Weinsteins' War: Letters of Love, Struggle and Survival

The History Press
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Weinstein’s War is the rare account of a Jewish soldier serving in the British Eighth Army during the Second World War. A love story of a man separated from his young wife and baby daughter, keeping their passion alive through letters. This is the story of one young Jewish family, Dave and Sylvia and daughter, Ruth as told through the 700 letters they exchanged—between Dave at war and Sylvia in England. The letters, always vivid, sometimes funny, often passionate and moving, begin in 1942, when Dave first goes abroad on active service, and continue until he is discharged home in 1945. Their letters provide a unique picture of life on two Fronts, at war in the 8th Army fighting in North Africa and Europe, ending in the Army of Occupation in Germany, and at home surviving the Blitz, rationing, family rivalries and the struggles entailed in bringing up a young daughter. It is a very honest and intimate portrayal of the strains of sustaining a very new marriage and a loving relationship when they were so far apart and the hopes they both had for a new, post-war Britain.
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Jeremy Weinstein is a psychotherapist practicing in South London, he specializes in loss and bereavement and his understanding of separation and estrangement has added a rich narrative to these letters. Ruth Mendick is a retired primary school teacher who volunteers at the Jewish Museum in London and works for the U3A. Ruth and Jerry are the children of Dave and Sylvia and have worked tirelessly to collate their parents' collection of over 700 letters and to research the events that they describe
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Publisher
The History Press
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Published on
Jan 1, 2012
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780752481203
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Military
Literary Collections / Letters
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`This book makes a significant contribution to the literature. The author is to be commended for the huge amount of work he has put into this volume which deserves to be widely used' - Professor Bernard Moss, Staffordshire University

All social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult situations by developing the skills and values necessary for effective and empowering practice.

Each chapter is grounded in social work theory and is illustrated by practice scenarios, exercises, suggestions for further study, and contemporary cultural examples from novels and films. The book explores:

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• skills, methods and theories working with the individual

• families, support groups and communities

• avenues of support for social workers

• key themes of anti-discriminatory practice, evidence based practice and ethical awareness.

This invaluable skills-based book meets the training requirements for social workers and will be essential reading for students or practitioners wishing to reflect on and develop their own practice in working with loss, death and bereavement.

Jeremy Weinstein worked as a social worker prior to teaching at London South Bank University, where he is now a Visiting Fellow. Jeremy is an accredited trainer and gestalt psychotherapist with a small private practice offering therapy, supervision and consultation.

`This book makes a significant contribution to the literature. The author is to be commended for the huge amount of work he has put into this volume which deserves to be widely used' - Professor Bernard Moss, Staffordshire University

All social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult situations by developing the skills and values necessary for effective and empowering practice.

Each chapter is grounded in social work theory and is illustrated by practice scenarios, exercises, suggestions for further study, and contemporary cultural examples from novels and films. The book explores:

• definitions and assessment of loss

• psychological aspects of loss and grief

• skills, methods and theories working with the individual

• families, support groups and communities

• avenues of support for social workers

• key themes of anti-discriminatory practice, evidence based practice and ethical awareness.

This invaluable skills-based book meets the training requirements for social workers and will be essential reading for students or practitioners wishing to reflect on and develop their own practice in working with loss, death and bereavement.

Jeremy Weinstein worked as a social worker prior to teaching at London South Bank University, where he is now a Visiting Fellow. Jeremy is an accredited trainer and gestalt psychotherapist with a small private practice offering therapy, supervision and consultation.

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`This book makes a significant contribution to the literature. The author is to be commended for the huge amount of work he has put into this volume which deserves to be widely used' - Professor Bernard Moss, Staffordshire University

All social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult situations by developing the skills and values necessary for effective and empowering practice.

Each chapter is grounded in social work theory and is illustrated by practice scenarios, exercises, suggestions for further study, and contemporary cultural examples from novels and films. The book explores:

• definitions and assessment of loss

• psychological aspects of loss and grief

• skills, methods and theories working with the individual

• families, support groups and communities

• avenues of support for social workers

• key themes of anti-discriminatory practice, evidence based practice and ethical awareness.

This invaluable skills-based book meets the training requirements for social workers and will be essential reading for students or practitioners wishing to reflect on and develop their own practice in working with loss, death and bereavement.

Jeremy Weinstein worked as a social worker prior to teaching at London South Bank University, where he is now a Visiting Fellow. Jeremy is an accredited trainer and gestalt psychotherapist with a small private practice offering therapy, supervision and consultation.

`This book makes a significant contribution to the literature. The author is to be commended for the huge amount of work he has put into this volume which deserves to be widely used' - Professor Bernard Moss, Staffordshire University

All social workers encounter complex and diverse forms of loss throughout their practice. Working with Loss, Death and Bereavement helps trainee and practitioners navigate these difficult situations by developing the skills and values necessary for effective and empowering practice.

Each chapter is grounded in social work theory and is illustrated by practice scenarios, exercises, suggestions for further study, and contemporary cultural examples from novels and films. The book explores:

• definitions and assessment of loss

• psychological aspects of loss and grief

• skills, methods and theories working with the individual

• families, support groups and communities

• avenues of support for social workers

• key themes of anti-discriminatory practice, evidence based practice and ethical awareness.

This invaluable skills-based book meets the training requirements for social workers and will be essential reading for students or practitioners wishing to reflect on and develop their own practice in working with loss, death and bereavement.

Jeremy Weinstein worked as a social worker prior to teaching at London South Bank University, where he is now a Visiting Fellow. Jeremy is an accredited trainer and gestalt psychotherapist with a small private practice offering therapy, supervision and consultation.

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