Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Ebook - The Strange Ways of Providence In My Life Review
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Book Description :
God looks after the orphans
Happy childhood, horrors of war and miraculous rescue of the only child survivor from Obertyn.
Krystyna Carmi's childhood was full of happy moments in the family house. Her childhood was filled with friends, both Polish and Ukrainian girls, that played games with her. She attended a Ukrainian school, participated in school celebrations; she lived a normal, everyday life. In her memoire, published after many years of silence, Krystyna Carmi shows the history of her family and her life.
The book contains more than 100 pictures, taken by Krystyna’s father, a professional photographer, and sent it to their family in Israel before the war.
Krystyna was gifted with an amazing memory and as such was able to recall the atmosphere of those days, describing in details the appearance of a household; and if that wasn’t enough, Krystyna Carmi writes about something very rare, the smells she remembered from childhood. Walking with her on the streets of pre-war Obertyn, we get to know the Jews, the Ukrainians, and the Poles and the social and material conditions of their lives, as well as their names and surnames. Krystyna Carmi paints a psychological portrait of these people; she writes about how they dressed, what they ate, what their attitude towards others was, and above all, towards God. She writes about things seemingly trivial, however when looking back, they are incredibly significant.
But the happy childhood did not last long. The first days of war brought overall fear and panic, the entrance of Red Army soldiers to Obertyn, the arrest of Polish patriots, liquidation of Jewish shops, the gradual growth into a more difficult reality of occupation, the Hungarian army in Obertyn, Jews murdered by Ukrainians in the local towns, incredible photos of the members of the Jewish community, drowning in the Dniester by Ukrainians.
However, the worst was still ahead of the Jewish community in Obertyn and her family. First, the Germans, then the Kołomyja ghetto. She was with her parents as well as her maternal and paternal grandfathers. The life conditions in which Obertyn Jews had to live are described in the poem Molasa ”" Ghetto Sweets; she shows in a fictile, detailed way, psychophysical suffering caused by hunger.
People died in the ghetto because of hunger and physical exhaustion; their bodies were collected on a platform. These deaths do not escape the attention of a sensitive and suffering girl, who years later will write a poem with the title In Remembrance of Innocently Suffering People of Different Ages and Sexes from Kołomyja Ghetto; a picture of the platform will stay in her memory forever. "The open mouth and eyes of these human corpses have been hunting me all my life."
Then she returned from the ghetto with her parents, and escaped from Obertyn, following by her sisters’ death, which she described in a very suggestive way in her poems: Black Kamionka Forest. Part I Testimony and Black Kamionka Forest. Part II Curse). Her parents’ death, hiding, hunger, thirst, fear for life, then indifference as time goes by because life is hard. It would be easier to part with the world, but The Strange Ways of Providence in her Life has chosen for her to live, to be. This is how you could present in short, the content of Krystyna Carmi’s memoire.
The memoire are interspersed with the cover of Doctor Markus Willbach, a friend of the Sorger family to emphasize the authenticity of Krystyna Carmi’s (maiden name: Sorger) memories as the images, situations, and events witnessed by her as a little girl coincide with Doctor Willbach’s account, an adult at that time.
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In the beginning of this book you get a detailed story of Krystyna's childhood. The love that her mother and father shared with her and her sisters is priceless. I love how there are pictures all throughout the book. One gets a full glimpse of who the family members are, what they looked like and the love that they shared together.
You get to know the family and the horrible things the had to endure during the rule of Hitler. Being forced out of their home and sent to the Ghetto to starve. This is all being told through a child's eye. Watching horrific assaults to friends and family, people being shot or mutilated by the German soldiers.
Krystyna speaks of horrible things she had to witness, narrow escapes from death and the fear she had to face during her childhood. Things I would never want even my worst enemy to face. She lost her parents at 11 and she learned that her sisters were killed when she was 12. What a horrible thing for someone to have to go through. Losing family members in such a hateful way is more than anyone should have to bare. Left to survive on her own.
This book, towards the end, made me truly break out in uncontrollable tears. Having gone through so much this child got to the point where she just wanted to give up and die. begging for someone to take her to the police so that she can find her fate.
I must stop here or will be telling you the end of the book. But WOW what a heart wrenching story. Seen through the eyes of a child. This book will give you joy of how a family loved each other so much, yet tare your heart out for what they had to go through.
This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in accurate history of the events during the rule of Hitler. Told by the people who were right there in the middle of it fighting for their lives.
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