Gypsy Spirit

Gypsy Spirit

by Rita Karnopp

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Gypsy Spirit
Tango of Death, Book 1

Few people realize that being Gypsy in 1943 Poland was as dangerous and frightening as being a Jew. It is guessed that between five hundred thousand to one million Gypsies perished during the Holocaust, the Porraimos (the devouring) as the Gypsies called it.

Gypsy Spirit is the story of fifteen year-old Zilka Sucuri, a Gypsy girl who is thrust into the horrors of the Holocaust. Her life of traveling from town to town, singing and dancing the Gypsy way comes to an unconscionable stop when a SS death squad shoot every man, woman, and child in her kumpania. If she had not literally been up a tree, she would have been among those lying dead in a mass grave.

Her lungo drom (the long road) takes her across Poland, Austria, and Germany in a driving struggle to help an American pilot return safely to his unit so he can return to bomb the many concentration, work, and death camps all across Poland and Germany. Her efforts reveal the truths of Belzec, the challenges of the partisans, and the burning desire to survive to be a living witness of what truly happened to the non-Aryans of Hitler's Germany.

Gypsy Spirit is a story of the driving spirit of a Gypsy girl, who took it upon herself to document the truth. Her strength and determination brings to light a story of magnanimity and the fears and atrocities such a Gypsy girl might have lived through.

"Gypsy Spirit completely captivated me as I learned from its historical background. This is Rita Karnopp's best novel yet. This is a well researched, well written story representing how life may have been for a young gypsy girl in this war torn area during World War II. This book compells the reader to not put it down but read to the end." ~ 5 Stars, Camille S., Amazon Reader and Verified Purchase

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771452762
Publisher: Books We Love Ltd.
Publication date: 08/14/2014
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Multi-published author Rita Karnopp knew at a very young age she wanted to be a writer - and penned her first story at age sixteen. She is drawn to the history of the Native American and strives to bring alive the authenticity of a time past. Whether writing suspense, Indian historicals, or contemporary romance, Rita enjoys bringing excitement and the enduring power of love to her stories.

Rita currently resides in Montana with her husband and their loveable Cockapoo named Gema.

When she isn't reading, writing or doing research, Rita enjoys making dream catchers, gold panning, crystal or sapphire digging, rafting, fishing, canoeing, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Also find Rita at:

Website: http://ritakarnopp.com
Facebook: rita.karnopp@facebook.com
LinkedIn: rita karnopp
Blog: http://mizging.blogspot.com/
Contact her at ritakarnopp@bresnan.net

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Gypsy Spirit 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Raingirl2 More than 1 year ago
Rita Karnopp has penned a bone-chilling, fast-paced novel that kept me on the edge of my seat. Zilka Sucuri is a fifteen-year-old Gypsy girl that demonstrates astounding determination and amazing strength of spirit against the atrocities of the Holocaust. Having lost her father and the rest of her kumpania at the hands of the Nazis, she soldiers on under many dangerous circumstances while assisting a young American soldier return to his unit. This book is definitely a well-researched page-turner and a Five Star winner!
Lanie-Girl_0513 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I love reading things about the Holocaust. Although it is something horrible that happened in our world not so long ago, I find it interesting to read about our past history, especially being of German decent. This book was very good, excellently wrtten and was heart-wrenching at times. I definitely recommend
Raingirl2 More than 1 year ago
Rita Karnopp has penned a bone-chilling, fast-paced novel that kept me on the edge of my seat. Zilka Sucuri is a fifteen-year-old Gypsy girl that demonstrates astounding determination and amazing strength of spirit against the atrocities of the Holocaust. Having lost her father and the rest of her kumpania at the hands of the Nazis, she soldiers on under many dangerous circumstances while assisting a young American soldier return to his unit. This book is definitely a well-researched page-turner and a Five Star winner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago