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"In the Silence of My Heart: The Diary of Miriam Hartfeld" is a short story written by Lillian Boraks-Nemetz and published in Hoping for Home from the Dear Canada series. It is Boraks-Nemetz's sole work for the series. The story was followed by Brian Doyle's "Entrance Certificate."

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"After World War II, many Jewish families immigrated to North America and a few were able to get into Canada. Many were broken from the struggle to survive the war. They still grieved the loss of their dear ones who had died in ghettoes and concentration camps, and some were trying to find other lost members of their families."

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  • Miriam Hartfeld (born June 10, 1934)[1]

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Main article: Lillian Boraks-Nemetz

Lillian Boraks-Nemetz is a Polish-Canadian author whom survived the Holocaust. Her family immigrated to Quebec following the war in 1947.[2] Boraks-Nemetz's work, such as The Old Brown Suitcase, focuses on her experiences during the Holocaust. She co-edited Tapestry of Hope: Holocaust Writing for Young People with Irene N. Watts.[3]

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  1. Hoping for Home, "In the Silence of My Heart," page 130
  2. https://lillianboraks-nemetz.com/biographical-note/
  3. Hoping for Home, About the Authors, page 238

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