by Serge Klarsfeld
Hardcover 64 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.47 x 10.33 x 9.11 Publisher Aperture; (October 1, 2001) ISBN 0893819549
About the Author
Born in Bucharest, Serge Klarsfeld was just eight years old when his family was raided by the Gestapo. His father was killed at Auschwitz. An attorney and author, he is a leading historian on the fate of the Jews in France during World War II. Attorney, author and leading historian on the fate of the Jews in France during the Second World War, Klarsfeld has fought relentlessly to bring Nazi officials to justice. He has been praised as “a man who is deeply committed to justice, a tireless human rights advocate.”
One of the thousands of Jewish children murdered at the hands of the Nazis and their collaborators, Georges Halpern (1935-1944) was torn from his parents in 1943 and spent his final year at the children’s home in Izieu, France. While at Izieu, Georgy regularly wrote letters and sent drawings to his parents, describing his life at the children’s home, his dreams and his sorrow. Today, this remarkable collection of letters and drawings remains a testament to the courage and hope of a young boy caught in the midst of one the darkest chapters in the history of mankind. Georgy’s hopes for being reunited with his family ended with his murder at the age of eight in a gas chamber at Auschwitz.
In association with the Beate Klarsfeld Foundation, Aperture proudly presents this record of Georg Halpern’s brief life in an unforgettable collection of letters, drawings, and family photographs that speaks to the innocence and tragedy of all the victims of persecution and war.
CONTACT FOR INSTITUTIONAL PURCHASES:
Shelly Shapiro, Director
Holocaust Survivors & Friends Education Center
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Latham, NY 12110
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CONTACT FOR INDIVIDUAL PURCHASES:
Letters from the House of Izieu