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Ruta's closet

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Ruta's closet
Call No: 940.5315 K93r

Call Number940.5315 K93r
Dates[2011]; ©2011
Statement of ResponsibilityKeith R. Morgan with Ruth Kron Sigal.
Creators & ContributorsMorgan, Keith (author)
Sigal, Ruth Kron (contributor)
Sigal, Ruth Kron (subject)
Summary"Ruta’s Closet is the true story of a Lithuanian Jewish family’s fight to escape Hitler’s attempt to wipe out their people. Meyer and Gita Kron’s determination to survive grew stronger and they became more resourceful as family members and good friends perished at the hands of the Nazis and marauding armed collaborators. A series of narrow escapes in their hometown of Shavl (Siauliai in the Lithuanian language) and threats of betrayal by formerly friendly non-Jewish neighbours failed to extinguish the family’s spirit. In telling their story, the book offers a shocking look at the daily lives of those imprisoned in the ghetto and the dramatic events that shape their individual and collective fate." —Publication website
  • Acknowledgements
  • A letter from the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
  • Foreword by the Right Honourable Sir Martin Gilbert
  • Preface
  • Significant people in Ruta's Closet
  1. Barbarians at the gate
  2. The enemy within
  3. First blood
  4. Where death stalks
  5. In the ghetto
  6. Putting bread on the table
  7. The last pregnancy
  8. Matters of life and death
  9. The doctor and the Kommando
  10. Messengers of fate
  11. Taking of the innocents
  12. And the band played on
  13. A ride in a big truck
  14. The little schoolhouse
  15. Ruta's Closet
  16. No safe hiding place
  17. History repeats itself
  18. The living corpse
  19. A day of miracles
  20. The liquidation of the ghetto
  21. Liberators
  22. Torment
  23. Final flight
  24. Epilogue
  25. After the Holocaust
Physical Description 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherVancouver : Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
EditionFirst edition
  • Includes bibliographical references
  • "special first edition, published in cooperation with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, and the book's associated web-based youth education project" Page 9