Rutka's notebook : a voice from the Holocaust
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Rutka's notebook : a voice from the Holocaust

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Rutka's notebook : a voice from the Holocaust
Call No: YA 943.8053 L34r

Call NumberYA 943.8053 L34r
Dates©2008
Statement of Responsibility[managing editor, original Yad Vashem English edition, Daniella Zaidman-Mauer].
Summary"In 2006 an 82-year old woman in Bedzin, Poland, revealed a secret she had kept from the world for 61 years: she possessed a notebook written by her friend Rutka Laskier, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, in the months before she perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Written over a period of four months early in 1943, the diary provides a striking new perspective on the daily life of Jews trapped in the nightmare of the Holocaust. Like the diary of Anne Frank, to which it has often been compared, Rutka's story offers a moving portrait of everyday adolescent joys and sorrows, mixed with unimaginable horrors. With Rutka, we watch as a German soldier murders an infant before its mother's eyes, and as Jews are herded into a sports stadium and 'selected' for destinies of life, laboror Auschwitz. The diary became international news in Poland and Israel when first published in 2006... [This is] the first U.S. edition of this historic document, with new annotations and photographs that bring Rutka's vanished world to memorable life." Book jacket
Contents
  • Foreword : a voice from the Holocaust / The Editors
  • Introduction : the sister I never knew / Zahava (Laskier) Scherz
  • Rutka's notebook / Rutka Laskier
  • The three lives of Yaacov Laskier / Zahava (Laskier) Scherz
  • My search for Rutka's family / Menachem Lior
  • The Holocaust in Bedzin / Bella Gutterman
  • "Something has broken in me" : the diary of Rutka Laskier and the writings of Jewish youth in the Holocaust / Havi (Ben-Sasson) Dreifuss
  • Adolescent Holocaust diaries : a selected bibliography / Havi (Ben-Sasson) Dreifuss
Physical Description vi, 90 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, colour map, portraits ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
Publisher[New York] : Time Inc.
Notes
  • "The long-lost diary of 14-year-old Rutka Laskier, 'the Polish Anne Frank'" Cover
  • On colophon (page 90): Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority; Time
  • "Adolescent Holocaust diaries, a selected bibliography": pages 86–89
AudienceSchool Library Journal recommendation: Grade 7 and up