Growing up on a lumberyard just outside Toronto, Allan knew that he was different from most other kids. But it wasn't the stacks of wood or the hard work of helping out around the yard that defined him – it was his role as the oldest child of two Holocaust survivors. Always and above all else, Allan knew that his parents had suffered through terrible atrocities, and that he couldn't cause them any more pain, under any circumstances. Holocaust Lumber is a collection of 25 short stories that capture the complexities and humanity of his parents. Told with unflinching honesty, these stories capture a world of lumber and love, a setting of sweetness and survival, a nightmare of guilt, and the lighthearted, absurd moments that are part of all families. These are the stories of Holocaust Lumber.
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May 14, 2017Holocaust Lumber is an authentic experience of Rosenfeld’s inherited holocaust survival. Reading his experiences helped me to realize that survival is truly passed down through generations, and the children of survivors feel it intensely. I appreciate the descriptiveness and honesty in his childhood and adult achievements and disappointments. They evoked feelings of joy and grief in me. Rosenfeld's writing is very refreshing, and I hope more audiences will enjoy the eye-opening journey Holocaust Lumber gives. I definitely recommend this read. Please keep writing!
Feb 28, 2017A truly compelling story of survival. I found the writing both riveting and emotional as Allan Rosenfeld reveals his personal story. I was deeply moved by the dire experiences, yet inspired how they emerged through their dark journey. - Dianne Rose Oakes Cavallo
Feb 26, 2016I found Holocaust Lumber to be an insightful, raw and vulnerable series of short stories, which invited me into a world which was unfamiliar to me, but also held faint echoes of familiarity as I also had a parent that immigrated to Canada. I found myself quite emotional while reading, and impacted again by the tragedy of the holocaust, and the insight Allan Rosenfeld provides into what it means to be a child of holocaust survivors. Beautiful and poignant story telling.
Jul 1, 2013Holocaust Lumber brought out emotions in myself that were experienced by Allan Rosenfeld. When writing is about soul searching, healing, our relationships with our parents, life experiences that makes us who we are, that's powerful. It would make for an interesting play and even a second book...where are you today?..how has your childhood shaped the man you are now, the relationships you have with your own children. Keep on writing.
Apr 8, 2013Holocaust Lumber is a beautiful vignette of life stories. The words flow effortlessly through the chapters of Allan Rosenfeld's early life. Being a child of holocaust survivors means being a survivor, and each story is a primer for his ultimate triumph over guilt. It is a common trait for children to want to protect their suffering parents from further pain. Holocaust Lumber shows how it happens, the power it wields, and the way out. His journey is a positive one. I recommend it. Richard
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