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Anna: A Teenager on the Run

Anna: A Teenager on the Run

Anna Podgajecki

Anna Podgajecki was born in Korzec, on the Polish-Russian border. As life for the Jews became steadily worse, Anna's parents insisted that she, the oldest of their seven children, try to escape, survive and report to the world on the atrocities that were taking place. After much protest, Anna finally left under a false name, with the poorly forged identity card of a non-Jew, ten years older than her. For three years Anna lived in constant fear of discovery. She wandered from place to place and found work as a Russian-German translator in a tire factory, a housekeeper, and finally, a nurse on the Russian front. Through luck, good timing, personal charm, a talent for languages, and her special beauty, she was able to avoid death. Anna’s reflections on her escape and survival are both remarkable and touching, arousing our curiosity about the human instinct to survive, despite all odds.
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Seasons in the Dark: The Road from Przemysl to Nazi Hell

Seasons in the Dark: The Road from Przemysl to Nazi Hell

Leon Frim
In association with the Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs Project

This is a gripping, vivid memoir of suffering, loss, initiative, and lonely survival in a ghetto, camps, and death marches during the Holocaust. Leon Frim was a lawyer in Przemysl, Poland and a talented artist, a skill that saved his and his son Karol's lives repeatedly. Throughout his rich, compelling account from loss of freedom under Soviet occupation, to hell under the Germans, we keenly sense Leon Frim's desperate efforts to save his family. We follow his struggle through the Przemysl ghetto and three Nazi murder operations. We feel his loss when his wife Dora disappears after fleeing to hide with a friend in Lwow. We feel his pain through a long series of camps, a murderous death march, and the final internment in Buchenwald, where his son Karol died shortly before liberation. And as we read, Leon Frim opens a window onto Jewish - non-Jewish relations and the willingness or unwillingness of non-Jewish friends and acquaintances to shield them from the Nazis. And Frim's powerful description of Buchenwald, down to the marker he designed for his son's last resting place there, leaves an indelible mark on the reader.
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The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos During the Holocaust

The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos During the Holocaust

Dan Michman
Cambridge University Press in association with Yad Vashem

This book is a linguistic-cultural study of the emergence of the Jewish ghettos during the Holocaust. It traces the origins and uses of the term 'ghetto' in European discourse from the sixteenth century to the Nazi regime. It examines with a magnifying glass both the actual establishment and the discourse of the Nazis and their allies on ghettos from 1933 to 1944. With conclusions that oppose all existing explanations and cursory examinations of the ghetto, the book impacts overall understanding of the anti-Jewish policies of Nazi Germany.
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