Surviving the Warsaw Ghetto: A three generational perspective, Helen Lawner & Miriam Tisher

Helen Lawner, survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, gives a first-hand account of the events she lived through, her experiences and her many losses. Building on her mother′s account, Dr. Miriam Tisher, a Melbourne clinical psychologist and family therapist, explores her own responses to these experiences and reflects on her mother′s feelings during and after these horrific events. Miriam interweaves Helen′s story and later life in Australia with her own second-generation childhood memories; and her children, the third generation, share a dialogue about their own memories of their grandmother.