Dirty Jewess is the personal account of one woman's courageous journey towards religious and political freedom while coming of age in post-Holocaust, communist Czechoslovakia. The narrative recalls the author's experience as a child of Holocaust survivors, living as a refugee in Rome, and finally realizing her dream of becoming a successful American citizen. Silvia Fishbaum's life behind the iron curtain is a universal tale of humanity, resilience, and overcoming adversity.
About the Author:
Born in post-Holocaust, communist Czechoslovakia, Silvia Fishbaum has devoted her life to the commemoration of the Holocaust and her childhood art tutor and Holocaust survivor, Ludovit Feld. She is a member of the Czech and Slovak Jewish Historical Society and is affiliated with the Holocaust museum and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, New York. In 2012, Fishbaum was the keynote speaker at the Holocaust Memorial commemoration and the opening for the exhibition of a private collection of Ludovit Feld's art.
Praise for Dirty Jewess:
"This captivating story of one brave woman is the voice of an entire generation and is sure to inspire many more. Getting to know Silvia personally has greatly enriched my reading experience. Silvia, just like Sophia, is a beautiful, smart, and sophisticated lady. Dirty Jewess is a jewel of modern Slovak literature. I would certainly recommend the book to everyone."
- Jana Trnovcova, Former Consul General of Slovakia (the Slovak Republic) in New York.