Bruria Lindenberg Cooperman

author  •  sculptor  •  peripatetic  • rebel bubbie

For This
I Survived?

CHILDREN OF SURVIVORS
BEYOND THE TRAUMA

Bruria Lindenberg Cooperman

author  •  sculptor  •  peripatetic  • rebel bubbie

For This
I Survived?

CHILDREN OF SURVIVORS
BEYOND THE TRAUMA

OY VEY:  My Life in Three Acts 

ACT ONE:  ANGUISH ACT TWO:  NEGOTIATING THE DIVIDES ACT THREE:  TRYING TO PULL IT ALL TOGETHER 02 July 2013 PROLOGUE My father had collapsed and was hooked up to machines in the ICU; my mother had fallen and broken her hip. That's when she told me I was...

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JAPAN DIARIES: 1986-1992

INTRODUCTION She was no more than 4 foot 11, a Japanese version of every stereotype we have seen of an Asian woman -- slightly stooped, bowlegged, shuffling along, holding her wicker basket, dressed casually for an afternoon of grocery shopping.  Then I caught...

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My 70th Birthday Party Speech

My 70th Birthday Party Speech When we became engaged, Earl told my father to have his rabbi talk with Rabbi Bulka in Ottawa. After the perquisite investigation, Rabbi Green said to my father: Host g’davent git -  You prayed well. …. But I think I was the one who...

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Am I Shrinking and Turning Blonde?

AM I SHRINKING AND TURNING BLONDE? My mother was barely 5' 1" and like many of her generation, became blonder and blonder with time. In her later years, I do remember a particular smell permeating her bedroom -- medicinal? Chinese emporium in Kensington? She used it...

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Humour and the Holocaust

HUMOUR AND THE HOLOCAUST For This I Survived? Children of Survivors Beyond the Trauma. Bruria Lindenberg Cooperman  "Tell me Sam. Where did you and my dad meet?" "We went to camp together!" There has to be some laughter, even in hell. They had lived through...

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Humour And Trauma

Humour And Trauma

Reprinted from The J.ca: Cross-generational Trauma Of Holocaust Families Eased By Jewish Humour “Along with the events and the trauma of the Holocaust, humour needs to be included in the narrative.” 19 July 202012:57 pm By TheJ.ca Staff  "They survived a...

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