Discovering Stored Treasures

Discovering Genealogy, One Ancestor at a Time.

The Book

Stored Treasures, A Memoir is Smadar Belkind Gerson's first book. A deeply personal, beautifully simple and inspiring memoir. This joint work is written by two women separated by four generations. Minnie Crane lived through two world wars, pandemics and the Great Depression. Thirty years after her death her tale is brought to life in a way only her great-granddaughter could do. Minnie came from an extremely humble beginning and made huge sacrifices. Her telling account sheds light on the story of Belitsa, a small town in Russian (now part of Belarus), a Jewish community obliterated by the Nazis. It also traces Jewish immigration to America at the turn of the twentieth century. This inspirational narrative makes history very personal.
  • Soft Cover
  • 255 Pages
  • Genre: Memoir
  • ISBN: 978-1-105-36343-6
  • Edition: First
  • Published by: Lulu  in April 2011.
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  1. I am looking forward to reading your book

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