Small Acts of Repair: The Unclaimed Legacy of the Romanian Holocaust

Small Acts of Repair: The Unclaimed Legacy of the Romanian Holocaust Small Acts of Repair Th e Unclaimed Legacy of the Romanian Holocaust marianne hir sch and leo spitzer Unclaimed Legacies Several years ago we were scheduled to speak at the Wiener Library in London about Czernowitz— a sizeable Eastern European city that had been the capital of a province of the Austrian Habsburg Empire and that had once contained a large, German- speaking, highly assimilated Jewish population. We had recently coauthored a book, Ghosts of Home, about the aft erlife of this city in Jewish memory. Some weeks before the talk we had received a package from a Dr. Harry Jarvis from Bournemouth, En- gland, who was planning to att end. It contained a small sampling of arti- cles he had writt en about Czernowitz for a Jewish genealogical magazine. Th en in his late eighties, Dr. Jarvis was quite eager to speak with us: he was reading our book, he wrote us, and wanted to show us a few things that were important to him. When we subsequently met Dr. Jarvis and heard his account of the frustrations he had experienced when he tried to convey his family’s war- time story to various individuals and institutions, we began http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies University of Nebraska Press

Small Acts of Repair: The Unclaimed Legacy of the Romanian Holocaust

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Small Acts of Repair Th e Unclaimed Legacy of the Romanian Holocaust marianne hir sch and leo spitzer Unclaimed Legacies Several years ago we were scheduled to speak at the Wiener Library in London about Czernowitz— a sizeable Eastern European city that had been the capital of a province of the Austrian Habsburg Empire and that had once contained a large, German- speaking, highly assimilated Jewish population. We had recently coauthored a book, Ghosts of Home, about the aft erlife of this city in Jewish memory. Some weeks before the talk we had received a package from a Dr. Harry Jarvis from Bournemouth, En- gland, who was planning to att end. It contained a small sampling of arti- cles he had writt en about Czernowitz for a Jewish genealogical magazine. Th en in his late eighties, Dr. Jarvis was quite eager to speak with us: he was reading our book, he wrote us, and wanted to show us a few things that were important to him. When we subsequently met Dr. Jarvis and heard his account of the frustrations he had experienced when he tried to convey his family’s war- time story to various individuals and institutions, we began

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Journal of Literature and Trauma StudiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

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