The Seamstress

The Seamstress By Sara Tuvel Bernstein Louise Loots Thornton Marlene Bernstein Samuels, The Seamstress From its opening pages in which she recounts her own premature birth triggered by terrifying rumors of an incipient pogrom Bernstein s tale is clearly not a typical memoir of the Holocaust She was
  • Title: The Seamstress
  • Author: Sara Tuvel Bernstein Louise Loots Thornton Marlene Bernstein Samuels
  • ISBN: 9780425166307
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Seamstress By Sara Tuvel Bernstein Louise Loots Thornton Marlene Bernstein Samuels, From its opening pages, in which she recounts her own premature birth, triggered by terrifying rumors of an incipient pogrom, Bernstein s tale is clearly not a typical memoir of the Holocaust She was born into a large family in rural Romania and grew up feisty and willing to fight back physically against anti Semitism from other schoolchildren She defied her father s or From its opening pages, in which she recounts her own premature birth, triggered by terrifying rumors of an incipient pogrom, Bernstein s tale is clearly not a typical memoir of the Holocaust She was born into a large family in rural Romania and grew up feisty and willing to fight back physically against anti Semitism from other schoolchildren She defied her father s orders to turn down a scholarship that took her to Bucharest, and got herself expelled from that school when she responded to a priest teacher s vicious diatribe against the Jews by hurling a bottle of ink at him After a series of incidents that ranged from dramatic escapes to a year in a forced labor detachment, Sara ended up in Ravensbruck, a women s concentration camp, and managed to survive She tells this story with style and power Kirkus Reviews
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    1. This book is frustrating me and making me angry I want to throw it at the ghostwriter for elevating herself to co author and giving her opinion and thoughts constantly You aren t interesting, your thoughts aren t relevant I wanted to read the biography of Sara Bernstein who survived, one of very few, the women s concentration camp in Ravensbruk.The constant reminders from a woman who should have taken a back seat as the ghostwriter that her input is Important, and that she needs to tell us about [...]

    2. Finished A very good holocaust book, different from others maybe because you follow the main character from her youth You follow Seren through many years She is feisty It is also very interesting to know that Sara did not tell the author everything The missing bits are revealing The reader knows of them because Seren s daughter has added information and interesting comments about what it is like to be the daughter of two parents who have survived the holocaust Through page 273 these pages have [...]

    3. I thought this was a great Holocaust memoir and definitely worth reading I think it is very important to never forget the Holocaust, though it is hard to enjoy these types of book They are always disturbing, but I think that it is good for us to feel disturbed and remember The Holocaust should never be swept under the rug because it is too unpleasant to think about We need to feel uncomfortable about what happened It was true, it was real, it was unbelievably horrific Seren was a real survivor a [...]

    4. A Holocaust survivor s story, sometimes graphic, sometimes horrifying, and in a word depressing The problem is, the first book I ever read about the Holocaust was Corrie ten Boom s The Hiding Place, which deals with the horrors of Hitler s regime in the light of God s love That book, itself, is a masterpiece of grace This becomes a problem for me because I unconsciously want every book on the subject matter to measure up to that I realize the Holocaust will never be something that we read about [...]

    5. The Holocaust is one of the darkest moments of human history, if not the darkest moment The Seamstress by Sarah Tuvel Bernstein is poignant coming of age memoir showcasing the indomitable human spirit Sarah Tuvel Bernstein, herein referred to as Seren Tuvel, was a Romanian Jew Much of Seren s story is shaped around her large family she was one of nine Her father was a lumber mill manager and was what we could consider lower middle class today Her formal education ended at elementary school, yet [...]

    6. One of the best holocaust memoirs I have read, a story of true triumph When Sara was finally rescued in the closing days of WWII, she weighed forty four pounds, I felt myself being lifted up in two arms I opened my eyes One of the American soldiers was carrying me I closed my eyes again Drops of water began splashing on my cheeks and running down my neckI realized that the soldier carrying me was crying, his tears falling on my face She, and two of her companions, survived in camps where 99 out [...]

    7. An extraordinary, unsentimental story by an extraordinary woman This is powerful truth, akin to horror at some points and heartwarming at others, with a strong female hero Seren is a hero by any account She s a tough woman who shouldn t have survived but did using intelligence and determination Although Seren s young life involved the Holocaust, the book is about her family and her own wisdom and grit in every situation It s part of Seren s journey to a life she must have cherished every day Alt [...]

