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A Time to Risk All

The incredible untold story of Mary Elmes, the Irish woman who saved hundreds of children from Nazi Concentration Camps

Author: Clodagh Finn

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 071717560X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Clodagh Finn has travelled throughout Europe to piece together the story of this remarkable, unknown Irish woman, meeting many of those children Mary Elmes saved. Here, in a book packed with courage, heroism, adventure and tragedy, her story is finally remembered. The children called her ‘Miss Mary’, and they remember her kindness still. She gave them food and shelter and later risked her life to help them escape the convoys bound for Auschwitz. Turning her back on a brilliant academic career, Mary Elmes ventured into a war zone to help children in the Spanish Civil War. In 1939, she fled Franco’s forces but continued to work with refugees in France when the Second World War broke out. In 1942, when it became evident that Jews were being deported to their deaths, she smuggled children to safety in the boot of her car. She was arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo, but went straight back to work after her release. When the war was over, Mary married and settled down, never speaking about what she had done. Her story was forgotten. In A Time to Risk All her remarkable story is finally remembered as it should be. 'A compelling portrait of an unsung Irish heroine of two wars' Madeleine Keane, Literary Editor, Sunday Independent ‘Brings to light the life of Mary Elmes, showing a remarkable, independent and courageous woman whose compassion knew no borders.’ Yvonne Altman O’Connor, Culture and Education Director, Irish Jewish Museum

A Time to Risk All

The Incredible Untold Story of Mary Elmes, the Irish Woman who Saved Children from Nazi Concentration Camps

Author: Clodagh Finn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717175611

Category: Jewish children in the Holocaust

Page: 288

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'I am truly grateful to Mary Elmes for the life I might not have had, had it not been for her brave actions to save us and many others. She was truly a heroine.' Michael Freund Mary Elmes was an extraordinary woman. Sometimes known as the 'Irish Schindler', she was born in Cork in 1908 and educated at Trinity College Dublin. She won a scholarship to study at the London School of Economics and travelled to Europe in the 1930s. There, she volunteered to help refugees during the Spanish Civil War. Nothing could have prepared her for the horrific suffering she would witness, but she was determined to aid as many people as she could. When Barcelona fell to Franco's forces, she followed the Spanish refugees to southern France and continued to help them in the camps where they were interned. Soon, she found herself in the middle of another conflict, the Second World War, and was helping refugees of all nationalities. By 1942, it became evident that Jews, who were also held in the camps by the collaborationist Vichy authorities, were in danger of being deported to their death. Mary Elmes risked her life to help children and adults escape. She smuggled children out in the boot of her car and succeeded in getting a number of adults off the convoys going to the Nazi death camps. She was arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo on suspicion of espionage and carrying out a series of hostile acts against Germany. When the war was over, she married a Frenchman and settled down in Perpignan, never speaking about what she had done in either conflict. When the French government offered her its highest honour, the Legion d'Honneur, she turned it down, preferring instead to try put the war behind her. In 2013, she became the first Irish person to be named 'Righteous Among the Nations' at Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Now, finally, her story has come to light and a forgotten heroine will be remembered as she deserves. 'A compelling biography of an unsung hero' The Irish Independent 'A truly amazing and uplifting story, I'd recommend it to anybody.' Marian Finucane 'This is the Irish Schindler story - remarkable' Ivan Yates

The Extraordinary Story of Mary Elmes

The Irish Oskar Schindler

Author: Paddy Butler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786050441

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 6213

The gripping story of one woman's heroism during the twentieth century's bloodiest conflicts. Includes photographs and a wealth of archival material about the woman credited with saving over 200 children from death camps.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136807047

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 546

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

British Women and the Spanish Civil War

Author: Angela Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134471076

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5646

Through oral and written narratives, this book examines the interaction between women and the war in Spain, their motivation, the distinctive form of their involvment and the effect of the war on their individual lives. These themes are related to wider issues, such as the nature of memory and the role of women within the public sphere. The extent to which women engaged with this cause surpasses by far other instances of female mobilization in peace-time Britain. Such a phenomenon therefore can offer lessons to those who would wish to encourage a greater degree of interest amongst women in political activities today.

