Named a New York Times Notable Book Winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize Winner of the Anne Frank Prize These shattering stories. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories has ratings and 28 reviews. Paul said: These bitter glimpses of the Holocaust in Poland ring like small folorn bell. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories (Jewish Lives) [Ida Fink, Francine Prose, Madeline G. Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Named.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The last story ecrap in the form of a dialogue, in which witnesses to a mass murder, recalling the day, swing wildly from the meaningless minutiae of investigators to the essence of terror and horror.

Her writing reminds me of a combination of Bruno Schulz and Sandra Cisneros. Ida Fink is a real master and if you want to tickle your nerves with something true and horrifying better read her then Step Wow, amazing stories! Postwar episodes involving non-Jews scra death-tainted.

Jan 03, Jaksen rated it it was amazing. Jun 11, Alana Cash rated it it was amazing.

A Scrap of Time

One feels the tragedy, the panic, the desperation. I learned so much and my knowledge on Holocaust literature has expanded enormously. Maybe in the summer months, when you can go outside afterwards and feel warmed by light and nature, but not in the bleak midwinter.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The book imbues you with that desperation, fear and numbness of idx without even depicting actual bestiality of that bloody mess.


Amazingly touching and real. Books by Ida Scgap. Or the story of a young woman, a survivor, who meets an American near the end of the war. It really was just little scraps of time- chunks of lives from people involved in the Holocaust.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your sfrap and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. How their lives came to revolve not around agricultural or cultural seasons, but by when people disappeared through these “aktions”.

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories. Sep 12, Jennie rated it it was amazing. But I will stop here and suggest that this is a book that should be read. Just so hard to read. It turned out to be timr beautiful story about love, compansionship and protection.

A Scrap of Time and Other Stories by Ida Fink

It’s hard to just write a short “review” of the book, isn’t it? However, when I first asked him ‘what he did’ during the war, he said he served ice cream to German POWS in a prison camp. Jun 23, Ana rated it it was amazing Shelves: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Daphne, not all the stories are sad if that helps.

This is a very fine thought-provoking collection of dia. As Agafia says in “Behind the Hedge”, “We have to know about it. Open Preview See a Problem?

It goes on for a couple more paragraphs, but you get the picture. This book features a series of short memories of the days when the Nazis were decimating Polish people.


He professes to love her but wants her to keep her ‘Ayran,’ or ‘non-Jewish-sounding name’ a secret. Apr 21, Sandy Korom tume it it was amazing. It leaves a significant impact. My library Help Advanced Book Search. They finish dinner, it’s late, 10 at night, but before the boy goes to bed he has to play the Key Game.

Stories of people in hiding, lying in cramped quarters for days on end to the point they can barely walk when at last they emerge. Sometimes xcrap story is grotesque, sometimes it is beautiful, and often it is both. Each of them painful. And he’s got to stamp his feet louder. Parents mourn fonk only the deaths, but the very births of their children–bewildered, grieving and heroic.

A compelling collection of stories from Holocaust survivors. December 14, at 8: I44 S A Scrap of Time and Other Stories[1] written by Ida Finkis a collection of fictional short stories relating various characters to the Jewish experience of the Holocaust.

Could the owner have done something to save the young woman?

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The stories themselves are often just scraps, two or three pages in which we enter in the middle of something but just for a short time.

I slip in sideways Of course, I expected that, but oh! I will not tell you what happens. Read, highlight, scrzp take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.