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Day after night : a novel
Anita Diamant
Adult Fiction DIAMANT

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Summary: Just as she gave voice to the silent women of the Old Testament inThe Red Tent, Anita Diamant creates a cast of breathtakingly vivid characters -- young women who escaped to Israel from Nazi Europe -- in this intensely dramatic novel.Day After Nightis based on the extraordinary true story of the October 1945 rescue of more than two hundred prisoners from the Atlit internment camp, a prison for "illegal" immigrants run by the British military near the Mediterranean coast south of Haifa. The story is told through the eyes of four young women at the camp with profoundly different stories. All of them survived the Holocaust: Shayndel, a Polish Zionist; Leonie, a Parisian beauty; Tedi, a hidden Dutch Jew; and Zorah, a concentration camp survivor. Haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, afraid to begin to hope, Shayndel, Leonie, Tedi, and Zorah find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience even as they confront the challenge of re-creating themselves in a strange new country.This is an unforgettable story of tragedy and redemption, a novel that reimagines a moment in history with such stunning eloquence that we are haunted and moved by every devastating detail.Day After Nightis a triumphant work of fiction.


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main characters Tedi
Female
Dutch
HId in a barn for years before being turned in and sent to an internment camp.

Leonie
Female
French
Spent time in an internment camp.

Shayndel
Female
Refugee
Heroine of the Polish partisan movement; zionist; spent time in an internment camp.

Zorah
Female
REFUgee
Concentration camp survivor.



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