... Up the Orinoco and Down the Magdalena

Author: John Augustine Zahm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Colombia

Page: 439

View: 5175

South Africa and the Transvaal War

Author: Louis Creswicke

Publisher: N.A


Category: South Africa

Page: N.A

View: 6461

Escape from Sobibor

Author: Richard Rashke

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252064791

Category: History

Page: 391

View: 8444

A story reconstructed from the diaries, notes, and memories of the six hundred Jews who revolted, three hundred of whom escaped the death camp Sobibor

Reading Organization Theory

Author: Albert J. Mills,Anthony Michael Simmons,Tony Simmons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780920059074

Category: Organizational sociology

Page: 253

View: 3181

Encourages the reader to develop a critical approach to organizational analysis, concerned with the application of theory to key issues and questions in the construction of alternative organizations and social formations. Lists of key concepts, examples and discussion questions are included.

Beyond Holy Russia

The Life and Times of Stephen Graham

Author: Michael Hughes

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783740124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 369

View: 4400

This biography examines the long life of the traveller and author Stephen Graham. Graham walked across large parts of the Tsarist Empire in the years before 1917, describing his adventures in a series of books and articles that helped to shape attitudes towards Russia in Britain and the United States. In later years he travelled widely across Europe and North America, meeting some of the best known writers of the twentieth century, including H.G.Wells and Ernest Hemingway. Graham also wrote numerous novels and biographies that won him a wide readership on both sides of the Atlantic. This book traces Graham’s career as a world traveller, and provides a rich portrait of English, Russian and American literary life in the first half of the twentieth century. It also examines how many aspects of his life and writing coincide with contemporary concerns, including the development of New Age spirituality and the rise of environmental awareness. Beyond Holy Russia is based on extensive research in archives of private papers in Britain and the USA and on the many works of Graham himself. The author describes with admirable tact and clarity Graham’s heterodox and convoluted spiritual quest. The result is a fascinating portrait of a man who was for many years a significant literary figure on both sides of the Atlantic.

The life and work of Susan B. Anthony

including public addresses, her own letters and many from her contemporaries during fifty years

Author: Ida Husted Harper

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 3843

Highways and byways in Hampshire

Author: D. H. Moutray Read

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hampshire (England)

Page: 444

View: 1663

Clubs and Club Life in London

With Anecdotes of Its Famous Coffee Houses, Hostelries, and Taverns, from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Time

Author: John Timbs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Clubs

Page: 544

View: 3018

Ayrshire: Its History and Historic Families;

Author: William Robertson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781375539043

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 5101

Invisible Jews

Surviving the Holocaust in Poland

Author: Eddie Bielawski

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976075933


Page: 124

View: 6019

I was born in the town of Wegrow in north-eastern Poland in mid-1938. Not a propitious time and place for a Jewish child to be born. One memory that has been etched indelibly in my mind is the sight of the Nazi army marching toward Russia. Our house was located on the main road leading to the Russian frontier. Day and night they marched - soldiers, trucks, tanks, and more soldiers, in a never ending line - an invincible force. I remember my father, holding me in his arms, saying to my mother, "Who is going to stop them? Certainly not the Russians." One night, my father had a dream. In this dream he saw what he had to do: where to build the bunker, how to build it, and even its dimensions. He would build a bunker under a wooden storage shed behind the house. It would be covered with boards, on top of which would be placed soil and bits of straw which would render it invisible. In order to camouflage the entrance, he would construct a shallow box and fill it with earth and cover it with straw so that it would be indistinguishable from the rest of the earthen floor. Air would be supplied through a drain pipe buried in the earth. This was to be our Noah's Ark that would save us from the initial deluge. It took my father about three weeks to finish the job. When he was done, he took my mother and sister into the shed and asked them if they could find the trap door. When they could not, he was satisfied. My mother prepared dry biscuits, jars of jam made out of beets, some tinned goods such as sardines, some sugar and salt. We placed two buckets in the bunker. One bucket was filled with water, the other bucket was empty and would serve as the latrine. We also took down some blankets, a couple of pillows and some warm clothing. We were ready. For three long years, starting in 1941 when the Nazis started the deportations and mass killings, we hid in secret bunkers, dug in fields, under sheds and houses, or constructed in barns. It seems that the only way that a Jew could survive in wartime Poland was to become invisible. So we became invisible Jews.

