Nanny A’s Story: Putting It Together
My Nanny Antoinette is turning ninety in a few weeks! Some of you may remember that I’m trying to document her Holocaust survival story.
Well, I’ve given myself a deadline of her birthday. I will publish a small book that will be a gift to her guests.
My deadline is three weeks away. Gotta get to work.
Below is my rough outline with links to brief bits of the story that I’ve posted here before – what do you think? Writers, come on – be critical (you can email my privately if you prefer):
- Introduction: How I got started
- Quick Facts:
-Where is she from:
3. Brief History: The Russian Occupation (linked to Jewish history of Tarnopol at the beginning of twentieth century… click only if VERY interested!)
4. Brief History: The German Occupation:
5. Nanny’s work through the German Occupation:
6.Into the Ghetto
-the clothing swap
-the stops along the way
8. The working years
-the work camp
9.The War Ends
-transport to France
10. A New Beginning
-meeting Buppy (my grandfather)
-moving to Canada and making a life
11. Stories of others
-the young child and the old man
12.The Present – Pics of nanny and each of us up to my little 3-month-old niece