Review of This Crazy Thing a Life: Australian Jewish Autobiography, by Richard Freadman
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.
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