Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood During World War Two

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Dial Books, 1993 - 161 Seiten
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For thirteen months during World War II, Nelly Toll and her mother were hidden from the Nazis in the small bedroom of a Gentile couple in Lwow, Poland. Just eight years old when she went into hiding in 1943, Nelly began keeping the diary that would inspire this powerful and moving memoir of her childhood.
In her small black journal Nelly wrote about the heartbreaking events she experienced in Lwow and her grief over the tragic losses of family members, as well as the day-to-day fears of life in hiding. In contrast, the exuberant, vividly colored paintings that Nelly also produced while in hiding transformed her grim reality into an enchanting fantasy world filled with school friends, bright skies, and happy families.
Twenty-nine of these paintings are reproduced in Behind the Secret Window; captions help readers to trace the fascinating process of their creation. Together, text and art tell the story of a lovable, imaginative child beset with terrifying uncertainties, and of the courageous mother who nurtured her daughter's unswerving belief in brighter days ahead.

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Review: Behind the Secret Window

Nutzerbericht  - Stacy Bentley - Goodreads

While reading this book, it's difficult to remember that this is not a work of fiction. So heartbreaking to think how cold the human race can be and shines light on the struggles people faced even after the war ended. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Hannah - Goodreads

havent got to read it you wont let me Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (1993)

Toll teaches Humanities at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a master's degree in art and art history. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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