Day After Night

Day After Night Atlit is a holding camp for illegal immigrants in Israel in There about men and women await their future and try to recover from their past Diamant with infinite compassion and understanding

  • Title: Day After Night
  • Author: Anita Diamant
  • ISBN: 9780743299848
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Atlit is a holding camp for illegal immigrants in Israel in 1945 There about 270 men and women await their future and try to recover from their past Diamant with infinite compassion and understanding tells the stories of the women gathered in this place Shayndel is a Polish Zionist who fought the Germans with a band of partisans Leonie is a Parisian beauty Tedi is DutAtlit is a holding camp for illegal immigrants in Israel in 1945 There about 270 men and women await their future and try to recover from their past Diamant with infinite compassion and understanding tells the stories of the women gathered in this place Shayndel is a Polish Zionist who fought the Germans with a band of partisans Leonie is a Parisian beauty Tedi is Dutch a strapping blond who wants only to forget Zorah survived Auschwitz Haunted by unspeakable memories and too many losses to bear these young women along with a stunning cast of supporting characters who work in or pass through Atlit begin to find salvation in the bonds of friendship and shared experience as they confront the challenge of re creating themselves and discovering a way to live again.

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    About “Anita Diamant

    • Anita Diamant

      Anita Diamant is the author of twelve books the newest novel being THE BOSTON GIRL She recently published an updated edition of her VERY FIRST book, which was The New Jewish Wedding THE JEWISH WEDDING NOWAddie Baum is THE BOSTON GIRL, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for America and its effect on their three daughters Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie s intelligence and curiosity take her to the wider world of the 1910s and 20s short skirts, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women.Anita is best known for her first novel, THE RED TENT, which was published in 1997 and won the 2001 Booksense Book of the Year Award Based on the biblical story of Dinah, THE RED TENT became a word of mouth bestseller in the US and overseas, where it has been published in than 25 countries Three other novels followed GOOD HARBOR, THE LAST DAYS OF DOGTOWN and, DAY AFTER NIGHT.Anita has also written six non fiction guides to contemporary Jewish life, which have become classic reference books THE NEW JEWISH WEDDING, THE JEWISH BABY BOOK, LIVING A JEWISH LIFE, CHOOSING A JEWISH LIFE, HOW TO RAISE A JEWISH CHILD, and SAYING KADDISH An award winning journalist, Diamant s articles have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Real Simple, Parenting Magazine, Hadassah, Reform Judaism, Boston Magazine and Yankee Magazine.PITCHING MY TENT, a collection personal essays, is drawn from twenty years worth of newspaper and magazine columns.

    906 thoughts on “Day After Night

    • In 1948, when I was a very young child, Israel was granted statehood. I remember the joy and the celebration among my family and community. Certainly much has been written about the Holocaust, about the efforts of traumatized Jews to reach Israel and the turmoil that has occurred since it became a recognized country (by some, not all). In this novel, many events have been either omitted or lacked much attention. Diamant has written an account of an internment camp for "illegals" in Israel in 194 [...]


    • It is 1945 and the war has just ended. Those released from the concentration camps must now decide what the remainder of their lives, devoid of loved ones and homes, will be. This is the story of some of those displaced women who opt to go to Israel, which is being governed by the British. They find themselves in another camp, and although this one is not the cruel and deadly ilk of the ones they have already known, it is still ringed with barbed wire and it still feels like a prison.The story c [...]


    • I have spent much of 2009 reading excellent novels that relate different perspectives of the horror that was WW II and the effects of the Holocaust on people from different countries. In Sarah's Key, I read what happened at the Vélodrome d'Hiver in France, in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Random House Reader's Circle), I discovered what happened during the war on an island I'd never heard of, in Skeletons at the Feast: A Novel, I accompanied a family fleeing westward ahead [...]


    • Just finished this book and loved it! It was at various times touching, brutal and raw. I have read other memoirs about The Holocaust but this one was different. I had no idea that such a thing as Illegal Immigrant camps existed for survivors of the concentration camps in Isreal after the war. It was disturbing to read of the conditions those poor people were exposed to after having just survived the greatest atrocity in history. Diamant's writing is vivid and prosaic. The women of the narrative [...]


    • Good historical audioew to follow I have had The Red Tent on my TBR list for a while and have wanted to read Anita Diamant for a while. When I was looking for a new audio they had this one and I grabbed it. So glad I did. The audio was done wonderfully and may have even brought this story to life for me more that reading it would have. I loved hearing the accents and the changes in voice and tone that the narrator did. Excellent. I had not heard of Atlit, which was a camp for Jewish detainees at [...]


    • A heartbreaking true story, excellently narrated, but that ends on a note of hope. Another great book from master storyteller, Anita Diamant.


