The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million

The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million Depuis Qu Il Est Enfant, Daniel Mendelsohn Sait Que Son Grand Oncle Shmiel, Sa Femme Et Leurs Quatre Filles Ont T Tu S, Quelque Part Dans L Est De La Pologne, EnComment, Quand, O Exactement Nul Ne Peut Lui En Dire Plus Et Puis Il D Couvre Ces Lettres D Sesp R Es Crites EnPar Shmiel Son Fr Re, Install En Am Rique, Des Lettres Pressant Sa Famille De Les Aider Partir, Des Lettres Demeur Es Sans R Ponse Parce Qu Il A Voulu Savoir Ce Qui S Est Pass , Parce Qu Il A Voulu Donner Un Visage Ces Six Disparus, Daniel Mendelsohn Est Parti Sur Leurs Traces, Rencontrant, Ann E Apr S Ann E, Des T Moins Pars Dans Une Douzaine De Pays Cette Qu Te, Il En A Fait Un Livre, Puzzle Vertigineux, Roman Policier Haletant, Plong E Dans L Histoire Et L Oubli Un Chef D Uvre Daniel Mendelsohn A Crit Une Uvre Puissamment Mouvante Sur Le Pass Perdu D Une Famille, Qui Rappelle La Fois L Opulence Des Uvres En Prose De Proust Et Les Textes Elliptiques De WG Sebald Une R Ussite Exceptionnelle Joyce Carol Oates Les Disparus Est Une Bouleversante Enqu Te De D Tective Part Enti Re, Doubl E D Un Questionnement Sur Les Interventions Nigmatiques De Dieu Dans Les Affaires Humaines, Et Approfondie Par Une R Flexion Sur La Part D In Luctable Et D Incompr Hensible Que Le Hasard Introduit Dans L Histoire John Maxwell C Tzee Entre Pop E Et Intimit , M Ditation Et Suspense, Trag Die Et Hilarit , Les Disparus Est Un Livre Merveilleux Jonathan Safran F R Mendelsohn R Ussit Assembler Un Tableau Immens Ment Humain Dans Lequel Chaque T Moin A Un Visage Et Chaque Visage Une Histoire Et Un Destin Elie Wiesel

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  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages
  • The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
  • Daniel Mendelsohn
  • English
  • 21 July 2019
  • 9780060542979

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  1. says:

    The two teenage girls at the right in the back row in this picture are my paternal grandmother and her sister Their parents and grandfather are in the front row The picture was taken around 1900 A few years later, my grandmother, rebellious and politically inclined, left the small town in Poland and came, alone, to the United States She was one of the very few members of her family to escape the Holocaust Like many American Jews, I don t know precisely what happened to my relatives Daniel Mendelsohn didn t know what happened to six members of his family who he heard spoken of in hushed tones as a child His effort to find out took many years and took him all over the world in a frantic effort to interview eyewitnesses before they died The story he tells in this book is both personal and common to millions of people It is beautifully written, sometimes tedious, often suspenseful, always heartbreaking and indispensable in commemorating what has been lost.

  2. says:

    This is listed as being a New York Times Bestseller One would think that I should have had my fill of Holocaust stories, but apparently not, as this one jumped into my hand at Borders even though I hadn t known of its existence It s not an easy read Mendelsohn never used one comma in a sentence where he could insert three or four I was often lost in sentences wandering through parenthetical phrase after parenthetical phrase until I had to back up and take them out in turn in order to tack the beginning of the sentence onto the end and make some sense of the thing.It also included large sections in italics which expounded on Jewish history and religion, and where Mendelsohn apparently endeavored to draw parallels between his story and legendary Jewish lore I say endeavored because I soon gave up on reading them I found the interruption of these units intolerable in a story that was moving all too slowly to begin with, what with its innumerable musings on history and the psychology of remembrance Besides, I find it difficult to read great blocks of italics.This book had a fascinating story to tell, but the author badly needed an editor The path to finding out what happened to his great uncle when he was killed by the Nazis was a long one, with many doublings back and crisscrosses, enough to confuse and tire even the most persistent reader He had many interesting things to say about the nature of memory and stories, but I tired of hearing him say them again and again, and again.

