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Holocaust Educational Publications
Noémi Ban’s story of the loss of her mother, grandmother, thirteen year-old sister and 6 month-old baby brother and of the suffering she survived while in Auschwitz-Birkenau is tragic; however, the message of this award-winning teacher’s book is one of tolerance hope and love of life.
Several themes pervade each chapter: the importance of perseverance, determination, friendship, responsibility and freedom; the dangers of bigotry, hatred and teasing; and as the title implies, the value of family, friends, trust and sharing in healing from a great loss. The final two chapters include narrative and photos from Mrs. Ban’s return to Auschwitz in 1995 and 1997, as well as suggestions to readers as to lessons that may be learned from this period of history.
Noémi Ban passed away in Bellingham, Washington on Friday June 7, 2019.
“My Hope - I am a survivor and a witness. I love life. I have learned that healing can be found in listening, believing, and remembering with love. You may have a horrific memory. You may have a haunting feeling. Then again, you might not. Either way, I hope that if you are asked to listen to someone, you will do this with love. Love and respect can be given freely. When we do this, together, we make the strength to go on. Then there is hope. That is why sharing is healing.” (Sharing is Healing, pp 73)
If you are interested in purchasing a hard copy of this book please visit The Sharing is Healing website for the order form. http://www.sharingishealing.com/
Publisher (Digital Object)
Western Washington University
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Jews--Hungary--Biography--Juvenile literature; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Hungary--Personal narratives--Juvenile literature; Holocaust survivors--Biography--Juvenile literature; Auschwitz (Concentration camp)--Juvenile literature
Hungary; Poland; United States
History | Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Holocaust survivor, Holocaust educator
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Ban, Noémi--Juvenile literature; Wolpow, Ray--Juvenile literature
Ban, Noémi and Wolpow, Ray, "Sharing is Healing: A Holocaust Survivor's Story" (2006). A Collection of Open Access Books and Monographs. 12.
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