Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy's Story of Survival, 1941-1946

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Pegasus Books, 2009 - 278 Seiten
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Zhanna, a young Jewish girl from Ukraine, also happens to be a gifted piano prodigy and is giving concerts by the age of six. When disaster strikes her hometown and her family is condemned to exile and execution, Zhanna manages to escape the famed Nazi death march to Dorbitsky Yar and uses her rare musical gift to help her survive. Performing and giving concerts for the occupying German troops as they move throughout Europe, Zhanna keeps her true identity a secret until a young American soldier with ties to Julliard adopts her. Upon her emigration to America, Zhanna's gift flourishes and she becomes one of the first Jewish refugees to enter Julliard.

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Review: Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy's Story of Survival, 1941-1946

Nutzerbericht  - Mw - Goodreads

I felt fortunate to find this book on a librarian's list.........otherwise I might have missed it. It succeeded for me on many levels: history, music, family ties, research, etc. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Hiding in the Spotlight: A Musical Prodigy's Story of Survival, 1941-1946

Nutzerbericht  - Karl-erik Jansson - Goodreads

I heard several interviews with the author and his mother on NPR. Outside of needing a minor degree of repetition editing, the story left me breathless throughout. God's hand blessed this young woman with exceptional musical gifts and then guided her through impossible circumstances to safety. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2009)

Greg Dawson is the eldest son of Zhanna Arkashyna. Greg has been a journalist for over forty years and has worked for a variety of newspapers, including Boston Herald and Indianapolis Star. Greg is currently a columnist for The Orlando Sentinel. He lives with his wife in Orlando.

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