Destined to Live: A True Story of a Child in the Holocaust
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Destined to Live: A True Story of a Child in the Holocaust

by Ruth Gruener
     
 

What would you do if your whole life was shattered, and you were forced into hiding? This gripping, poignant memoir about coming of age during The Holocaust explores that question.

Pretty, carefree Aurelia Gamser (known today as Ruth Gruener) had an idyllic life in 1930s Poland -- until violent acts of anti-Semitism and the deportation of Jewish families to

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What would you do if your whole life was shattered, and you were forced into hiding? This gripping, poignant memoir about coming of age during The Holocaust explores that question.

Pretty, carefree Aurelia Gamser (known today as Ruth Gruener) had an idyllic life in 1930s Poland -- until violent acts of anti-Semitism and the deportation of Jewish families to concentration camps changed everything in her world. Hiding out with a gentile family, her very life at risk every day, Ruth struggled to remain strong and sane. And though she was destined to live, her struggle continued after the war, when she began a new life in America, as a teenager who had been through horrors. This memoir will inspire countless readers and bestow important lessons about life, hope, and memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439892049
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Destined To Live Series
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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