Alicia: My Story
Random House Publishing Group, 16.02.2011 - 448 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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But after we children had gone to bed, he would tell my mother the truth about
their son; that they were trying to make an example of him on orders from
Leningrad, and that the local authorities couldn't change the orders. Then one
I think the teacher also knew I was there, but she said nothing—perhaps the sight
of a lonely child desperate for knowledge touched her heart. I stayed up in that
tree for quite a while, listening to the lesson, trying to memorize what was being ...
He and some friends began patrolling our neighborhood, trying to organize some
kind of resistance group. But people were afraid to raise a hand against the
Germans for fear of retaliation. For my proud brother, whose father had taught
him to ...
She had wrapped it in her shawl to keep it warm, and I noticed that she kept
shifting the child from arm to arm, trying to ease the strain of its weight on her
shoulders. I reached over and touched her arm. She started, looking at me in
One day I literally ran into the horses trying to stop them. I was very angry with the
men in charge. I knew I was on time; why did they leave earlier? I finally got the
package under the straw that covered them and, giving my letter to Bunio to the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - 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
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - 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