  3. says:

    So, I just officially finished my book, The Lost, yesterday big cheers for me and thought I d let you know what I thought about itI will start with what I didn t like It was long 500 pages a lot for me at this point in my life and as I mentioned earlier a little slow at the beginning There was a lot of detailed discussion on various stories of the Torah which was interesting at first but by the last 50 pages I had begun skipping over to go straight to the actual storyline Overall, however, I found the book quite fascinating I thought it was amazing that at such an early age the author became so obsessed with his family history He wrote letters to distant aunts and uncles and had a running letter correspondence with his grandfather trying to find out what they remembered about his uncle and his family who as I mentioned before all he really knew at first was had been killed by the Nazis , and interestingly enough he still didn t find out all he could have before many of them died because he didn t yet know what questions to ask The curiosity eventually becomes a quest to know everything he can know about this family his Uncle Shmiel, Aunt Ester and their 4 daughters and takes him all around the world searching out the surviving Jews from the small town of Bolechow he mentions how many had survived the Holocaust and I believe it was only around 30 to interview and try to piece the story of their lives back together again One of my favorite thoughts coming from the book was toward the end when the author describes what we tend to think of losing as the result of these mass genocides or of any death really We tend, naturally to think first of the people themselves, the families that will cease existing, the children that will never be born and then of the homely things with which most of us are familiar, the houses and mementoes and photographs that, because those people no longer exist, will stop having any meaning at all But there is this too the thoughts that will never be thought, the discoveries that will never be made, the art that will never be created The problems, written in a book somewhere, a book that will outlive the people who wrote down the problems, that will never be solved The author did an excellent job at presenting his story in a way that makes you think about the Holocaust from a totally different perspective that we are used to and for that I would recommend itjust don t give up after the first 50 pages

  4. says:

    There may just be a vertical hierarchy in our popular understanding of the Holocaust At the top, however uneasy, are the Survivors it is through their testimony that we know to never forget Their is also a measure of merit in having outwitted or simply survived the minatory machinations of the Nazis below them are the victims, particularly present when the doltish ask why they went like sheep, why they didn t fight back, why they didn t heed the signs in the 1930s Below that mound of evidence is nefarious mass of perpetrators, willing executioners, ordinary men, the devil incarnate and the betrayers If only life was that fucking simple.Mr Mendelson constructs a marvelous investigation sixty years after the fact His training as a classicist lends a unique angle to his research The idea of using Dido as an apt metaphor is astonishing victim and exile, she prospers from her wits only to kill herself If ever an example antiicpated the Survivor, this is it.

  5. says:

    Bello, bello, bello, ed anche tanto doloroso.Se dovessi fare un parallelo fra un libro ed un film, questo sarebbe paragonato a Il pianista di Polanski, dove vedi, anzi senti tutto l orrore della Shoah senza vedere cadaveri nudi ammucchiati nei campi, come nei documentari russi, americani o inglesi.L autore, Daniel, e un americano di religione ebraica che vuole sapere che fine ha fatto il fratello del nonno, di cui si sussurra appena il suo nome e quello della sua famiglia ovviamente si intuisce che sono stati tutti ammazzati dai nazisti ma dove e quando Daniel quindi parte alla ricerca di informazioni e si spostera in Europa, in Israele e fino in Australia per sapere qualche cosa di piu sui parenti, e scoprira ovviamente tante cose orribili.La scrittura di Mendelsohn e fluida e piacevolissima, in effetti il libro si legge come fosse un giallo e personalmente non riuscivo a staccarmene mi sentivo quasi in colpa perche mi sembrava di mancare di rispetto a tutti i morti della Shoah poiche stavo leggendo troppo avidamente, non so se riesco a spiegare quello che voglio dire.Da far leggere nelle scuole.

  6. says:

    A toda essa dist ncia, ao fim de todos aqueles anos e ali estava ela, sentada mesa comigo, ali estava ele, a conversar comigo ao telefone, ali estavam eles, ali andavam eles se soub ssemos onde encontr los recordando os P.167

  7. says:

    The best thing I read last year It took me many months to finish this book as I would get overwhelmed by the detail, but I always felt compelled to pick it back up after a breather and continue This book made the holocaust real for me in a way nothing else, including the Washington D.C museum, has Brilliant the way Mendelhsson addresses the vast scale of the holocaust while at the same time narrowing it down to individual people who are not heroes or villians, but a regular family like anyone else.

