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Table of Contents for The Unwritten Diary of Israel Unger by Carolyn Gammon and Israel Unger



Foreword by Israel Unger

Part I: The Only Jews in Poland

Srulik is born in Tarnow


My Father’s Courage

Dagnam’s Flour Mill

The Hideout

The Only Jews in Poland

Kissing a Soviet Soldier’s Boot

Matzos from America

Part II: Sans Pays

The Kielce Pogrom and a Gash on the Head

Becoming ”Orphans”


Sans Pays in Paris

Charlie and Sydney in London

Back to Paris, Quartier Pére Lachaise

Visions of Canada: Mounties, Snow, and Sheepskin

Part III: Canadian Through and Through

An Airplane, a Stevedore, and His Plymouth: Arriving at Pier 21

Home à la Mordecai Richler

Ich hab dir gegebn lebn zwei mol—”I gave you life twice”

The Yeshiva and Bnei Akiva

Canada Through and Through

The Octet Rule

Collecting Butcher Bills

Kafkaesque Encounters

My Brother Charlie

Part IV: The Bubble Counter

Leaving Home: Montreal to Fredericton

The Bubble Counter

Photochemistry in Texas

Under the Chuppah in Minto, New Brunswick

The Young Professor—From Texas to Saint John

ALS—My Father’s Death

Charlie’s Troubles

A Mark for Canada

Sharon and Sheila

The Best Granny

Part V: Dean Unger

Dean Unger

Struggles with Charlie

My Mother and Her Backbone of Steel


Making Up for Lost Time

Airplane Accident

Telling My Story

Part VI: “They Know My Name is Srulik!”

Return to Tarnow

A Modern Righteous Gentile: Meeting Adam Bartosz

Meeting Mr. Dagnan


Kalman Goldberg—Outside the Hideout

Rescue Children, Inc.

Ryglice and Dabrowa

State Archives and Registry Office

My Birth House

Matzevahs for my Family

“They know my name is Srulik!”

“How did the Holocaust affect you?”

Afterword: Writing The Unwritten Diary by Carolyn Gammon