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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A Scrap of Time and Other Stories[1] written by Ida Finkis a collection of fictional short stories relating various characters scap the Jewish experience of the Holocaust. Refresh and try again. Mar 26, Paul Bryant rated it really liked it Shelves: He pulls out drawers, slams doors and yells “Just a minute, I can’t find them, I don’t know where Mummy put them! Northwestern Univ Press Amazon. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Told in simple language that belies the harsh reality.

Balooo rated it liked it Sep 12, Of course, I expected that, but oh! Yes, I cried lots but it was uplifting too. How their lives came to revolve not around agricultural or cultural seasons, but by when people disappeared through these “aktions”. These were real people.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They don’t come out in your face and say “Holocaust in Poland” but break your heart nonetheless with people knowing what is coming and facing it such as a family with a preschooler who is prepared to answer the door to Nazis and give his dad time to hide, telling the Nazis This book is stunning. Manju A rated it really liked it Sep 27, Retrieved from ” https: And he’s got to stamp his feet louder.

Jan 25, Terri Lynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: We begin at the beginning of the Idw before the Jews really knew what was going on. The novel deals with the issue of the Holocaust: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. If you are like me and can’t bear to read about bad things happening to dogs, don’t read the Dog story.

A Scrap of Time

I did not finish the book feeling depressed if that makes a difference. December 15, at 2: So emotionally heavy and dramatizing but so wonderfully written that they are light like feathers. In most cases, non-Jewish Poles, though some were witnessed by Jews who survived.

As one reads along, one realizes that the stories despite being unrelated, are arranged in a chronological order from the beginning of the war to its aftermath.


Beautiful and painful – an exquisite collection of short stories that raise holocaust literature to a high standard.

Want to Read saving…. Mar 13, Deborah rated it it was amazing. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Lost in sleep the husband thinks that the buzzing is a fly but it turns out to be the Nazi trucks rolling into the flnk.

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The book imbues you with that desperation, fear and numbness of death without even depicting actual bestiality of that bloody mess. But that short time is so often devastating that I frequently found myself in tears.

Which may be a long while.

Of course Holocaust literature is almost always very powerful, harrowing, poignant, terrifying. Each story narrows the perspective on the war and the Holocaust in a unique and detailed way. A Scrap of Time and Other Stories. I slip in sideways