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Alicia : my story

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Call Number940.53161 A64a
Dates1990; ©1988
Statement of Responsibilityby Alicia Appleman-Jurman.
Creators & ContributorsAppleman, Gabriel (contributor)
Appleman-Jurman, Alicia (author)
Appleman-Jurman, Alicia (subject)
Summary"[Alicia] 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." —Publisher
ContentsForeword / Gabriel Appleman
  1. Before the War
  2. Life Under the Russians
  3. The German Occupation
  4. My First Escape
  5. My Brother Bunio
  6. Guralis and Radishes
  7. The First "Action" 49
  8. My Brother Zachary
  9. Bella
  10. In Chortkov Prison
  11. Milek
  12. Reunion
  13. In the Fields
  14. Wujciu
  15. The Bitter Winter of 1943
  16. My Mother
  17. Struggle to Survive
  18. Return to Buczacz
  19. In a Russian Prison
  20. My Orphanage
  21. The Brecha
  22. Lodz
  23. The Badgastein DP Camp
  24. School in Belgium
  25. Coming Home 
Epilogue
Physical Description xiv, 433 pages : map ; 18 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Bantam Books
EditionBantam paperback edition
NotesChristopher Award, 1989
RecognitionGifted by Mrs. Batia Karton