The Bent Lens

A World Guide to Gay & Lesbian Film

Author: Lisa Daniel,Claire Jackson

Publisher: Alyson Publications


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 576

View: 4064

Offers an alphabetical listing of more than 2,600 feature films, documentaries, and short films from over fifty countries, covering gay and lesbian filmmaking from 1914 to the present.

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

The Utopian Projects

Author: Ilya Kabakov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783735604620

Category: Artists' preparatory studies

Page: 124

View: 1263

Acclaimed Russian-born American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have been working collaboratively for nearly 30 years.Although built with unbridled imagination and optimism, their installation-based works are directly inspired by the life of a regular citizen under the totalitarian government, the dangers and illusions of utopia, the desire to escape from oppression of Soviet state, limitations of everyday life into dreams and fantasies.Spanning the years between 1985 and the present day, the exhibition The Utopian Projects in the Hirshhorn Museum features more than 20 of the Kabakovs' maquettes and whimsical models. This new publication gives insight into the ideas and realization of the Utopian Projects.Published on the occasion of the exhibition at The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (7 September 2017 - 29 April 2018).

A Place Called Waco

Author: David Thibodeau

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 9781891620423

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5851

One of nine survivors of the attack on the Branch Davidian compound in 1993 describes how he came to join the religious community and offers an eyewitness account of the tragedy

Club Life of London - With Aecdotes of the Clubs, Coffee Houses and Taverns of the Metropolis During the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries -

Author: John Timbs

Publisher: Littlefield Press

ISBN: 9781443788571

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 6561

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... (6) Columns for Discount on Purchases and Discount on Notes on the same side of the Cash Book; (c) Columns for Discount on Sales and Cash Sales on the debit side of the Cash Book; (d) Departmental columns in the Sales Book and in the Purchase Book. Controlling Accounts.--The addition of special columns in books of original entry makes possible the keeping of Controlling Accounts. The most common examples of such accounts are Accounts Receivable account and Accounts Payable account. These summary accounts, respectively, displace individual customers' and creditors' accounts in the Ledger. The customers' accounts are then segregated in another book called the Sales Ledger or Customers' Ledger, while the creditors' accounts are kept in the Purchase or Creditors' Ledger. The original Ledger, now much reduced in size, is called the General Ledger. The Trial Balance now refers to the accounts in the General Ledger. It is evident that the task of taking a Trial Balance is greatly simplified because so many fewer accounts are involved. A Schedule of Accounts Receivable is then prepared, consisting of the balances found in the Sales Ledger, and its total must agree with the balance of the Accounts Receivable account shown in the Trial Balance. A similar Schedule of Accounts Payable, made up of all the balances in the Purchase Ledger, is prepared, and it must agree with the balance of the Accounts Payable account of the General Ledger." The Balance Sheet.--In the more elementary part of the text, the student learned how to prepare a Statement of Assets and Liabilities for the purpose of disclosing the net capital of an enterprise. In the present chapter he was shown how to prepare a similar statement, the Balance Sheet. For all practical...

The Choice

Embrace the Possible

Author: Edith Eva Eger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501130811

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5403

Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award and 2018 Christopher Award “Edith’s strength and courage are remarkable…her life and work are an incredible example of forgiveness, resilience, and generosity.”—Sheryl Sandberg It’s 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive. The horrors of the Holocaust didn’t break Edith. In fact, they helped her learn to live again with a life-affirming strength and a truly remarkable resilience. The Choice is her unforgettable story.

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