    8. Since beginning this book I have pondered much on the wickedness of mankind There is so much hatred I have never experienced pure hatred due to who I am, based on religion, color, creed, whatever I am thankful to have been raised by parents who taught me to love all, to follow the example of my Saviour, and to strive to be like Him perfectly loving in all things Although I am far from His perfection, I am thankful that love, not hate, is natural for me.I cannot recommend this book highly enough [...]

    9. The Seamstress is the memoir of author Seren Sara Tuvel Bernstein, a Romanian Jew who came of age during the rise of the Third Reich, was expelled from Romania, arrested and beaten by Hungarian Guard, forced into a temporary labor camp where her sister was shot and killed before her eyes, and eventually ended up on a concentration camp before escaping liberated by American forces while being transported, likely for execution.What was somewhat unique about The Seamstress is that the book was abou [...]

    10. I couldn t put it down One of those intensely riveting personal accounts that is both heart rending and inspiring, powerful and vivid It can be hard at times, but the way she relates her story and her personal experiences without pity, selfishness, hardness, or despair is amazing in itself A testament to the human will to live through suffering After I read a story such as this, I feel like I have learned life lessons and I am a better person for it Helps me to remember all the little things tha [...]

    11. Another holocaust memoir, but this one takes place in Romania and Hungary Seren Tuvel entered a force labor camp in the middle of 1944 and was then sent to Ravensbruck, a camp for women only Ravensbruck was one of the worst camps during WWII Seren was sent there to die, but survived Even though she was sent there towards the end of the war, when the war was over, she weighed only 44 pounds I enjoyed this memoir because it took place in Romania, and not Germany Not knowing much about Romania and [...]

    12. Excellent recent memoir from a Romanian Holocaust survivor She was sent to a camp near Berlin that I d never heard of before all women prisoners, where one in twenty survived As with some other survivors, Sara s catalyst to write her story came a few decades later when she heard a professor claim the Jews contrived the hardships in the death camps to arouse sympathy She had to tell her story.I like the excerpt one reviewer included a powerful moment When Sara was in her late twenties and was fin [...]

    13. Not a typical memoir of the Holocaust Serin is born into a large family in rural Romania and grows up feisty and willing to fight back physically against anti Semitism from other schoolchildren She defies her lumber mill manager father s orders to turn down a scholarship that takes her to Bucharest She furthers her education until she can stand the priests vicious diatribe against the Jews no longer and hurls a bottle of ink at him She finds herself in need of an apprenticeship and place to stay [...]

    14. This book is by far my favorite WW2 book that I have read I felt that I had become very close to the characters in the book I grew to love and appreciate the simple things of life I just don t get how people could treat another human being so inhuman, I just really don t get it It was all over Europe, like a plague, I don t get how Teenagers and husbands could turn in there mothers in for being Jewish and then call them filthy names.I would recommend this book over and over again to anyone who w [...]

    15. This is one of the most moving stories I have ever read It is the autobiography of a Jewish Romanian girl who survived the Holocaust in Ravensbruck and later, Dachau, with her spirit, if not her body, intact It is a story that has been told and retold, but the juxtaposition of man s inhumanity to man in the face of an iron will to survive can never be told too many times.

    16. I have greatly enjoyed reading this suspenceful, first person autobiography, of Sara Bernstein s life Her story is incredible I don t know why it has not been made into a movie I was hooked before the first chapter was over I highly recommend it to any history lover, such as myself

    17. What an absolutely incredible book I wasn t sure what to expect I read the back summary, and it didn t particularly grab my attention, but I got the book as a Christmas present, so I knew I was going to have to read it eventually.Boy, was I wrong to even doubt that this could have been good in any way It s definitely a heartbreaking story, but the way that it s written is so incredibly intriguing, it s hard to put down I am a typically slow reader, but I finished this book in a little over a wee [...]

    18. When someone recounts something so horrific, I often find myself wanting to understand what it felt like to be in a situation I could not possibly comprehend Even tough this was an emotional topic, this book was not about the author s emotion It was a narrative that focused on the facts Rather than taking away from the story, it allowed the facts to stand by themselves IMO, most readers would be hard pressed to listen to the matter of fact experiences and not feel complete shock The juxtapositio [...]

    19. An interesting addition to the Holocaust survivor memoir canon Tuvel Bernstein survived, amazingly, the horrors of Ravensbruck, where they pretty much starved the women She wrote this story a long time before it was published, and eventually it got into the publishing world s hands.The things I found interesting The different ways people in different camps transformed themselves in order to survive Tuvel Berstein noted that when she ultimately came into contact with Auschwitz prisoners, she foun [...]

