Lots of listening. Again

I am listening to my recorded conversations with Lena in 2003.  Listening to hear her “voice” and checking in case I might have  missed something important.  During 2003, I recorded 18 sessions with Lena, totalling around 110 hours, from early July.

When someone has lived through and been impacted by all of the major events of the Holocaust, which ones to include and which ones to gloss over in a biography?  Can you “gloss over” anything in the Holocaust?

“Fighting Auschwitz”

Time for a progress report.

A change in my professional circumstances means I have some time to dedicate to secondary research for Hold On.  I am also going through my 2003-04 interviews with Lena to check that I haven’t missed something important and for detail/clarity.

So what am I currently reading?

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Book update – 10 March 2015 – I have a first draft!

I am pleased to report that I have now completed the first draft of my book, Hold On.

This means I have incorporated into my notes all my primary source material from Lena and from Maria’s family.

This is what the result looks like in the Microsoft Word document:


This would equate to a book of around 320 pages…

I am now editing my notes to remove duplication and adding in material from secondary sources.  That will make Draft #2.