Alicia: Memoirs of A Survivor (Paperback)
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Alicia: Memoirs of A Survivor (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 14/08/2014
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A remarkable Holocaust memoir, a powerful testament to human courage and fortitude, for readers of Edith Eger's The Choice.

'This memoir is heartbreaking.' Elie Wiesel, author of Night
'Profoundly observed... remarkably lived... ferocious bravery.' New York Times
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Alicia Jurman is five-years-old when her story begins. It is 1935 and she is living in the East Polish town of Buczacz. Although brought up in an atmosphere of anti-Semitism, nothing could have prepared her for the Russian invasion of Poland and the full horror of the Nazi Occupation.

At thirteen, while fleeing the Nazis through war-ravaged Poland, Alicia began saving the lives of strangers. Her family cruelly wrenched from her, Alicia rescued other Jews from the Gestapo, led them to safe hideouts, and lent them her courage and hope. Even the sight of her mother's brutal murder could not quash this remarkable child's faith in human goodness - or her determination to prevail against overwhelming odds.

After the war, Alicia continued to risk her life, leading Polish Jews on an underground route to freedom in Palestine. She swore on her brother's grave that if she survived, she would speak for her silenced family. This book is the eloquent fulfilment of that oath.
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What readers are saying about Alicia:

***** 'I just kept turning the pages to the end.'
***** 'So much bravery... We need to remember history like this.'
***** "Probably the most astonishing book I have ever read.'

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857502612
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 310 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Profoundly observed... amid all this ferocious bravery, small, sweet details emerge with a rending power. * New York Times *
Gripping, assiduously detailed... the author serves as a model of active home-front heroism * Kirkus *
A powerful, intimate, searingly impressive memoir of a uniquely courageous and unusually intuitive young girl of the Holocaust nightmare and the years following. * Chaim Potok, author of The Chosen and The Promise *

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