Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Accout of Life in a Concentration Camp

Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Accout of Life in a Concentration Camp

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ISBN-13: 9780393077971
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 359,540
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Helga Weiss was born in Prague in 1929. After surviving the Holocaust and the Second World War, Helga returned to Prague, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, and became an artist. She has two children, three grandchildren, and lives to this day in the apartment where she was born.

Francine Prose is the author of sixteen books of fiction, including Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Among her most recent works of nonfiction is the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife. A former president of PEN American Center, she lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Maps

Helga's Journey 8

Terezín 10

Introduction Francine Prose 13

Author's Note 23

Helga's Diary

1 Prague 29

2 Terezín 65

3 Auschwitz, Freiberg, Mauthausen, Home 146

Interview with Helga Weiss 207

Translator's Note 235

Glossary 243

Illustration Credits 247

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Francine Prose

What's startling, throughout, is the resilience with which her buoyant spirit keeps bobbing up past the hardships, indignities, and cruelties of her captors.

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Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Accout of Life in a Concentration Camp 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A remarkable story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not what I expected. I really didn't care for this book. I didn't like all the explaining of what was written or placement in time. I didn't care for this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i haven't read this book either, sorry.
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