few that are very similar to the autobiography of Anne Frank: Oct 12, Leyni rated it really liked it.