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This powerful work delves into themes such as family bonds, guilt, forgiveness, and love within the context of the Holocaust. Ilana Lamstein urges us to reflect on the significance of preserving historical memory and confronting the challenges of conveying complex narratives. Explore how the Holocaust left profound imprints on Mónica's family and personal life, and how these experiences are transmitted to subsequent generations.

Hasta que no estés en su lugar: Huellas del Holocausto Judío por Ilana Lamstein

  • Monica Wartenberger's testimony summarizes the transgenerational impact of the Holocaust on children and grandchildren of survivors. The atrocities committed by the Nazi regime mark family and personal life, as well as individuals who did not experience this dark and cruel episode in history firsthand. Mónica absorbs the family pain and the irreversible psychological consequences that the Nazi persecution produced in them.


    His story reflects the difficult world of bonds, guilt, forgiveness, shared love and the different feelings that human beings experience based on what they live and the place they occupy in the family context.



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about this book

Hasta que no estés en su lugar: Huellas del Holocausto Judío en la memoria de Mónica Wartenberger, hija de sobrevivientes" (Edición en español)

Publisher: Rumbo Editorial Year of Publication: 2021 Number of Pages: 152

First Version: Print - May 2021
Second Version: Ebook / Kindle Amazon - November 2022
Third Version: Ebook / Kindle Amazon - May 2023

The book tells the testimony of Mónica Wartenberger and summarizes the transgenerational impact that the Jewish Holocaust had and still has on the children and grandchildren of the survivors.

Mónica's subjective account confers a unique and irreplaceable value to the events in the historical context of war and its repercussions. Her story reflects the complex world of relationships, guilt, forgiveness, shared love, and the various emotions experienced by human beings based on their experiences and their place within the family structure.

Mónica's father, Felix Wartenberger, leaves Berlin under Nazi rule and arrives in Uruguay in 1938, where he meets and marries Luisa Beckermann in 1942. After the war, Mónica's father receives the news that his first wife and two children, whom he believed to be dead, had survived the war. In 1947, Gerda and her children arrive in Uruguay, altering the course of both families' history.

The author, Ilana Lamstein, conducts thorough research using data and documentation. During this process, she contacts Jani Pietsch, a German historian and visual artist, who provides valuable information extracted from the State Archives in Germany. This completely changes the working methodology, providing a reliable framework of facts, revealing unknown and sometimes contradictory information that Mónica was unaware of.

The interviews are interspersed with bibliographic material, photographs, and consulted sources that expand and extrapolate Mónica's individual and unique story into the social, political, and historical context in which it unfolds.

The book includes a foreword by Teresa Porzecanski, the words of the former Ambassador of Germany to Uruguay, Ingo von Voss, and the analysis by Julián Schvindlerman and the contribution of Santiago Tricánico.

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Marie Rolshoven, daughter of Jani Pietsch, presents the book.

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