The family : three journeys into the heart of the twentieth century / David Laskin.

Authors: Laskin, David, 1953-
Call number: 929.2 LAS
Publication: New York, New York : Viking, 2013.
Publication date: 2013.
Subject: Jews -- Belarus -- Biography.
Jews, Belarusian -- United States -- Biography.
Jews, Belarusian -- Palestine -- Biography.
Kaganovich family.
Laskin, David, 1953-
Valozhyn (Belarus) -- Biography.
Title: The family : three journeys into the heart of the twentieth century / David Laskin.
Physical description: xi, 383 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
Contents note: Volozhin -- The move to Rakov -- The making of a revolutionary -- The boys -- Lower East Side -- The birth of a business -- Socialist in a black satin dress -- First World War -- Pioneers -- The Depression -- "We will be glad to take you back" -- In love in the land -- Return to Rakov -- "The world of tomorrow" -- Second World War -- Under the big ones -- "They snatch whole streets" -- "Aktion" -- Vilna Ghetto -- Yom Kippur, 1941 -- Wonder girl -- Breakdowns -- Despairing people -- Klooga -- Postwar.
Summary note: Traces the history of the 20th century through the story of an extraordinary Jewish family, recounting how the author's 19th-century ancestors were separated by period upheavals in western Russia and went on to become the founders of the Maidenform Bra Company, pioneers in the contentious birth of Israel, and victims of the Holocaust.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-371) and index.
ISBN: 9780670025473 (hbk.) :
067002547X (hbk.) :
LCCN: 2013017047
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