Named a New York Times Notable Book Winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Winner of the Anne Frank Prize These shattering stories. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories has ratings and 28 reviews. Paul said: These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bell. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories (Jewish Lives) [Ida Fink, Francine Prose, Madeline G. Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Named.

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Stories told by a survivor about events in Poland at the time of the Holocaust make up this devastating collection.

It was good to take a breath between each chapter. This was an amazing book. The stories in this volume are all that and more. December 15, at 7: Very quickly we find ourselves amidst second or third actions — round-ups.

I44 S A Scrap of Time and Other Stories[1] written by Ida Finkis a collection of fictional short stories relating various characters to the Jewish experience of the Holocaust. This is a fabulous book about life in Poland under Nazi occupation and terror. The stories have a sort of progression through the book. Northwestern Univ Press Amazon.

Jan 06, Antof9 rated it liked it Shelves: Each brief story is crystallized around moments when quietly ordinary people, living secure and ordered existences, enter nightmare. Common terms and phrases afraid Agafia Agata already answer Arbeitskarte arms Aryan asked Aufseherin bag of bones beautiful began Belzec Bloody Sunday Bondke breath called calm camp chair child Ching crying dark door everything eyes face felt flowers fox terrier front garden Germans Gestapo ghetto girl grass Hamke hand happened hear heard hiding husband IDA FINK Jews Judenrat jumped killed Kiper knew labor camp laughed legs lived looked lying Mama marketplace Matilda’s meters milk chocolate mother murderer night once prosecutor remember rhododendrons riding crop river road Rozana screamed second woman shoot shot shouted silent sitting sleep slowly snow softly someone square SS-man standing stood stopped street suddenly talk tell Teresa thought Titina told took town hall trees trembling trucks turned vodka voice waiting walked wanted watch Weintal whispered window Wojciech words.


It is as if the story became a bubble that the author blew air into for us to see, to be part of it and to understand how each event was experienced by these characters. Yes, I cried lots but it was uplifting too. Or the story of a young woman, a survivor, who meets an American near the end of the war.

How does he go on after that? As they approach a church where the service has just gotten out, he gets an idea that might save his daughter from certain death. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I think we must read things like this, no matter how difficult or upsetting.

A considerate American soldier suggests to the Jewish girl he intends to marry that a name change could be “”easier. Just reading your praise of it is making me cry.

Five stars, nothing else. The stories themselves are often just scraps, two or three pages in which we enter in the middle of something but just for a short time. We begin at the beginning of the Holocaust before the Jews really knew what was going on.


A Scrap of Time and Other Stories by Ida Fink

Jun 11, Alana Cash rated it it was amazing. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Her stories revolve around the terrible choices that the Jews had to make during the Nazi era and the hardships of Holocaust survivors after the war. Open Preview See a Problem? It’s hard to just write a short “review” of the book, isn’t it? Refresh and try again. Apr 28, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Postwar episodes involving non-Jews are death-tainted. I will not tell you what happens. Some are rather uplifting. Just so hard to read.

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories

My library Help Advanced Book Search. In “The Key Game” there’s a couple and their three year old boy. Through the series of fictional stories, the author cl Title Review: This collection of short stories is nothing less than profound.

Although this book is quite short, I ended up reading idq over the course of a fairly lengthy period because I felt the need to take some meditative time between stories.

Or he was an MP and patrolled streets in some little European town or city. And look at it. The writing is gorgeous. A Scrap of Time 3.

The writing is engaging, personal, and intelligent. The stories offered a full range of emotions – all sobering but pierced by hope, anger, fear, resolve