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Social Science Jewish Studies

We Sang in Hushed Voices

by (author) Helena Jockel

The Azrieli Foundation
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Jewish Studies, 20th Century, Historical
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    Sep 2014
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When the Nazis invaded Hungary on March 19, 1944, elementary school teacher Helena Jockel thought only about how to save “her” children as she accompanied them all the way to Auschwitz. Her account of living and surviving in the camp is clear-eyed and poignant, sometimes recording the too-brief moments of beauty and kindness that accompany the unremitting cruelty.

About the author

Helena Jockel (née Kahan) was born in Mukacevo, Czechoslovakia, on October 23, 1919. After the war, she returned to Czechoslovakia and in 1948 married her widowed brother-in-law, Emil Jockel. They remained in Czechoslovakia until Helena retired. They then moved to Canada in 1988 to join their daughter, Jana. Helena Jockel lives in Halifax.

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