    • After the Ottoman empire lost WWI, the British governed Palestine/Israel. There were larger and larger influxes of European Jews to the area, trying to escape the pogroms and Nazis. To appease the upset Arabs of the region, the British agreed to limit the number of Jewish immigrants. One of the ways they achieved this was to detain and confine these immigrants (expecting to deport those who were not claimed by family) in various internment camps in the land that was to become Israel. It is again [...]


    • At first sad, but ultimately hopeful. Life does go on, whether we want it to or not. We must join with others in making it meaningful, even after great loss. We think a lot about the many millions who died in the Holocaust, perhaps less often about those who were left standing. They were told they were "lucky" to be alive. But how do you find joy again, or even the desire for joy, after you've lost every person and thing you loved? When you've witnessed and been subjected to incomprehensible atr [...]


    • I suppose since this novel was compared to Diamant's bestselling 'THE RED TENT', which to this very day remains my favourite book of all time, I might have unknowningly set myself up for disappointment. This story was not at all what I expected, nor did I feel Diamant's writing was on par with THE RED TENT. However, having said that, I did enjoy it for the most part, but felt it just went on and on and on a little too much. It was like she was stalling for time so she could figure out where and [...]


    • Although The Red Tent is her more famous novel, the first Anita Diamant book I’ve read is Day After Night. And that’s really only because I saw it in the library the day after my mom realized the author had gone to the same Jewish camp (or youth group, or something).Day After Night takes place in Israel after World War II at the Atlit internment camp where illegal immigrants here held. If you’re like me, you’re going, “Huh? Where?” That is precisely what made this book so interesting [...]


    • This is Diamant's second book that I've read. I enjoyed The Red Tent, and also this one. The Red Tent had a broader sense of place and history, and I think better language and character. Then again, having just finished this one, I may appreciate it more as I reflect on it. I think the strength of this novel lies in the concise and honest portrayal of the characters in how they mask and express their experiences. I got the sense that had she revealed more about the character's backstory (and rea [...]


    • Okay, so I LOVED the Red Tent, by the same author. This one--not so much. It's about a group of women who are kept together in a "camp" in Palestine post WWII. While it's an interesting look at the relationship between the Jews and Palestinians pre-Israel, I never really "felt" any of the characters. The perspective shifts so much that I had difficulty feeling "close" to any of the characters. I was disappointed to not have loved this book, as my expectations were high from The Red Tent. Maybe i [...]


    • When pondering the horrors of the Holocaust, it is not often that one considers what occurred after the Germans lost the war. I may envision families reuniting, people starting over, or at the least relief over sudden freedom. In truth however, many Jewish citizens became "illegal" immigrants and were imprisoned in internment camps run by the British military.Much like a concentration camp, Atlit prison was surrounded by barbed wire fences. This vision alone was enough to remind many prisoners o [...]


    • Anita Diamant’s Day After Night is a fictionalized account of the 1945 rescue of the prisoners being held in the Atlit internment camp near Hafia, close to the Mediterranean coast. Fresh from their memories of Nazi concentration camps, illegal immigrants crossing the borders, most often in their attempt to reach Palestine and Israel, have been taken into custody by the British military and placed in eerily similar surroundings: barbed wire fences, barracks separating men from women, delousing [...]


    • This book deals with an handful of women at Atlit "displaced persons" camp in Palestine just after World War II. A quota had been set for how many Jews could immigrate to the new Eretz Yisrael, but of course hundreds of thousands more were trying to get in. They got rounded up and sent to these camps, run by the British, which were heartbreakingly similar in appearance to the concentration camps that many of them had just gotten out of. The treatment was far better, but they were still prisoners [...]


    • I don't generally give a book five stars, but this book really touched me. I enjoyed the two previous books by Anita Diamant that I have read--The Red Tent and The Last Days of Dogtown, but this book moved me in a different way. The story is about the growing friendship between four Jewish women from different parts of Europe who meet in a British detention camp for illegal Jewish refugees in Palestine. The story takes place between August and October 1945 as the world is trying to come to terms [...]


    • Life is a journey filled with people, places and events over which we often have no control. In spite of the circumstances that bring these young women together, they have all survived the Holocaust. They cautiously bond and create a family to replace the families they have lost and together find hope for the future.I read this book in 2 days. I could not put it down. At the end, I was sobbing! How can we not be touched and appalled by the tragedy of this period of history? How can we not be ins [...]


    • I had no idea that the Jews were interned as illegal immigrants in a Btritish camp on their way to their promised land. Diamaont tells a story of 5 women detained in the British camp Atlit, surrounded by barbed wire not too different looking than the concentration camps that some had been freed from. Although it was confusing to move to a different woman in each chapter, the story captured me and I read it quickly. As so often happens after reading a good historical novel, I am motivated to rese [...]


