Daring to Hope

  • Pages:226
  • Publisher:The Azrieli Foundation
  • Series: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs
  • Themes:escape, WWII, Holocaust, Jewish, ghetto
  • Available:10/27/2020
  • Age Groups:Adult Nonfiction
When Rachel and her husband, Abraham, escape from the Siemiatycze ghetto one cold winter night in 1942 with their four-year-old daughter, Chana, they are desperate for refuge. Turned away by the one person they thought they could depend on, they are forced to ask for help from strangers and acquaintances. During the 21 months that they are hidden by courageous farmers, Rachel and Abraham fiercely protect Chana, who is taught never to cry, never to make a sound. After liberation, as Rachel and Abraham are haunted by the past, Chana’s childhood truly begins. Too young then to fully understand what they have survived, it is only later in life that Chana realizes she must preserve her family’s legacy and honor those who rescued them. Told from the perspective of both mother and daughter, Fragments of Hope brings light into a world of darkness.