The Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Square

The Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Square

by Joseph Ziemian
     
 

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The astonishing, true story of a group of Jewish children who managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 and survive in the Aryan section of the Nazi-occupied city. Sentenced to death, hounded at every step, they kept themselves alive by peddling cigarettes in Warsaw's Three Crosses Square - where the author, a member of the Jewish Underground in Poland, met and

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The astonishing, true story of a group of Jewish children who managed to escape from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 and survive in the Aryan section of the Nazi-occupied city. Sentenced to death, hounded at every step, they kept themselves alive by peddling cigarettes in Warsaw's Three Crosses Square - where the author, a member of the Jewish Underground in Poland, met and helped them and recorded their story. Several of the children were finally caught and killed, but most survived and are alive today. The story of the cigarette sellers has been published in Polish, Romanian, Hebrew and Yiddish, and a dramatised version has been broadcast in Israel. The book was awarded a literary prize by the World Jewish Congress in New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780853036869
Publisher:
Vallentine Mitchell Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
The Library of Holocaust Testimonies
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

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