Traces of What Was

By Steve Rotschild and Menachem Kaiser

The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs

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It was at the end of March 1944, on a cool, bright and sunny day, the beginning of spring, the time of renewal of life, that the SS came to take the children.

Ten-year-old Steve Rotschild learns to hide, to be silent, to be still – and to wait. He knows the sound of the Nazis’ army boots and knows to hold his breath until their footsteps recede. Rotschild takes us on a captivating journey through his wartime childhood in Vilna, eloquently juxtaposing his past, furtive walks outside the ghetto with his long, liberating walks through Toronto fifty years after the war. Vividly evoking his experiences, this story of survival and a mother’s tenacious love leaves the reader indelibly marked by Traces of What Was.

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Publication Date: October 15, 2014

Reading Age: Adult

Genre: Adult Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 144

ISBN: 9781897470442

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