Letter from My Father
Black, Dasia 

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Non Fiction
BIC Subjects: Autobiography: general
      The Holocaust
Audience: General/trade
Publisher: Brandl & Schlesinger Pty Ltd
Imprint: Brandl & Schlesinger Pty Ltd
Publication Date: 1/04/2012
Place of Publication: Australia

 Synopsis  Information
In Letter from my Father, Dasia Black, a mental health psychologist, looks back upon her life as a four-year-old child in Nazi occupied Poland and then subsequent life events in order to make sense of the losses and grief she has experienced. Born in Poland at the outset of WWII, she was named Ester by her father at a naming ceremony in his synagogue. A few months later Hitler's troops marched into Poland. Her name was taken away from her as she was given to a Christian family to survive as a non-Jewish child. At the age of four she was told that her parents had been killed. During her life's journey she was compelled to have many other names and it is only with this book that she reclaims her given name. She was adopted and travelled with her adoptive parents to Stuttgart, Germany where she spent her formative years in a DP camp. She subsequently migrated to Australia where again she found herself a foreigner, a New Australian.