One Step Ahead: A Mother of Seven Escaping Hitler's Claws [NOOK Book]

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Hitler's attack on Russia in the spring of 1941 and the Nazi eastward blitzkrieg form a dramatic backdrop to this true story. On the first day of Operation Barbarossa, in the midst of battle, Esther Parnes leads her family east, away from the Polish village of Skalat. A step ahead of Hitler's earth-scorching troops, Esther and her children endure hunger, disease, and bloodshed. But Hitler's four-year campaign defeats neither Mother Russia nor Esther Parnes. In an era when women were confined to traditional ...
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One Step Ahead: A Mother of Seven Escaping Hitler's Claws

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Overview

Hitler's attack on Russia in the spring of 1941 and the Nazi eastward blitzkrieg form a dramatic backdrop to this true story. On the first day of Operation Barbarossa, in the midst of battle, Esther Parnes leads her family east, away from the Polish village of Skalat. A step ahead of Hitler's earth-scorching troops, Esther and her children endure hunger, disease, and bloodshed. But Hitler's four-year campaign defeats neither Mother Russia nor Esther Parnes. In an era when women were confined to traditional household roles, at a time when proud men bowed their heads as they stood at the edge of a pit waiting to be shot, this redheaded woman challenged Adolf Hitler. Based on extensive interviews and independent research into the Parnes family's plight and the Nazi war on Russia, this book tells the story of an extraordinary mother's battle to save her seven children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781465333216
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/22/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 638,503
  • File size: 1,006 KB

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    Good read, can't believe it was a true story

    Very good presentation of a true story and this families will to survive a terrible ordeal. This was a little different then his fictional work but a good read nevertheless.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

    A must read--true story of survival!!

    This is a true story and it is amazing and very interesting. I met the youngest child, who is now an adult older than me,and I am 70 yrs. old. This book can be read by people of all ages.

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