In 'Last Walk in Naryshkin Park', Rose Zwi writes of her attempt to find the park in Lithuania where her parents had once strolled when young, now a dedicated memorial to 3 000 murdered Lithuanian Jews. The park is bleak and bedraggled, scarcely a park at all, but Zwi and her companions at last find a path beside a long garden bed. She recalls: 'It takes a while to register that this is no garden bed; it is the mass grave.' Rose Zwi 's story is one of the many powerful and disturbing narratives that Richard Freadman introduces in his study of Australian Jewish autobiography, This Crazy Thing a Life.
Review of This Crazy Thing a Life: Australian Jewish Autobiography, by Richard Freadman
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