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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Please provide an email address. He needs to do this long enough in order to give his father time to hide. This is not because they give me pleasure, but because the Holocaust encompasses the full range of human experience and behaviour from the worst to the best. The powerful stories are set during the Nazi era and in each story, the protaganist is always a Jew trying to survive that brutality or sometimes with great pathos, sometimes with cowardice, sometimes with delusion – always with fear and sadness.

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. In the title tale, a May morning, in memory, was a “”grainy, golden mist with red spheres of apples hanging in it””; it is on this day that one boy did not take the chance to escape the killing field.


They know what they are walking toward; they have no choice. A child is trained to identify his father as “”dead,”” which, in a sense, he already is.

Just so hard to read. Daphne, not all the stories are sad if that helps. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Richard, when you read it, I know you will love it.

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories

Northwestern University Press- Fiction – pages. Polish short story collections Books about the Holocaust short story collections.

Each brief story is crystallized around moments when quietly ordinary people, living secure and ordered existences, enter nightmare. He’s a rescuer – why does he want her to conceal who she really is? Jul 16, Kate rated it it was amazing.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. As Agafia says in “Behind the Hedge”, “We have to know about it. Poignant, wrenching tales, told with skill and unwavering focus.

But Ann, seeing as how she off now safe, tells him her secret.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read fikn agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Yes, I cried lots but it was uplifting too. It is so well described that one becomes one more spectator in the story. These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bells tolling us all to hell. He had no idea all the swans in England belong to the ruling king or queen. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


Maybe later on this year. Image donated by Northwestern University Press [1]. December 15, at 7: With masterful foreshadowing the reader knows what annihilation will occur Fink Postwar episodes involving non-Jews are death-tainted.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I would recommend this to anyone. This is a fabulous book about life in Poland under Nazi occupation and terror.

Balooo rated it liked it Sep 12, Moments captured and revealed I discovered this beautiful novel through a Holocaust online class I took through coursera. I’ll give you one example.

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories by Ida Fink

You know that if someone should ring the doorbell one day when Mummy is at work, everything will depend on you? I could go on and on there are so many good stories in this book.

The Aufseherin finally asks: I savored the every story.