Broken Birds, The Story of My Momila by Jeannette Katzir

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World War II has long since ended, and yet Jaclyn and her four brothers and sisters grow up learning to survive it. Having pulled through the Holocaust on the principle of constant distrust, their mother, Channa, dutifully teaches her children to cling to one another while casting a suspicious eye to the outside world. When Channa dies, the unexpected contents of her will force her adult children to confront years of suppressed indignation. For Jaclyn and her siblings, the greatest war will not be against strangers, but against one another.

Broken Birds, The Story of My Momila is Jeannette Katzir’s achingly honest memoir of the enduring effects of war. From her parents’ harrowing experiences during the Holocaust to her own personal battles, Katzir exposes the maladies of heart and mind that those broken by war inevitably and unintentionally pass down to the generations that follow.

 

About Jeannette Katzir

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Jeannette Katzir's work is an analysis of human nature and the notion of "Family" through teh revelation of personal histories, secrets and in-depth research. She is facinated with great outdoors and humans'role as a partner to it and to themselves. She is an avid nature photographer and dedicated equestrian. Jeannette has resided in the Los Angeles area since 1960.
 
Published January 26, 2010 by Self. 376 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Parenting & Relationships.

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“. . . informative and insightful.”

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Jeannette Katzir --- Channa's second child and first daughter, born in 1954 --- may not be a professional writer, but she's a natural storyteller.

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