Lala's Story: A Memoir of the Holocaust

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Winner of 1998 Carl Sandburg Award

Born into a middle-class Jewish family in 1932, Lala Weintraub grew up in Lvov, Poland. When the Nazis came, Lala--who had blond hair and blue eyes--survived by convincing them she was a Christian. This book tells her remarkable story.

Fiercely determined and greatly aided by her Aryan looks, she managed to convince everyone-German soldiers, interrogators, fellow Poles-that she was a Polish gentile. Within a ...

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Overview


Winner of 1998 Carl Sandburg Award

Born into a middle-class Jewish family in 1932, Lala Weintraub grew up in Lvov, Poland. When the Nazis came, Lala--who had blond hair and blue eyes--survived by convincing them she was a Christian. This book tells her remarkable story.

Fiercely determined and greatly aided by her Aryan looks, she managed to convince everyone-German soldiers, interrogators, fellow Poles-that she was a Polish gentile. Within a year after the Germans captured Lvov, many of Lala's family members were missing and presumed dead. Lala's Story follows her as she moves from town to town, driven by her fear of being discovered. More than a story of survival, this is the story of a young girl's resolute struggle to defy, resist, and ultimately defeat the evil forces pursuing her.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810115002
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Jewish Lives Series
  • Pages: 355
  • Sales rank: 999,703
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Lala Fishman lives with her husband in Skokie, Illinois. 

Steven Weingartner is a writer living in Brookfield, Illinois.

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Table of Contents


Foreword
Preface
Katowice, 1945
Ukrainian Origins
Lvov Childhood
War
Occupied by the Russians
The Germans Invade Again
Arrest in Sambor
Kraków
To War's End
Afterward
Epilogue
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