The Resource Missing Pieces, Olga Verrall, (electronic resource)

Missing Pieces, Olga Verrall, (electronic resource)

Label
Missing Pieces
Title
Missing Pieces
Statement of responsibility
Olga Verrall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Her story adds to the growing literature related to individual life stories of Holocaust survivors. There is much we can learn from her book." - Benjamin Schlesinger, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto. Until age seven, Olga Barsony Verrall lived an idyllic life in Szarvas, a small town in Hungary, surrounded by her doting, observant Jewish family. After the Nazi invasion in 1944, Olga found herself, along with most of her family, interned in the Auspitz (Hustopece) labour camp. Eventually reunited after the war, the family returned to Szarvas, only to face a different kind of oppression at the hands of the new Communist government. After immigrating to Winnipeg in 1957, Olga met and married Orland Verrall, the cantor at Rosh Pina synagogue. Together they built a new life in Canada and soon welcomed two daughters, Judy and Lesley. Yet Olga continued to be haunted by her past. Though she was very young during her time in the camp, Olga had vivid and painful memories of the horrifying things she had seen and experienced there. A nagging sense of emptiness and anger stayed with her all her life. After her beloved husband Orland passed away, her emotional state became increasingly fragile, and she became dependent on prescription drugs to numb her pain. A long journey of physical and mental healing, along with the support of her family, helped Olga piece her life back together. For Olga, writing her memoir was a catharsis. For her readers, it will be an inspiration
Member of
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Alberta Reads eBooks
Target audience
adult
Label
Missing Pieces, Olga Verrall, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.ae.talonline.ca/login?url=http://epl.cantookstation.com/resources/5818fae4235794587e39a3d5
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781552384046
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
http://cantookstation.com/resources/5818fae4235794587e39a3d5
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1929712
  • (CaAE) ABebk9781552384046

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