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Sidonia's Thread: The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America By Hanna Perlstein Marcus Sidonia s Thread The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America Did you and your parent ever keep a secret that lasted a lifetime When Hanna Perlstein and her mother Sidonia come to Springfield Massachusetts from a displaced persons camp after World War II the
  • Title: Sidonia's Thread: The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America
  • Author: Hanna Perlstein Marcus
  • ISBN: 9781466345034
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sidonia's Thread: The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America By Hanna Perlstein Marcus Did you and your parent ever keep a secret that lasted a lifetime When Hanna Perlstein and her mother, Sidonia, come to Springfield, Massachusetts from a displaced persons camp after World War II, they know no one in America With no other family, except each other, they build a world that revolves around Sidonia s extraordinary talent with a needle and thread to create bDid you and your parent ever keep a secret that lasted a lifetime When Hanna Perlstein and her mother, Sidonia, come to Springfield, Massachusetts from a displaced persons camp after World War II, they know no one in America With no other family, except each other, they build a world that revolves around Sidonia s extraordinary talent with a needle and thread to create beautiful garments while Hanna serves as her dutiful model As Sidonia becomes well known in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut for her remarkable sewing talent, she continues to keep her inner secrets about her past hidden not only from her daughter but from everyone else Determined to craft a life of pride, self reliance and perseverance, Sidonia teaches her daughter to stand up straight in fashion and in life Sidonia s Thread uses sewing metaphors to tell the tale of these two women as though stitched together like a handmade garment Why did Sidonia keep these significant life secrets, and why was Hanna so afraid to ask about them When Sidonia moves to elderly housing, Hanna steals some of her old letters and photographs hoping to find clues to her paternity, her mother s reclusive behavior, and her heritage Combined with a trip to her mother s Hungarian homeland and a phone conversation with her father, Hanna s surprising discoveries inspire a revised view of her life with her mother, replacing her conflicting emotions toward her mother with true reverence.
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    1. There are so many lives that have forever been affected by World War II For many, their stories ended in the German concentration camps The survivors have stories to tell and we don t always want to hear them Isn t one story the same as another I think not As I read Sidona s Thread The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America I was reminded of the uniqueness of each individual who came through that time Hanna Perlstein Marcus was born at the Bergen Belson displaced persons c [...]


    2. I found Sidonia s Thread to be one of the most inspiring books I ve ever had the pleasure of reading I could identify with the author, as my own grandparents emmigrated from Germany in the 1920 s and had to build a life, learn the language, and took great pride in becoming American citizens The atrocities Sidonia faced before coming to America eventually received world wide recognition The author does an excellent job in describing in detail how her mother came to be the person she was I loved t [...]


    3. I was blown away about this memoir of a mother who survived the Holocaust and her daughter who learned , piece by piece, about the choices her mother had to make to ensure their life in America For those who are interested in stories about Holocaust survivors as well as the next generation who were raised by them, this is a great read Also, the writer organized it according to the chapters of her mother s favorite sewing book I have already recommended it to my mother.


    4. Very goodI really enjoyed reading this account of a holocaust victims life after the holocaust As always, these accounts are incredibly sad, how can they not be Sidonia was an incredible woman I d say even a bit ahead of the times Worth reading.



    5. This is the story of Sidonia as written by her daughter, Hannah Hannah did not take a traditional approach in telling her mother s story Sidonia had one skill that carried through life She was an exemplenary seamstress In telling her story, Hannah used a sewing technique to organize each chapter For example, when discussing fitting and fitting clothes, she also discussed how her mother fit into her new family especially after divorce.Sidonia was the only member of her family to survive the conce [...]


    6. This is such a poignant memoir, one I will be reading again I have read a number of books by survivors of the holocaust, and this book is once again unique, even though some of the story is familiar the family came to be in a concentration camp, how the whole family was lost except for the mother, and how she carried many of her secrets to her grave, and how her experiences as a prisoner of the concentration camp, as a holocaust survivor shaped not only her life, but the lives of her daughter an [...]


    7. great book The mom reminded me of my grandma a woman that endures unbelievable hardship but just keeps on Lives a thrifty life but never wanting for anything except to understand I could relate to the daughters anger you never know what your grandparents or parents have endured and how they try to insulate you from the pain and hardness of the world in the meantime if they could have told you a little at a time when you should have been ready for it so that you have an understanding of why they [...]