    • Had never heard of the Atlit Detention Camp before, and found the entire history fascinating. The stories of the four main women were well-drawn and well-interwoven. I'm glad that so many books are now being published about the aftermath of WWII and how the modern state of Israel came into being. It's quite easy to look at the current situation and judge the Palestinians and Israelis by their immediate actions. Entirely different to try to put together the very complicated history of snafus, con [...]


    • It is difficult to add something new to the many reviews of this book. The GR description has a few superlatives that might not belong, but the basics are there: the rescue of Jewish prisoners held by the British in post WWII. The scenes and basic plot are true to history, only the names and their part in this piece of history are changed.Rarely do I think an author has not said enough, but this is one where I wanted a bit more. The characters were well drawn, and we got the back story of how ea [...]


    • The book does a beautiful job describing moments of compassion and sisterhood and the beauty of the kibbutz. However, parts of it were written too hastily, I feel, but maybe I was spoiled by the rich depth of The Red Tent. I recommend this book to people interested in WW2 and its aftermath, to those, like me, enamored with the idea of the kibbutz, and for people wanting to learn more about the birth of the new Israel, albeit from a very particular perspective.


    • My least favorite thing about historical fiction is that it's all either about the Tudors or WWII in France. Or it's romance. So there's that. So when I find a book that's blatantly not about the same old historical ground that's been trod into the mud, I get excited. I get especially excited if it's about a piece of history I know nothing about. Enter Day After Night. I picked it up because I loved Diamant's The Red Tent and Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers, so I wanted to relive the magic of th [...]


    • I was disappointed in this mainly because 90% of the book takes place in the detention center, Atlit, and seemed to go on interminably. I'm sure that's the way it felt to the inmates, but it made for a very slow, uneventful reading experience. 3.0.


    • WWII continues to be a very rich and diverse source of material for novels both entirely fictional and those based on historical incidents. One such incident was the escape in 1945 of 200 refugee immigrants in a British illegals displacement camp in Israel with the help of Jewish settler partisans. The escape happens towards the end of the story, but the escape is not really what the book is about. It is about four young Jewish women, none older than 21, who have all been displaced by the war in [...]


    • Jackie says:This book deals with an handful of women at Atlit "displaced persons" camp in Palestine just after World War II. A quota had been set for how many Jews could immigrate to the new Eretz Yisrael, but of course hundreds of thousands more were trying to get in. They got rounded up and sent to these camps, run by the British, which were heartbreakingly similar in appearance to the concentration camps that many of them had just gotten out of. The treatment was far better, but they were sti [...]


    • This historical novel of an internment camp run by the British military in Palestine after WWII is written with such tenderness and defiance. Diamant has a palpable need to speak for these women- each character representing the thousands who were forced into hiding or into concentration camps or to become killers or prostitutes in order to survive. These women survive the war, with emotional wounds too deep to fathom, and make their way to Ertez Yisrael- the Promised Land. These Jewish survivors [...]


    • Anita Diamant's Day After Night is based on the true event of over two hundred prisoners, who having survived the Holocaust and the Nazis, only to find themselves imprisoned again as illegal immigrants after "making their way to their ancesteral homeland," Palestine. Although, I have read many Holocaust survivors' books, fiction and non-fiction, I was not aware of this post-WWII British run internment camp, Atlit,near the Mediterranean coast or of their resulting escape. Although Diamant's novel [...]


    • I started this book yesterday and stayed up a good portion of the night to finish it. It had me hooked from the very first page. This is the story of four young women, Holocaust survivors all, who are interned in the Atlit Detention Center in 1947 Palestine. The book blends the story of each young woman's Holocaust experience with their life at the internment camp and the struggles, physical, emotional and spiritual, that they endure. There are obviously some very sad parts but the overall tenor [...]


    • “The nightmares made their rounds hours ago. The tossing and whimpering are over. Even the insomniacs have settled down. The twenty restless bodies rest, and faces aged by hunger, grief, and doubt relax to reveal the beauty and the pity of their youth. Not one of the women in Barrack C is twenty-one, but all of them are orphans.”In 1945, over 200 prisoners in an internment camp in Israel were rescued and smuggled into various kibbutzes around the country. The camp was run the British militar [...]


    • This was sad and hopeful, a up-close look at life for survivors after the Holocaust. I never really knew there was a place like Atlit, or even what a Kibbutz was. These characters were real, and human and trying to figure out how to create a life for themselves after the horrors they had been through and seen. I felt extremely appalled, as I do every time I am exposed to information regarding this horrible time in our history, that it was their fellow human beings who inflicted these horrors upo [...]


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