Alicia: My Story

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Bantam Books, 1990 - 433 Seiten
WINNER OF THE 1989 CHRISTOPHER AWARD * Here is a thrilling, uplifting story of true-life heroism unequaled since the publication of Anne Frank's diary--a story that the young must hear and their elders must remember. Take Alicia's hand--and follow.

"This memoir is heartbreaking. I hope it will be read by Jews and non-Jews alike."--Elie Wiesel, author of Night

Her name is Alicia. She was thirteen when she began saving the lives of people she did not know--while fleeing the Nazis through war-ravaged Poland.

Her family cruelly wrenched from her, Alicia rescued other Jews from the Gestapo, led them to safe hideouts, and lent them her courage and hope. Even the sight of her mother's brutal murder could not quash this remarkable child's faith in human goodness--or her determination to prevail against overwhelming odds.

After the war, Alicia continued to risk her life, leading Polish Jews on an underground route to freedom in Palestine. She swore on her brother's grave that if she survived, she would speak for her silenced family. This book is the eloquent fulfillment of that oath.

Praise for Alicia

"Profoundly observed . . . remarkably lived . . . ferocious bravery."--The New York Times Book Review

"As exciting as it is inspirational. In fact, a good bit of Alicia: My Story reads as if it were written by one of our better writers of fiction."--The Pittsburgh Press

"A compelling voice, lucid prose . . . a luminous testimony to the heroism and humanity of one remarkable person."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Straightforward . . . energizing and inspirational."--Newsday

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Nutzerbericht  - john257hopper - www.librarything.com

This is probably the most remarkable memoir I have ever read. Alicia Jurman was a young Jewish girl living in eastern Poland and was nine years old when the Second World War broke out and her part of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - ashleyk44 - www.librarything.com

I read a lot of Holocaust-related stories in middle school. As morbid as it sounds, they were so interesting, and so heartbreaking to read. There are quite a few more still sitting in my closet, but ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Foreword by Gabriel Appleman
1
The German Occupation
16
My First Escape
22
My Brother Bunio
34
Guralis and Radishes
40
The First Action
49
Bella
68
In Chortkov Prison
76
the Bitter Winter of 1943
177
My Mother
206
Struggle to Survive
234
Return to Buczacz
258
In a Russian Prison
290
My Orphanage
320
The Brecha
337
Lodz
360

Milek
102
Reunion
117
In the Fields
132
Wujciu
158
The Badgastein DP Camp
390
School in Belgium
408
Coming Home
418
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (1990)

Alicia Appleman was a writer and lecturer. She was the author of Alicia: My Story. She died in 2017.

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