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The second book within the month to tell the inhuman story of the Warsaw ghetto, this is a diary, begun at the age of sixteen, of three years spent in the walled-off city within a city. More personal, more detailed and more direct than No Traveler Returns (Shoskes and Riess -- DD -- P. 13) -- it carries a note of greater authenticity. And, in view of the youth and the experiences of the author, it manifests surprising restraint. Here is the story of the Polish Jews, their persecution by Poles as well as Nazis; the conditions of starvation, forced labor typhus which took heavy toll, of the pogroms which killed yet more. It is also the story of her family and young friends, of the work they did to keep up forms of forbidden education and entertainment, of the means they used to stayalive. And finally, with her mother's American citizenship, the family's release to emigrate to the U.S. only to be imprisoned during Warsaw's bloodiest days, then held in an internment camp in France, and finally given their freedom, A moving record of terrorism.

Pub Date: Feb. 19th, 1945
Publisher: L.B. Fischer