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Documents of Love, Anguish, Resilience, and Despair found from a Unique Collections discovered 20 years ago by Alexandra Weinbaum

"Careful Old Letters" by Alexandra Weinbaum

Red Deer, Alberta Canada – WEBWIRE
Vera Jiji
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unique and Moving History 
March 10, 2016
Vera Jiji 5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and Moving History March 10, 2016 "The vivid personal account and careful historical study combine so that readers experience empathy for the people living through desperate times. "

Alexandra Weinbaum profoundly creates an implacable story on how a strong and united family surpassed the second war of the world.
“Careful Old Letters” is a family history story based on prewar documents written in Polish, German, and French Language. A total of hundred and sixty-nine letters and postcards aging inside a tattered carton box labeled “Careful Old Letters” discovered by her son when they migrated to the United States following her parents’ death.
These unique collections of letters explicitly give a vivid picture of life in Paris for Polish émigré students and shares significant historical context to situate the powerful letters in the odd times they were written. Also tells the story of the family’s internment and highlights the Jewish family’s love and anguish trying to survive the nightmares of the holocaust in desperate times and the complicated feelings of the family’s resilience and despair.
A family history story out of aged letters and postcards will time travel every reader of going back to the Second World War and will bring them in the present time full of learnings and teaches them important lessons in life.


The Author:


ALEXANDRA WEINBAUM grew up Philadelphia, received her B.A. at Smith College, and a Ph.D. in Russian History from Columbia University. Much of her career has been devoted to improving educational opportunities for underserved and low-income students in K-12 education. For 20 years, she developed and led educational initiatives at AED, now FHI360. She was the lead author of the book Teaching as Inquiry from Teachers College Press. In writing Careful Old Letters, she has returned to her love of history by telling her family’s story as revealed in the box of letters that was discovered 20 years ago.


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