    8. I really enjoyed this book I loved how the author relates the theme of sewing to the stories in the book It s a heartfelt memoir about a Mother Daughter relationship strained by the events that took place early in her Mother s life during the holocaust Most of the events take place in Springfield, MA and the east coast It was really interesting how her mother kept so many secrets from her daughter mostly I believe it served as a protective shell for her to keep hidden away inside Her daughter kn [...]


    9. A great book about a survivor of the Holocaust and her daughter born out of wedlock Sidonia s amazing survival is a story in and of itself She was an incredibly strong woman and one to be admired I cannot imagine the terror Sidonia suffered during her years in the concentration camps, but she came through it and lived a strong, independent life for many years after Her gift of sewing kept she and her daughter fed, housed and clothed through tumultuous times The only sad story here was her inabil [...]


    10. bookReally enjoyed the book Very sad what people went through during the war Just because of religion or ethenticity So so sad.


    11. This is the memoir of a mother who survived the holocaust written by her daughter Sidonia s amazing survival is one of an incredibly strong woman with an impeccable skill as a seamstress and a strong love for her daughter I could hardly put this one down


    12. I am from Massachusetts and live near this area It was interesting to know about the people from this area in a time when my mother was growing up in their neighborhood.


    13. Beautiful.I have never read anything quiteLike Sedonia s Thread It is a remarkable work of sheer strength, tenacity, and the ability of the human spirit to overcome unimaginable odds The author, being the subject s daughter, poured her heart and soul into this memoir Her love and devotion, not to mention her respect to lineage, is evident in every word of this story Her passion and love for her genealogy came through loud and clear, in an admirable and profound way Thank you, Hanna Perlstein Mar [...]


    14. One of a plethora of books by the children of Holocaust survivors now being published in the Kindle format and offered as specials But this one is different It is not so much a story of the Holocaust as the story of the life of Sidonia and her daughter the author born in a DP camp following liberation, and after they immigrate to the US It is an interesting story of survival and and the complex relationship between the daughter and mother A story that Oprah or Dr Phil would probably ruin, but on [...]


    15. Like most Holocaust books, this was a sad book However, little was written about actual experiences during the war rather it is the period after the war, moving to America, adapting to a new life which was difficult for a single woman with a child This book was written by the daughter, who wanted to know who and where her father was sure that he did not want her, why he did not marry her mother Her mother was closed off from her emotionally and only gave her glimpses of life in the camps This wa [...]


    16. This was one of the most interesting books about the Holocaust I have ever read Told from the perspective of the daughter of a survivor who raised her alone in America, this account really showed how it affected the life of such a young woman, the only one left in her family It was a beautiful account of an unusual mother daughter relationship and how the daughter the author came to understand her mother and her mother s way of loving her.


    17. from a mothers point of view this book made you realised what you would do for you re child heartbreaking but totally poignant sometimes felt reading something that happened in another lifetime and could not think this could happened the strength and courage mother and daughter possess amazing good true and strong read


    18. This book is so compelling that I could not put it down until I finished it Written by her daughter Sidonia s Thread tells her mothers story from the early years, then through the Holocaust until her recent passing The details and stories give insight to the life of her mom, a Holocaust survivor, and her growing up in the US I recommend this for everyone.


    19. This is a really well written book about a mother daughter s struggles to rebuild their lives in a new country after the war Stories of the mother s survival as told through her daughter s recollections are woven throughout to provide us with a picture of resiliancy determination that shows us the incredible strength her mother had to survive.


    20. very good It shows how a girl and her mother come to America and live from being very poor and how Hannah and her mother progress and each chapter starts with a quote from COATS and CLARKS SEWING BOOK Sidonia is a very talented seamstress and that is what keeps them going.


    21. Great bookWonderfully written book, fascinating story Written by the daughter of a concentration camp survivor of their life after WW2 here in the US It brought tears to my eyes at the end Well worth your time to read.


    22. I loved the originality of this book To write about her mother and the authors relationship through the vehicle of a book of her mothers craft is very unique and so well thought out The story is excellently written and love conveyed is heartwarming.




    23. Another good book from the holocaust This was told by her daughter how she came to America and made a life for them.



    24. This book is very well written I feel like I know these people intimately and mourn for their suffering and all that they endured But I also rejoice in Sidonia s triumph over it all.



    25. A good book about a holocaust survivor raising a child as a single mom, and the mystery surrounding the father of the child Good read, very well written, and inspirational in than one way.


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