You guys my friend Margie Newman is setting up a Go Fund Me to get the sustained time she needs to write her memoir about growing up the daughter of a Holocaust survivor.
She is a gripping, tough, sensitive, funny and strong writer and I can’t wait to read this book. I hope if you have a few bucks you’ll help her out!
Here’s how she describes her book:
The Thing is to Always Be Ready is about growing up as my father’s daughter. My father, David Newman, of blessed memory, survived the Nazi ghettos, labor camps, and the notorious Buchenwald. His entire family, save for one brother, was murdered in the death camp Belzec. My father came through with his life, but in many ways, for him, the Holocaust was never over.
My book is the story of trying to straddle the worlds of trying to be an American kid that fit in, and hearing my father scream in the night as he dreamed about my sister and being with him as he was chased into the gas chamber.
It’s the story of me unraveling my father’s stories and his silences, and of the struggle to find balance between living in the present and honoring the past.