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The Ravine

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A single photograph—an exceptionally rare "action shot" documenting the horrific final moment of the murder of a family—drives a riveting process of discovery for a gifted Holocaust scholar
In 2009, the acclaimed author of Hitler's Furies was shown a photograph just brought to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The documentation of the Holocaust is vast, but there are virtually no images of a Jewish family at the actual moment of murder, in this case by German officials and Ukrainian collaborators. A Ukrainian shooter's rifle is inches from a woman's head, obscured in a cloud of smoke. She is bending forward, holding the hand of a barefooted little boy. And—only one of the shocking revelations of Wendy Lower's brilliant ten-year investigation of this image—the shins of another child, slipping from the woman's lap.

Wendy Lower's forensic and archival detective work—in Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, Israel, and the United States—recovers astonishing layers of detail concerning the open-air massacres in Ukraine. The identities of mother and children, of the killers—and, remarkably, of the Slovakian photographer who openly took the image, as a secret act of resistance—are dramatically uncovered. Finally, in the hands of this brilliant exceptional scholar, a single image unlocks a new understanding of the place of the family unit in the ideology of Nazi genocide.


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Publisher: HMH Books Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9780358605126
  • File size: 168350 KB
  • Release date: February 16, 2021
  • Duration: 05:50:43

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  • ISBN: 9780358605126
  • File size: 168371 KB
  • Release date: February 16, 2021
  • Duration: 05:54:44
  • Number of parts: 6

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History Nonfiction

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A single photograph—an exceptionally rare "action shot" documenting the horrific final moment of the murder of a family—drives a riveting process of discovery for a gifted Holocaust scholar
In 2009, the acclaimed author of Hitler's Furies was shown a photograph just brought to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The documentation of the Holocaust is vast, but there are virtually no images of a Jewish family at the actual moment of murder, in this case by German officials and Ukrainian collaborators. A Ukrainian shooter's rifle is inches from a woman's head, obscured in a cloud of smoke. She is bending forward, holding the hand of a barefooted little boy. And—only one of the shocking revelations of Wendy Lower's brilliant ten-year investigation of this image—the shins of another child, slipping from the woman's lap.

Wendy Lower's forensic and archival detective work—in Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, Israel, and the United States—recovers astonishing layers of detail concerning the open-air massacres in Ukraine. The identities of mother and children, of the killers—and, remarkably, of the Slovakian photographer who openly took the image, as a secret act of resistance—are dramatically uncovered. Finally, in the hands of this brilliant exceptional scholar, a single image unlocks a new understanding of the place of the family unit in the ideology of Nazi genocide.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HMH Books
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780358605126
    File size: 168350 KB
    Release date: February 16, 2021
    Duration: 05:50:43

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780358605126
    File size: 168371 KB
    Release date: February 16, 2021
    Duration: 05:54:44
    Number of parts: 6

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English