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A N OV E L . . . B U T N OT A F I C T I O N



Tears A N OV E L . . . B U T N OT A F I C T I O N



Tears A N OV E L . . . B U T N OT A F I C T I O N

MEMOIRS Cirencester

Published by Memoirs

Memoirs Books 25 Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2NX

Copyright ŠEdith Hofmann, February 2012 First published in England, February 2012 Book jacket design Ray Lipscombe

ISBN 9781908223906

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior permission of Memoirs. Although the author and publisher have made every effort to ensure that the information in this book was correct when going to press, we do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. The views expressed in this book are purely the author‘s.

Printed in England

‘The capital’s picturesque buildings and its hundred spires rearing up towards the sky were surrounded by peace and darkness, unaware of the thousand souls for whom this hour meant the beginnings of a journey into the unknown.’ ‘Among the thousand little specks weighed down by heavy loads, struggling against the weather and darkness, making their way from all corners of the city to a strange Edith Hofmann aged 11 years, 1938

meeting place, were three silent figures: a man, a woman and a young girl.’

Turned down by publishers at the time she wrote in the wake of her experience in Nazi occupied Europe, for fifty years Edith Hofmann’s book has lain gathering dust, waiting to be read. Her story is a novel, but its not a fiction. It is raw and aching testimony both to her survival, and her bid to survive survival. You will be moved. Not only by what she has written, but by the fact that she wrote it all

In conjunction with The Holocaust Centre, Beth Shalom Laxton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0PA England

ISBN 978-1-908223-90-6

Published by Memoirs 25 Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2NX

9 781908 223906

Tel: 01285 640485 Email:

Cover illustration: ‘Selection’ by Edith Hofmann

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