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The Resource From broken glass : my story of finding hope in Hitler's death camps to inspire a new generation, Steve Ross with Glenn Frank and Brian Wallace

From broken glass : my story of finding hope in Hitler's death camps to inspire a new generation, Steve Ross with Glenn Frank and Brian Wallace

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From broken glass : my story of finding hope in Hitler's death camps to inspire a new generation
Title
From broken glass
Title remainder
my story of finding hope in Hitler's death camps to inspire a new generation
Statement of responsibility
Steve Ross with Glenn Frank and Brian Wallace
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Language
eng
Summary
From the survivor of ten Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memoir about finding strength in the face of despair. On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors, killing one and injuring nineteen, the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized for the second time in as many months. At the base of one of its fifty-four-foot glass towers lay a pile of shards. For Steve Ross, the image called to mind Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass in which German authorities and civilians ransacked Jewish-owned buildings with sledgehammers. Ross was eight years old when the Nazis invaded his Polish village, forcing his family to flee. He spent his next six years in a day-to-day struggle to survive the notorious camps in which he was imprisoned, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Dachau among them. When he was finally liberated, he no longer knew how old he was, he was literally starving to death, and everyone in his family save for his brother had been killed. Ross learned in his darkest experiences--by observing and enduring inconceivable cruelty as well as by receiving compassion from caring fellow prisoners--the human capacity to rise above even the bleakest circumstances. He decided to devote himself to underprivileged youth, aiming to ensure that despite the obstacles in their lives they would never experience suffering like he had. Over the course of a nearly forty-year career as a psychologist working in the Boston city schools, that was exactly what he did. At the end of his career, he spearheaded the creation of the New England Holocaust Memorial, a site millions of people including young students visit every year. Equal parts heartrending, brutal, and inspiring, From Broken Glass is the story of how one man survived the unimaginable and inspired a new generation to help forge a more compassionate world
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
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Ross, Steve
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Frank, Glenn
  • Wallace, Brian
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  • Ross, Steve
  • New England Holocaust Memorial
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • School psychologists
Label
From broken glass : my story of finding hope in Hitler's death camps to inspire a new generation, Steve Ross with Glenn Frank and Brian Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From broken glass -- The trouble in the world -- A life in America -- Goodbye Lodz -- Neighborhood services -- A safe way out -- A friend in Boston -- The farm -- Grandpa -- The forest -- Memory and escape -- Dreaming of home -- The man who lost his way -- Work and death -- Intervention -- Self-preservation -- Pinia -- Opening the vault -- Herzil -- The end of hope -- Heart trouble -- Escape from Budzyn -- Radom -- No matter how bad -- The honor of work -- The train to Auschwitz -- How I learned of Robert Hall -- Tattooed -- Matriculation -- An empire falls -- Dead, gone, and forgotten -- The busing crisis -- Guns in the distance -- To never forget -- Memorial rising -- Liberation
Control code
sky292286072
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316513043
Lccn
2017963705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
From broken glass : my story of finding hope in Hitler's death camps to inspire a new generation, Steve Ross with Glenn Frank and Brian Wallace
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
From broken glass -- The trouble in the world -- A life in America -- Goodbye Lodz -- Neighborhood services -- A safe way out -- A friend in Boston -- The farm -- Grandpa -- The forest -- Memory and escape -- Dreaming of home -- The man who lost his way -- Work and death -- Intervention -- Self-preservation -- Pinia -- Opening the vault -- Herzil -- The end of hope -- Heart trouble -- Escape from Budzyn -- Radom -- No matter how bad -- The honor of work -- The train to Auschwitz -- How I learned of Robert Hall -- Tattooed -- Matriculation -- An empire falls -- Dead, gone, and forgotten -- The busing crisis -- Guns in the distance -- To never forget -- Memorial rising -- Liberation
Control code
sky292286072
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316513043
Lccn
2017963705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations

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