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A Wolf in the Attic", a memoir by Dr. Sophia Richman adds a valuable perspective to the literature of the .

A Wolf in the Attic", a memoir by Dr. Sophia Richman adds a valuable perspective to the literature of the Holocaust. Dr. Richman was a hidden child in Poland who survived to tell her story of what it meant to transcend such an ordeal and then go on to try to strive for and fit in with normal life. I thought the book was excellent! I have read dozens of books about the Holocaust and this document certainly offers a different and vital perspective that has not previously been covered in the literature. As you progress through the book, it is quite clear that the after-effects for Holocaust survivors are persistent and nagging, and greatly affect them for the rest of their lives.

A Wolf in the Attic book. Who knew when I sat in homeroom with Sophia Richman that she was a survivor of the Holocaust. How wonderful that Ms. Richman could so eloquently write about her childhood and do it with honesty and candor. Oct 31, 2008 Ed Shiley rated it really liked it. wonderful book giving a different view of the Holocaust, equally devasting and awful but from the point of view of survivers.

Not surprisingly, as a child psychiatrist son of Holocaust. survivors, Dr Sophia Richman’s memoir, the story of a child emerging from.

The Legacy of a Hidden Child of the Holocaust. New York: Hawthorn Press, 2002. Not surprisingly, as a child psychiatrist son of Holocaust. a life of hiding, touched me on many personal and professional levels. Richman’s childhood emerged from attics, physical and psychological, her. child’s mind exiled from ordinary children’s experiences. What makes Richman’s memoir so original is the brutal honesty with which.

Not surprisingly, as a child psychiatrist son of Holocaust survivors, Dr Sophia Richman’s memoir, the story of a child emerging from a life of hiding, touched me on many personal and professional levels. Not surprisingly, as a child psychiatrist son of Holocaust survivors, Dr Sophia Richman’s memoir, the story of a child emerging from a life of hiding, touched me on many personal and professional levels. Richman’s childhood emerged from attics, physical and psychological, her child’s mind exiled from ordinary children’s experiences.

A Wolf in the Attic is a powerful memoir written by a psychoanalyst who was a hidden child in Poland during World War I. The Holocaust was in the air that I breathed daily for the first four years of my life. I took it in deeply without awareness or critical judgment

A Wolf in the Attic is a powerful memoir written by a psychoanalyst who was a hidden child in Poland during World War II. Her story, in addition to its immediate impact, illustrates her struggle to come to terms with the powerful yet sometimes subtle impact of childhood trauma. In the author's words: As a very young child I experienced the Holocaust in a way that made it almost impossible to integrate and make sense of the experience. I took it in deeply without awareness or critical judgment. I ingested it with the milk I drank from my mother’s breast.

A Wolf in the Attic: Even though she was only two, the little girl knew she must never go into the attic. Born during the Holocaust in what was once a part of Poland, Sophia Richman spent her early years in hiding in a small village near Lwów, the city where she was born. Strange noises came from there. Mama said there was a wolf upstairs, a hungry, dangerous wolf. Hidden in plain sight, both she and her mother passed as Christian Poles. Later, her father, who escaped from a concentration camp, found them and hid in their attic until the liberation. This work is a unique exposition of a journey to overcome a traumatic past and to engage fully in life under renewed circumstances yet with the past just under the surface. The process of coming to terms with this dicotomy is at the heart of the work and is very moving. It had the taste of fear and despair. A Wolf in the Attic: The Legacy of a Hidden Child of the Holocaust by Sophia Richman (Paperback, 2002). Brand new: lowest price.

