It Was Evening, It Was Morning

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After a long period of silence, the Holocaust emerged as a major force in all areas of creativity. There was an outpouring of literature, even an intermingling of fact and fiction, which dealt mainly with the Ghetto, the concentration camp experience and the destruction of European Jewry. Insufficient attention focused on ''The Aftermath,'' the period from 1945 until 1952, when large numbers of shattered survivors were literally abandoned in Displaced Persons camps because they had nowhere to go. They had survived the turbulent Nazi era; now, adrift and forgotten, this was an additional tragedy.  It Was Evening, It Was Morning: Scandinavia in the Aftermath of World War II explores the lives of survivors who settled in Sweden after the war and rebuilt their lives. These accounts, based on personal interviews, radiate inspiration and hope. They fill us with pride and give us strength. Includes 20 pages with photographs and documents. 


Chana Sharfstein is a noted author, educator, lecturer and tour guide. Daughter of the legendary Rabbi J.I. Zuber, she was raised and educated in Stockholm, Sweden. A retired member of the Board of Education of New York City, Chana is presently a docent at the Museum of Jewish Heritage at Battery Park, as well as the Center for Jewish History in Chelsea, New York. For twenty-five years she served as president of Scandinavia Trio Tours conducting kosher tours to Scandinavia.  Mrs. Sharfstein is the author of the children's books The Little Leaf, The Call of the Shofar and The Secret of Success. Her most recent book, a collection of stories from the community of Crown Heights, Beyond the Dollar Line, was published in 2010.