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

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Very interesting book. Had so much in it starting from before WW2, during and after. The girls were amazing. It's definitely a book worth reading Vollständige Rezension lesen

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

Nutzerbericht  - Jo Switzer - Goodreads

Loved this book. Vivid details. Alternative narratives by the woman who hid in the spotlight as a concert pianist and a fuller background explication by her son. Inspiring, chilling,min tense, vivid. 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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