Victor Ripp - Hell's Traces: One Murder, Two Families, Thirty-Five Holocaust Memorials

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Ripp’s powerful double-helix of a family memoir traces two very different Holocaust experiences. His maternal relatives, successful and affluent businesspeople, emigrated from Europe and survived. On his father’s side, however, many were lost, including Ripp’s cousin, a three-year-old who was arrested in July 1942 and perished at Auschwitz two months later. In researching his family’s past, Ripp, a historian and author of Moscow to Main Street, Pizza in Pushkin Square, and Turgenev’s Russia, visited thirty-five memorials in six countries. Drawing on interviews with the memorials’ designers and with Holocaust survivors, Ripp expands his personal narrative into a rich meditation on memory and the public commemoration of tragedy.

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Non Fiction
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$25.00
ISBN: 9780865478336
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 21st, 2017

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