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Alicia by Alicia Appleman-Jurman
  

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It is 1935 and the author is living in the East Polish town of Buczacz. Although brought up in an atmosphere of anti-Semitism, nothing could prepare this young girl for the Russian invasion of Poland and the full horror of the Nazi Occupation. This book tells her story.

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Alicia by Alicia Appleman-Jurman

Alicia Jurman is five-years-old when her story begins. It is 1935 and she is living in the East Polish town of Buczacz. Although brought up in an atmosphere of anti-Semitism, nothing could prepare this young girl for the Russian invasion of Poland and the full horror of the Nazi Occupation. When Alicia was thirteen, she fled the Nazis through the forests and fields of Poland. Despite her youth, she rescued other Jews from the grip of the Gestapo. At the end of the war, Alicia, whose parents and four brothers had all perished in the Holocaust, risked her life again - this time leading other survivors from Poland to Palestine through an underground route. Her capacity for heroism in the face of brutality and evil shines through, and her story cannot easily be forgotten. Told simply and modestly, this is a remarkable tribute to courage and determination, and how one young woman survived the horrors of war-torn Europe.


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An impressive memoir of a courageous, forthright individual who refused to accept the Holocaust as 'God's Will Booklist Profoundly observed ... amid all this ferocious bravery, small, sweet details emerge with a rending power New York Times Book Review Gripping, assiduously detailed... the author serves as a model of active home-front heroism Kirkus A powerful, intimate, searingly impressive memoir of a uniquely courageous and unusually intuitive young girl of the Holocaust nightmare and the years following. Chaim Potok, author of The Chosen and The Promise


About the Author

Alicia Appleman-Jurman is a writer and lecturer. The mother of three grown children, she lives in California with her husband.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th August 2014

Author

Alicia Appleman-Jurman

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Publisher

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Memoirs

ISBN

9780857502612

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