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The alchemy of survival: one woman's journey 1 edition

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Rita Rogers grew up in the Bukovina, the once-idyllic heartland of Eastern Europe. As a teenager, she was deported by the Nazis to a transport camp in the Ukraine. There she saved her family from the death camps by impersonating a foundry worker. After years of stateless limbo as a refugee and hair-raising escapes from two Communist regimes, she survived to use her experiences as a child psychiatrist to heal both individual and international conflict.

In this singular collaboration, John E. Mack, psychoanalyst, and Rita S. Rogers, child psychiatrist, together tell the story of her life and explore the mystery of human survival.

Both biography and autobiography, The Alchemy of Survival is a unique addition to the literature of the Holocaust as well as a deeply inspiring story.

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The alchemy of survival
one woman's journey
John E. Mack with Rita S. Rogers ; [illustrated by Mark Andres].

Published 1988 by Addison-Wesley in Reading, Mass .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 225-229.
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Includes index.

Radcliffe biography series


Dewey Decimal Class
618.92/89/00924, B
Library of Congress
RC438.6.R64 M33 1988

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xiii, 238 p., [12] p. of plates :
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July 22, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: In library
August 12, 2015 Edited by Will Bueche Added new cover
August 12, 2015 Edited by Will Bueche Synopsis from back cover, locations, second author
April 28, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Linked existing covers to the work.
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