  8. says:

    Estar vivo ter uma hist ria para contar Estar vivo , precisamente, ser o her i, o centro de uma hist ria de vida Quando n o se pode ser mais nada al m de uma personagem secund ria na hist ria de algu m, isso significa que se est verdadeiramente morto P g 480 Os Desaparecidos procura de seis em seis milh es um livro de n o fic o escrito pelo jornalista, cr tico e escritor norte americano Daniel Mendelsohn n 1960 , editado em 2006 e que recebeu in meros pr mios liter rios, com destaque para o National Book Critics Circle Awrad H algum tempo, teria eu seis, ou sete, ou mesmo oito anos, podia acontecer me entrar numa sala e certas pessoas come arem a chorar , assim come a o livro Os Desaparecidos procura de seis em seis milh es , com o jovem Daniel Mendelsohn, a ouvir os sussurros desses velhos e velhas judeus Oh, ele parece se tanto com o Shmiel Deste Shmiel, claro, alguma coisa eu sabia irm o mais velho do meu av , que com a mulher e as suas quatro lindas filhas fora morto pelos nazis durante a guerra Shmiel Morto pelos nazis P g 25 Shmiel irm o mais velho do meu av , que, com a mulher e as suas quatro lindas filhas fora morto pelos nazis durante a guerra Shmiel Morto pelos nazis. P g 25 Daniel Mendelsohn pretende construir ou reconstruir a hist ria sobre o passado da sua fam lia, em particular, sobre o seu tio av Shmiel, a sua mulher Ester, e quatro filhas, Lorka, Frydka, Ruchele e Bronia Os Desaparecidos procura de seis em seis milh es , um desejo, um fasc nio, uma obsess o, que come a por fragmentos de hist rias e segredos murmurados, por um conjunto de fotografias antigas e por um pequeno ma o de cartas que o seu av deixou ap s a morte, numa pesquisa e numa investiga o que come a na pequena aldeia de Bolechow ou Bolekhiv, na Pol nia ou na Ucr nia, e que o leva a Israel, Austr lia, Dinamarca e Su cia Com base em entrevistas e depoimentos de in meras testemunhas, nem sempre coincidentes, incluindo, familiares e amigos, sobretudo, os ltimos bolechowitas, com quem se encontrou e conversou, partilhando momentos e mem rias dolorosas sobre acontecimentos dram ticos, profundamente perturbadores, Daniel Mendelsohn, escreve um livro com um rigor hist rico inquestion vel, num contexto narrativo que vai avan ando quase como numa investiga o policial , procurando pequenos ind cios, algumas pistas, surgindo algumas coincid ncias que s o determinantes nessa pesquisa, para resgatar a uma obscuridade o passado, comovente e tr gico, dos seus seis familiares, conseguindo individualizar o seu mart rio e a sua morte, num enquadramento catastr fico de genoc dio tnico dos seis milh es de judeus durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial Ester, a sua mulher, Bronia, a sua filha, Sam Shmiel Os Desaparecidos procura de seis em seis milh es um excelente livro de n o fic o de Daniel Mendelsohn, com fotografias do seu irm o Matt Mendelsohn , sobre um dos per odos mais conturbados e dram ticos da hist ria Mundial e Europeia, o genoc dio de cerca de seis milh es de judeus, num exterm nio tnico liderado por Adolf Hitler e pelo Partido Nazi, que ocorreu em in meros territ rios ocupados pelos alem es durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Compreendo, ao reler estas cartas, que o que as torna t o assustadoramente comovedoras o tratamento na segunda pessoa Todas as cartas, realmente, s o dirigidas a um tu Despe o me de ti e beijo te do fundo do meu cora o , a frase de despedida de Shmiel e por causa disto que se torna t o dif cil, ao ler as cartas, mesmo as dirigidas a outras pessoas , n o nos sentirmos implicados, n o nos sentirmos vagamente respons veis Ao ler as cartas de Shmiel, quando as encontrei, foi a minha primeira experi ncia de estranha proximidade com os mortos que, no entanto, conseguem sempre permanecer fora do nosso alcance P g 119 Para mim Auschwitz representa o oposto do que me interessava e como comecei a constatar no dia em que de facto fui a Auschwitz da raz o pela qual tinha feito aquela viagem Auschwitz, agora, tornara se no s mbolo de uma s palavra, gigantesco, na generaliza o grosseira, estenogr fica, para o que acontecera aos judeus da Europa Mas mesmo que aceitemos Auschwitz como s mbolo, pensava eu enquanto andava naquele ch o t o estranhamente pac fico e bem tratado, h problemas Tinha sido para salvar os meus parentes de generalidades, s mbolos, abreviaturas, para lhes restaurar as suas particularidades e caracter sticas pr prias que eu fizera esta viagem bizarra e rdua Mortos pelos nazis sim, mas por quem, exactamente A pavorosa ironia de Auschwitz, que a extens o do que mostra t o gigantesca que o colectivo e o an nimo, todo o mbito do crime, est o constantemente, paradoxalmente, expressos custa de qualquer sentido da vida individual E assim, enquanto andava por Auschwitz, debatia me com a pergunta sobre o motivo por que uma pessoa vai como turista a lugares como este N o, de uma forma geral pelo menos, para aprender o que a sucedeu pois quem quer que v a Auschwitz e a muitos outros lugares como esse j sabe o que l se passou E tamb m n o certamente para ficar com uma ideia melhor sobre como era aquilo P g 132 133

