Alicia: My Story

Alicia: My Story

by Alicia Appleman
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Alicia: My Story by Alicia Appleman

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 vividly expressed the capacity for humanity and heroism in the face of Nazi brutality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307788641
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/16/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 80,884
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Alicia Appleman was a writer and lecturer. She was the author of Alicia: My Story. She died in 2017.

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Alicia: My Story (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Fuji More than 1 year ago
This is the most disturbing and saddest story I have read in a long time. Alicia Jurman wrote this memoir about her childhood and youth during the Nazi occupation of Ukraine and Poland with love for her family and the few people who helped her. The only aspect of her story that is more courageous than her actions during this time, is the sheer fact that she was able to tell the story,thereby having to relive it. This book is so riveting, the reader will have a hard time putting it down. At the same time, it often is so terrifying that one is afraid to turn the page. I highly recommend this book. It made me think, made me ashamed of the actions of some members of the human race, and it gave me hope. If Alicia Jurman survived all of this, and still had a caring soul left, there is hope for the rest of us Perhaps this book should be made required reading for all High School students, as well as for all people old enough to remember theses times. While the Nazis and their collaborators committed these crimes, the entire wold nevertheless looked on and did nothing.
BALLOONMOM More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely riveting. The author nearly lost her life on several occasions and lived to help so many others. I could not put this book down. Absolutely amazing what the human spirit can endure. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in awe of Alicia. I am amazed that she survived the hell during WW II. I read her book and I cannot believe that she survived. I have read other accounts and I thought I learned all about the Holocaust, but I am wrong. Her book taught me so much. Alicia, along with Anne Frank, Livia Bitton-Jackson, and Gerda Weissman Klein, is my hero.
Caroline Gates More than 1 year ago
I could never get into Anne Frank, but this book and Alicia's survival is just amazing. In spite of all the bad things that happen to her, her courage is awesome. I love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book is so touching that you feel all the emotions of her travels and heartbreak, it shows the strength and determination of a young girl in a horrific situation. a must read. The ending makes you cry with such relief and admiration for the young girl. We could all learn something from reading this book. Family is never forgotten and material things mean nothing in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a heartwrenching journey. What a blessing we were given to read this journey.
Jennifer DiLucia More than 1 year ago
Very good book. covers so much and so many aspects of the Holocaust. Be careful with children and this book though, just read it first then decide. Older mature teens would be better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read Alicia: My Story in 8th grade as part of a project on the Holocaust and WWII. Out of all the books I read during that time (includinf Night and The Cage), this was the most poigant and the most heartbreaking. I still cry when Alicia loses her mother, even though I know it is going to happen. It is a story of courge and strength. I have read it 5 times since the 8th grade and would reccomend it to anyone who wants to learn about the Holocaust. -Megan M. Sick, sophmore college student
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had the honor of meeting the author of this book shortly after reading it (as a sixth grader over 10 years ago). A friend of the family arranged for her to also come to my K-8 school and speak to the students. The book is the most amazing story I have ever read and after speaking with her in person I have nothing but respect and awe for Alicia. It took a lot to be able to dredge up the pain of the Holocaust, but she did it so others could learn from her life. Thank you Alicia, you forever changed my life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful
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I was so amazed by this wonderful young girl Alicia, unbelievable story of survival !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unbelievable that a young child could survive such horrific obstacles. Story keeps you engrossed til the end. Knowing these are a real person's experiences makes it so captivating. Very intetesting!
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That she survived is amazing. Hopefully her story is a reminder of what we can never let happen again.
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A must read for everyone. Well written and absolutely unbelievable. I cannot believe the strength of this woman, especially considering how young she was when her turmoil began. This was a wonderful surprise and I recommend this book to everyone.
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