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A Vilner, a Partisan: Looking Back Sidd Raichel

A Vilner, a Partisan: Looking Back

Sidd Raichel

Published March 3rd 2009
ISBN : 9780981650579
Hardcover
108 pages
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 About the Book 

Hirschka Varshavtchiks story, written by his son, Sidd Raichel is a personal narrative as well as a dramatic family history. It is also, as described by the son himself in his prologue, a quest that each of us has: I grew up confused, surrounded byMoreHirschka Varshavtchiks story, written by his son, Sidd Raichel is a personal narrative as well as a dramatic family history. It is also, as described by the son himself in his prologue, a quest that each of us has: I grew up confused, surrounded by unuttered family memories I couldnt comprehend. I was all alone in this dark, dark place, where even language itself had failed me. Bits of family stories--true or not, it did not matter--came in hushed breaths. My brother told me once that we got out name Reischer because our father killed a German soldier and took his identity papers. I clutched to each new phrase as a precious piece of the puzzle to answer the questions: Where did I come from? and Who am I?