  9. says:

    My cousin, who I have never been close to, lent me The Lost A Search for Six of Six Millionon her recent visit to France At the time, she had no idea how interested in this book I would be.The memoir recounts Daniel Mendelsohn s search for information about the lives and deaths of his great uncle and his family His journey starts with only one sure fact his Uncle Shmiel and family were killed during the Nazi occupation of eastern Poland now Ukraine.As a Ukraine phile, I was particularly interested that from his childhood, Mendelsohn s grandfather Uncle Shmiel s brother teaches him that Ukrainians are the worst people alive much worse than the Nazis themselves Yet, when he returns to his family s ancestral village, Mendelsohn discovers the Ukrainians there are kind and gracious.These sections resonate with me as I, too, struggle with similar feelings though, of course, not on such a personal level as Mendelsohn How can I love Ukraine so much knowing many Ukrainians collaborated with the Nazis I had an epiphany as I read Mendelsohn s hypothesis that both Ukrainians and Jews, at this time, are at the bottom of the food chain As such, the two groups struggle to gain ground on each other For example, when the Russians are in power, the Jewish community is relieved because they alleviate some of its suffering Yet, the Ukrainians are tortured at the Russian s hands Conversely, when the Germans take over, the Ukrainians are happy, while the Jews suffer unimaginably I read this section, had my epiphany, on a flight from Slovakia to France and found myself weeping on the plane.Yet, the book also includes graphic accounts of Ukrainian abuse that is simply irreconcilable I found myself constantly shaking my head as I read descriptions of torture of children smashed against rocks and men s eyes cut out I instinctively tried to shake these images from my mind.Although the book is long, over 500 pages, and often meanders and is repetitive, I found myself completely invested in knowing for myself what happened to Uncle Shmiel, his wife, and four daughters.Yet, I also had a sense that Mendelsohn is disingenuous in some of his writing For example, he shares a family narrative about his great aunt being sold into marriage Yet, in an earlier book, Mendelsohn writes about discovering this family story is not true He never shares this fact with the readers of The Lost I finished the book, then, wondering if what Mendelsohn left out of the book is just as important as what he includes.

  10. says:

    This books takes patience and is not a quick read, but it is well worth the effort The author makes fascinating use of the Torah to help us understand his journey into his family s past It is a book that leaves you exhausted this wasn t easy to write, and I have great respect for that The title suggests that it s about searching for the fate of 6 specific Holocaust victims, but it s about so much than that memory, human nature, knowing and history, surviving after Surviving, family, how we know those around us Again, fascinating.

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