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.
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Published January 26, 2010
Biographies & Memoirs, History, Parenting & Relationships.