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Author Gold, Betty, 1930-2014 author.

Title Beyond Trochenbrod : The Betty Gold Story / Betty Gold.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Kent State University Press, 2014.


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Summary Few are familiar with one of the Holocaust's most monstrous acts, the systematic murder of about 5,000 Jewish residents in a Nazioccupied Polish town, Trochenbrod, on August 11, 1942. Of the 33 who escaped death, only one person remains to describe these events--Betty Gold. Twelve-year-old Betty and her family hid inside a secret wall built by her father and, when it seemed safe, crept toward the forest, which became their home. In part one of Beyond Trochenbrod, Gold provides a brief history of Trochenbrod, the only all-Jewish town to exist outside of biblical Israel, and describes a series of cherished childhood experiences before the arrival of Soviet and, later, Nazi occupiers. Part two centers on the family's struggles against hunger, pain, despair, and the constant fear of being discovered while living in the forest. How the family survived against these and other threats is nothing short of miraculous. Their unlikely rescue, stay at a displaced persons camp, and journey to America are the subjects of part three. In the fourth and final part of her memoir, Gold recounts her difficult adjustment to her new home in Cleveland and discusses how her Trochenbrod experiences have transformed her life and the lives of others. Man's inhumanity is undeniable in Beyond Trochenbrod, but so is humanity's capacity to prevail in spite of unimaginable odds.
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Subject Gold, Betty, 1930-2014
HISTORY / Holocaust.
Holocaust survivors -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Ukraine -- Sofiïvka (Volynsʹka oblastʹ) -- Personal narratives.
Jews -- Ukraine -- Sofiïvka (Volynsʹka oblastʹ) -- Biography.
Sofiïvka (Volynsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hodermarsky, Mark.
Hodermarsky, Mark, author.
Other Form: Print version: Gold, Betty, 1930- Beyond Trochenbrod. Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2014] ©2014 9781606351994 (DLC)2013042807
Standard No. 9781612778501
ISBN 9781612778501 (e-pub)
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