The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing Up in the Warsaw Ghetto

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Oneworld, 2006 - 284 Seiten
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• Inspiring and fascinating tale of the strength of human spirit during one of humanity’s darkest hours; • Reminiscent of both The Diary of Anne Frank, A Woman in Berlin and Suite Francaise; • Beautifully packaged in an attractive hardback, gift format for the Christmas market and containing original photographs and maps; • A unique insight from one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto, offering the only contemporary eye-witness account. After 60 years of silence, The Diary of Mary Berg is poised at last to gain the appreciation and widespread attention that it so richly deserves, and is certain to take it’s place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank as one of the most significant memoirs of the twentieth century. From love to tragedy, seamlessly combining the everyday concerns of a growing teenager with a unique commentary on life in one of the darkest contexts of history. This is a work remarkable for its authenticity, detail, and poignancy. But it is not only as a factual report on the life and death of a people that The Diary of Mary Berg ranks with the most noteworthy documents of the Second World War. This is the personal story of a life-loving girl’s encounter with unparalleled human suffering, a uniquely illuminating insight into one of the darkest chapters of history. Mary Berg was imprisoned in the ghetto from 1940 to 1943. Unlike so many others, she survived the war, rescued in a prisoner-of-war exchange due to her mother’s dual Polish-American nationality. Her diary was published in 1945 when she was still only 19, in an attempt to alert the world to the Nazi atrocities in Poland, when it was described as "one of the most heartbreaking documents yet to come out of the war" by the /New Yorker/. After the war, Berg remained in America in quiet anonimity.

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Review: The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto

Nutzerbericht  - Judit - Goodreads

Not an easy book to read. But definitely a good one. It's a diary but very well written. Honest but not sentimental. Highly recommended. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto

Nutzerbericht  - Shawnee - Goodreads

Haunting, chilling, and startlingly realistic. I have read many books about the Holocaust, but none of them that mentioned in any depths, the ghettos. I wish there was a follow-up book so I could know ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Warsaw Besieged
1
The Ghetto Begins
28
Life Goes On
44
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2006)

Mary Berg is a writer and translator. She has translated a number of books from Spanish, including I've Forgotten Your Name by Martha Rivera, River of Sorrows by Libertad Demitropulos, Ximena at the Crossroads by Laura Riesco, and The Landscape of Castile by Antonio Machado. She teaches at Harvard University Extension and Brandeis University.

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