Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust

Shared Sorrows A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust On the morning after Kristallnacht Toby Sonneman s father walked through broken glass to apply for the visa that saved him from the fate of so many during the Third Reich In examining her own family

  • Title: Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust
  • Author: Toby Sonneman
  • ISBN: 9781902806105
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the morning after Kristallnacht, Toby Sonneman s father walked through broken glass to apply for the visa that saved him from the fate of so many during the Third Reich In examining her own family history, the author discovered the similarities between the fate of the Jews and the Gypsies in the Holocaust, both peoples selected on racial grounds for extermination by thOn the morning after Kristallnacht, Toby Sonneman s father walked through broken glass to apply for the visa that saved him from the fate of so many during the Third Reich In examining her own family history, the author discovered the similarities between the fate of the Jews and the Gypsies in the Holocaust, both peoples selected on racial grounds for extermination by the Nazis.She traveled with an American Gypsy survivor to Munich, where she stayed with the formidable Rosa Mettbach This is the story of Rosa and other members of an extended family who survived the Holocaust Shared Sorrows tells the story of a Gypsy family against the backdrop of a Jewish one, detailing and examining their shared sufferings under the Nazis.My father brought a spool of thread with him from Germany when he came to America in 1939 And another spool of thread, one in my imagination, unwinds slowly and unpredictably, sometimes fraying or tangling It s a thin and delicate thread that leads me to the Gypsies, to the family that I meet in Germany, the country of so many tangled memories and emotions And as I talk to them and I listen, following the threads of their stories backwards in time to the 1930s and 40s and before, their memories start to become mine as well.

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    One thought on “Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust

    1. Jeannette

      There are not a lot of books out there that deal with the Holocaust from the viewpoint of the Gypsies (Sinti & Roma) and even less that offer first hand stories from survivors. This book is perfect on so many different levels. The author is an outsider not only to the survivors she befriends but also to the Sinti society on the whole. But the mutual affection between her and the Mettbach/Hollenreiner family is evident as she records the memories that some of them rarely share. It is a glimps [...]

    2. Teresa Gabriel

      The book plays during World War 2 and it is about a gypsy family that lived in Germany and other gypsy people. The narrator of the book is reporter/journalist and asks a couple gypsy people that lived during WWII what they had to go through. She wanted to bring up gypsy stories and not just stories from the Jewish families. It is not just about one family or person but various people. The book has really sad stories about the holocaust and how the families had to flee from one country to another [...]

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