    20. A memoir of Sara Tuvel Bernstein and the life of her Romanian family pre and post WWII Sara was a bright young woman who excelled in school and as a seamstress The first half of the memoir is about her life as a girl, her family, going to school, how she developed a career as a seamstress, and how political rides began to change around them.Sara had strong spirit, determination, optisimism, courage, strength of character and luck helped her survive Ravensbruck, a concentration camp for women nor [...]

    21. Think of all the problems and stress in our lives Just when we think that life today is tough , think againThe Seamstress is the amazing memoir of Seren Sara Tuvel, a holocaust survivor When originally interviewed for her story, she merely referred to her life spent in the concentration camps as a waste of time This just gives you an idea of what a remarkable woman she was, with an incredible strength of character In all senses, she was a true survivor.Her story begins in Transylvania, where she [...]

    22. Like others, I could not put this book down Sara s story was captivating She was incredibly strong in the face of horror The fact that she was not German and explains what happened to the Jews in Eastern Europe gave me a perspective I have not had And, like other reviewers, I found her lack of bitterness amazing This was the first Holocaust book I ve read which made me understand that people had no idea what happened to members of their families when they suddenly disappeared From Sara s perspec [...]

    23. The audio version of The Seamstress was well narrated, compelling and captivating, providing an understanding of the impact of Germany s political aggression and conflict with Russia on the innocent Jewish citizens of Romania and Hungary In December of 1937, when the moderate Liberal Party was defeated, powerful, right wing conservative groups arose and began marches and attacks on Jewish citizens and Gypsies who became their scapegoats Sara Tuvel s determination to survive and make sure her sis [...]

    24. This book follows Seren Tuvel throughout her life This starts when she is a young girl in Transylvania and follows her through labor camps, imprisonment, concentration camps, and the rest of her life This book I have read many memoirs of WWII I have been to the Holocaust museum in Detroit, MI to hear a speaker tell her tail Of course I learned what they taught in history We all have been taught of the horrid Auschwitz and the crematoriums After reading this book I now know the suffering o [...]

    25. This was fascinating It told the story of the Nazi invasion of Romania which I knew very little about gypsies and such The horrors were much like western Europe endured, but the cultural background was an interesting historical point This amazing Romanian Jew survived, and emigrated after the war One of her last comments really stayed with me, about how as much as you try not to let the Holocaust define you, its effects are something you live with forever, and people have no idea of the pain you [...]

    26. Tremendous account of the horrors of persecution It is particularly valuable because it covers Sara s life before and after the war and her life starts in eastern Europe and area I know less about than western Europe I was amazed to learn that some who were forced into labor brigades by the Hungarian army were actually proud to serve, believing that they were doing something for their country Too horrible, too brutal We must never forget the level of savagery to which people can descend and how [...]

    27. I ve read a lot of Holocaust books, but this one was definitely worth reading And frankly, I will continue reading Holocaust books, because this history should never be forgotten.Sara is Romanian She tells the story of how life remained pretty normal, until one day she is put into prison and beaten, for no reason She is released and resumes her life, trying to earn income enough to support her sisters, niece, and her mother who lives in a distant town She looks Gentile, so she is overlooked in s [...]

    28. Reads like a novel but actually a fascinating memoir of a young woman s time in Ravensbrook a concentration camp that was all women and from which only 5% of the inmates survived So horrible and what a spirit this author has Her story of the aftermath of the holicost was also fascinating I m not sure how I thought most Germans would treat the Jews after the revilations of the Hollicaust I ve never heard that Jews were treated badly after the war too denied rations, housing and basically treated [...]

    29. As with most Holocaust memoirs, the recounting of the atrocities endured by so many was difficult and heart wrenching to read However, as was discussed in our book club, each survivor needs to, and must, tell their story And I, as a reader, can learn from their strength and determination to face the challenges in my own very cushy life From Corrie ten Boom I learned forgiveness, from Anne Frank I learned the value of family, and from Sara Tuvel I learned the value of optimism when facing life s [...]

    30. I am sure everyone by now is wondering how many of these books can I possibly read and enjoy Well, a lot and the holocaust survival story is all the same but very different for each person and each account The story line is the same, yes it the people are what make the book This has a strong female lead role that it was hard not to marvel at her desire to simple live knowing her days were a waste That is how she explains the war, a waste of her time.

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