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Album of my life

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Album of my life
Call No: EDUC AZR Ser. 2 SZE

Call NumberEDUC AZR Ser. 2 SZE
Sub-CollectionEducation Materials
Dates[2009]; ©2009
Statement of ResponsibilityAnn Szedlecki.
Creators & ContributorsSzedlecki, Ann (author)
Azrieli, Naomi (contributor)
Kraar, Lynda (contributor)
Azrieli Foundation (contributor)
Szdelecki, Ann (subject)
Summary"Ann Szedlecki was a Hollywood-film-loving fourteen-year-old when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939 and she fled to the Soviet Union with her older brother, hoping to return for the rest of her family later. Instead, she ended up spending most of the next six and a half years alone in the Soviet Union, enduring the harsh conditions of northern Siberia under Stalin’s Communist regime. Szedlecki’s beautifully written story, which lovingly reconstructs her pre-war childhood in Lodz, is also compelling for its candour about her experiences as a woman in the Soviet Union during World War II. As a very young woman without family, living largely by her wits, she was only too aware of her own vulnerability, and she met every challenge with a fierce determination to survive." —Publisher
Contents
  • Series Preface
  • Introduction / Naomi Azrieli
  • Foreword / Lynda Kraar
  • Family Tree
  • Prologue
  • The Curtain Rises
  • Family Portraits
  • Lodz Memories
  • More Family Portraits
  • Sisters
  • The End of My Life in Lodz
  • Into the Unknown
  • Changing Times
  • Alone
  • My Luck Changes
  • My Last Year in the USSR
  • Poland
  • Epilogue
  • Glossary
  • Maps & Photographs
  • Index
Physical Description xxvii, 207 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, genealogical table, facsimile ; 23 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherToronto : The Azrieli Foundation
EditionFirst Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 14 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2009 by The Azrieli Foundation