( ebook or PDF ) After Long Silence AUTHOR Helen Fremont

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To this day I don't even know what my mother's real name isHelen Fremont was raised as a Roman Catholic It wasn't until she was an adult practicing law in Boston that she discovered her parents were Jewish Holocaust survivors living invented lives Not even their names were their own In this powerful memoir Helen Fremont delves into the secrets that held her family in a bond of silence for than four decades recounting with heartbreaking clarity a remarkable At times while reading this story I wondered at any of the actual verity of facts It s not that I refused to believe this woman lawyer Or that I mistrust that she did not believe and desire to tell the entire truth It is just that I think the people who told it to her all had such emotional mental disability of after effect cognition that each and every detail needs to be taken with a grain of salt as to any context accuracy Even within the era and placements of these events that Helen Fremont remembers as real and actual Like her summer camp experience with not having to go to Mass on Sunday etc All of that just wouldn t have played as Catholic then As it is posited that her Mother and herself too understood any of the context to that dictate or camp s rules So I don t even understand how they could have self identified at all in the way her Mother did and taught her to react Not for any cover or purposes as her mother euated with success for it working It s not only illogical but it s revealing to any who would have heard those kinds of explanations at that time That would have raised uestions toward going forward with any approval for permissions You just couldn t get permission for missing Church every week like that or in that manner of determining that parental dictate yourself re Mass It HAD to be uestioned and addressed to the why part far than this report describes as final answer And it would have Do I know itIt s a story worth telling and one to absolutely tell But I don t think it was told well And yet told as well as it could be by those who couldn t bear to truly remember So much of this copy is told either out of seuence or at tangents to any core of the tale Filler almost Very poor 2 star in construction itself It sounds like the trauma involved was ever lasting and too dire to circumvent Possibly even unto the next generation for all the blank spots and silences And furtive family minutia that did not make sense to other than permanent identity damage is dominate here Actually when it was all said and done I would have MUCH rather read her Dad s autobiography including the years in Siberia that he completed before he passed which ended in 1958 He seemed to be able to witness in a higher degree and with personal eyes But if you want to read about outcomes from Polish WWII era atrocities and village occurrence aftermath for the few Jewish survivors in another century this IS a book to choose The problem is that you will only get it 2nd or 3rd hand while the original eyes are too punctured to relate it

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After Long Silence

Derstand the seductive damaging power of secretsWhat Fremont and her sister discover is an astonishing story one of Siberian gulags and Italian royalty of concentration camps and buried lives AFTER LONG SILENCE is about the devastating price of hiding the truth; about families; about the steps we take foolish or wise to protect ourselves and our loved ones No one who reads this book can be unmoved or fail to understand the seductive damaging power of secre As an adult Helen Fremont learns that her family are not Roman Catholics but actually Jews Her parents survived the holocaust and raised their children outside their faith to ensure that they were never persecuted She mentions being taught the Lords Prayer in several languages so she would always be able to prove her Christianity This was a compulsively readable book I found I could not put it down I even stood at the stove cooking with it in my hand Her parent s past saddened me and I was troubled by how much pain they went through telling their tales To me it really brought to life the terror of the holocaust There are so many good discussions to be had about this book

Helen Fremont ☆ 7 review

Tale of survival as vivid as fiction but with the resonance of truthDriven to uncover their roots Fremont and her sister pieced together an astonishing story of Siberian Gulags and Italian royalty of concentration camps and buried lives After Long Silence is about the devastating price of hiding the truth; about families; about the steps we take foolish or wise to protect ourselves and our loved ones No one who reads this book can be unmoved or fail to un Helen and Lara Fremont were raised as Roman Catholics really Their mom and dad lived in Poland during WW11 and came to America shortly after the war Simple story COMPLICATED During their childhood days the sisters started to have uestions about who they were who are our parents Things were not making sense when confronting the parents about their past Helen was determend to figure it ALL out one way or anotherThis story a memoir has twists and turns that are mind boggling It is powerful and painful all in the same breath Everytime you feel the story should end it starts all over again with new information of their past This book is a true story AND Helen does a masterful job in writting such a complicated history of their family


10 thoughts on “After Long Silence

  1. says:

    “When a writer is born into a family the family is finished' Czeslaw MiloszAnd I might add if the family isn't finished then the writer is” Gary Shteyngart Little FailureThe writer Helen Fremont is not finished but I got the feeling from the book review for its seuel from which I found out about this one that her family is giving her a run for the money That is what I learned a little about from this boo

  2. says:

    This may be the first memoir I've ever made it through because I'm NOT a fan of nonfiction If life were so interesting why would we need to make stuff up I read this book bc Helen Fremont is a friend of a friend and was a guest writer giving a reading at the community college where I taught at the time This book is a beautifully told story paralelling Fremont's discovery that her family was covering up their Jewish ident

  3. says:

    At times while reading this story I wondered at any of the actual verity of facts It's not that I refused to believe this woman lawyer Or that I mistrust that she did not believe and desire to tell the entire truth It is just that I think the

  4. says:

    Helen and Lara Fremont were raised as Roman Catholics really Their mom and dad lived in Poland during WW11 and came to America shortly after the war Simple story COMPLICATED During their childhood days the sisters started to have uestions about who they were who are our parents Things were not making sense when confronting the parents about

  5. says:

    A good memoir but take it with a grain of salt The subjects in the book her parents were less than willing subjects and and suffered such mental trauma that memories are sketchy at best The real problem with this book is its style This book is full of similes and metaphors that make little sense and throws off the rhythm of the story telling the chronology is all over the place and sometimes there are tangents that don't fit the story Wh

  6. says:

    An excellent read of the long lasting impact of WWII I would definitely recommend this one

  7. says:

    As an adult Helen Fremont learns that her family are not Roman Catholics but actually Jews Her parents survived the holocaust and raised their children outside their faith to ensure that they were never persecuted She mentions being taught the Lords Prayer in several languages so she would always be able to prove her Christianity This was a compulsively readable book I found I could not put it down I even stood at the stove coo

  8. says:

    Daughters research their Jewish history after learning that parents hid their identity to escape the holocaust and Soviets

  9. says:

    Helen and her sister Lara had always known there were things their parents wouldn't discuss about their past Their

  10. says:

    Best of all worlds 1 A fascinating account of a dramatic time in our history2 Written in an intriguing but clear and logical back and forth through history manner3 Written with a love of the language bright stylish with each figure of speech perfectly matching the action and emotion of the momentThree favorite passagespg 2