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Alicia: My Story (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
     

Alicia: My Story (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Alicia Appleman-Jurman
 

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After losing her entire family to the Nazis at age 13, Alicia Appleman-Jurman went on to save the lives of thousands of Jews, offering them her own courage and hope in a time of upheaval and tragedy. Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has a young voice so

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After losing her entire family to the Nazis at age 13, Alicia Appleman-Jurman went on to save the lives of thousands of Jews, offering them her own courage and hope in a time of upheaval and tragedy. Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has a young voice so

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A young girl's experience of the Nazi pogrom in her Polish hometown is related with an immediacy undimmed by time in her autobiography. In 1942, the author and her family undergo a brutal separation. Thirteen-year-old Alicia escapes her captors, fleeing through fields and woods, encountering fellow refugees and occasionally finding safe harbors. Although she sees her mother's wanton murder and endures physical and mental deprivation, the teenager is supported by faith in family and in the goodness of people. Capable of rallying others, she eventually heads a group who settle in Palestine. In 1949, she marries an American in Haifa and moves to the United States. Long and on occasion rambling, her story contributes to an infamous history as a tale, not only of survival, but of active resistance to oppression. Major ad/promo. (Nov.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
A Polish Jew, the author re-creates her efforts to survive in Nazi-dominated, war-torn Poland. Between the ages of ten and 15, she suffered terrible hardships and encountered numerous brushes with death. This is a potentially useful addition to Holocaust literature, for although she never experienced the death camps, Appleman-Jurman lived in constant peril and managed to survive only through an extraordinary combination of luck and street sense. Unfortunately, the heavy use of dialogue reconstructed more than 40 years later has an unsettling effect on the mood and plausibility of this interesting and frequently horrifying survival narrative. Still, public libraries should consider. Mark R. Yerburgh, Trinity Coll. Lib., Burlington, Vt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833554192
Publisher:
Turtleback Books
Publication date:
12/28/1989
Edition description:
THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages:
433
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Elie Wiesel
This memoir is heartbreaking. I hope it will be read by Jews and non-Jews alike.
—Elie Wiesel, author of Night

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Alicia: My Story (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my mother first read the book to me and my two other sister when we were young and couldnt fully understand the story. but when i read it again my senior year of high school i then fully understood the amount of courage that she had. i this it is a wonderful book and everyone should read it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a very disturbing book; but it did show the harsh reality of the Holocaust. I read this book when I was thirteen and it has had a big impact on my life. I got to meet Alicia Appleman Jurman in person; in eight grade at my intermediate school. This was very special to me. She seemed to be a very strong woman and she is because all the things that happened to her. She is a powerful and inspiring woman.