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A Wolf in the Attic: Even though she was only two, the little girl knew she must never go into the attic. Strange noises came from there. Mama said there was a wolf upstairs, a hungry, dangerous wolf . . . but the truth was far more dangerous than that. Much too dangerous to tell a Jewish child marked for death. One cannot mourn what one doesn’t acknowledge, and one cannot heal if one does not mourn . . . A Wolf in the Attic is a powerful memoir written by a psychoanalyst who was a hidden child in Poland during World War II. Her story, in addition to its immediate impact, illustrates her struggle to come to terms with the powerful yet sometimes subtle impact of childhood trauma.In the author's words: “As a very young child I experienced the Holocaust in a way that made it almost impossible to integrate and make sense of the experience. For me, there was no life before the war, no secure early childhood to hold in mind, no context in which to place what was happening to me and around me. The Holocaust was in the air that I breathed daily for the first four years of my life. I took it in deeply without awareness or critical judgment. I ingested it with the milk I drank from my mother’s breast. It had the taste of fear and despair.”Born during the Holocaust in what was once a part of Poland, Sophia Richman spent her early years in hiding in a small village near Lwów, the city where she was born. Hidden in plain sight, both she and her mother passed as Christian Poles. Later, her father, who escaped from a concentration camp, found them and hid in their attic until the liberation.The story of the miraculous survival of this Jewish family is only the beginning of their long journey out of the Holocaust. The war years are followed by migration and displacement as the refugees search for a new homeland. They move from Ukraine to Poland to France and eventually settle in America. A Wolf in the Attic traces the effects of the author’s experiences on her role as an American teen, a wife, a mother, and eventually, a psychoanalyst. A Wolf in the Attic explores the impact of early childhood trauma on the author’s: education career choices attitudes toward therapy, both as patient and therapist social interactions love/family relationships parenting style and decisions regarding her daughter religious orientationRepeatedly told by her parents that she was too young to remember the war years, Sophia spent much of her life trying to ”remember to forget” what she did indeed remember. A Wolf in the Attic follows her life as she gradually becomes able to reclaim her past, to understand its impact on her life and the choices she has made, and finally, to heal a part of herself that she had been so long taught to deny.

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Tygrarad
A most amazing, suspenseful and often painful autobiography. Dr. Richman tells of surviving the holocaust as a toddler, by being raised as a Catholic, with a dangerous wolf, her father, hidden in the attic. But, even as a psychologist it took much of a lifetime to stop hiding herself from herself and the wold. As I read, I was, many times, moved to tears.
Made-with-Love
"Memoirs, the signature literary form of the 21st century, speak to us

privately of the most intimate aspects of life. The fact that Sophia Richman is a

child survivor of the Holocaust as well as a psychoanalyst and applies both of these vantage points to her life narrative, takes this memoir into new territory.

She writes of the realms of childhood, adolescence and adulthood through the

prism of someone whose very existence once depended on keeping a

secret. This is an engaging and very special book in the memoir literature and one that will inspire

readers as well as writers who have difficulty formulating and then articulating their

own story."
Hellblade
"A Wolf in the Attic", a memoir by Dr. Sophia Richman adds a valuable perspective to the literature of the Holocaust. Dr. Richman was a hidden child in Poland who survived to tell her story of what it meant to transcend such an ordeal and then go on to try to strive for and fit in with normal life. This work is a unique exposition of a journey to overcome a traumatic past and to engage fully in life under renewed circumstances yet with the past just under the surface. The process of coming to terms with this dicotomy is at the heart of the work and is very moving. Dr. Richman has created a compelling narrative which reveals the two faceted experience of a life of achievement and momentum amidst unconscious symbols of tragedy. The fact that the author was successful in so many ways in overcoming her trauma is an inspiration. Her story is a special one amongst Holocaust memoirs. Dr. Richman's work is highly recommended for its humanity, complexity and poignancy.
JoJoshura
This was extrememly powerful. Memoir
--what I grew up calling autobiography--
is dramatic, especially when the action
is life and death -- and a part of history.

A must read...to better understand the holocaust from a survivor-child's point of view.
Flamehammer
I thought the book was excellent! I have read dozens of books about the Holocaust and this document certainly offers a different and vital perspective that has not previously been covered in the literature. As you progress through the book, it is quite clear that the after-effects for Holocaust survivors are persistent and nagging, and greatly affect them for the rest of their lives. Sophia Richman's experience demonstrates that tragic events that surround young children can stalk in their minds like "A Wolf in the Attic".
A Wolf in the Attic: The Legacy of a Hidden Child of the Holocaust download epub
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Author: Sophia Richman
ISBN: 0789015498
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 22, 2002)
Pages: 294 pages