In our hearts we were giants

Pritchard, Erin (2019) In our hearts we were giants. In: Disabilities Experiences. Blackbirch Press. ISBN 978-1410388049

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The Ovitzes, a Jewish family in which seven of ten siblings were born with a form of dwarfism, formed a successful European vaudeville company known as the Lilliput Troupe early in the twentieth century. In 1944, the Ovitzes were marked by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis for extermination as physical undesirables and sent to a death camp in Poland, where they became subject to medical investigations. In Our Hearts We Were Giants recounts the lives of the Ovitzes and their extended family, their treatment at the hands of the Nazis, and their attempts to return to normalcy after the war.

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Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Disability and Education
Depositing User: Erin Pritchard
Date Deposited: 27 May 2020 18:41
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 18:41

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