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Sala's gift : my mother's Holocaust story

Author: Ann Kirschner
Publisher: New York : Free Press, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For nearly fifty years, Sala Kirschner kept a secret: she had survived five years as a slave in seven different Nazi work camps. We know surprisingly little about the vast network of Nazi labor camps, where imprisoned Jews built railroads and highways, churned out munitions and materiel, and otherwise supported the limitless needs of the Nazi war machine. This book gives us an insider's account. In the first years,  Read more...
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Title: Sala's gift : my mother's Holocaust story /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Kirschner
ISBN: 0743289382; 9780743289382; 9781416541707; 1416541705
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-275) and index.
Content: In place of her sister -- One clean Jew -- Sarenka -- Small and grey, old and young, the poor and the rich -- Interregnum: August 12, 1942 -- Good day, good mail -- The last birthday -- 120 years of freedom -- The other side of silence -- Sala's labor camps -- Sala's family.
Description: vii, 287 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: In place of her sister -- One clean Jew -- Sarenka -- Small and grey, old and young, the poor and the rich -- Interregnum: August 12, 1942 -- Good day, good mail -- The last birthday -- 120 years of freedom -- The other side of silence -- Sala's labor camps -- Sala's family.
Responsibility: Ann Kirschner.
Genre/Form: Personal correspondence.
Biographies.
Biography.
Records and correspondence.
Correspondence.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kirschner, Ann. Sala's gift. New York : Free Press, ©2006 (OCoLC)608022417
Online version: Kirschner, Ann. Sala's gift. New York : Free Press, ©2006 (OCoLC)608411236
Year: 2006
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2006043743
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: DS135.P63; Dewey No.: 940.53/18092 B
OCLC No.: 70208074

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"For nearly fifty years, Sala Kirschner kept a secret: she had survived five years as a slave in seven different Nazi work camps. We know surprisingly little about the vast network of Nazi labor camps, where imprisoned Jews built railroads and highways, churned out munitions and materiel, and otherwise supported the limitless needs of the Nazi war machine. This book gives us an insider's account. In the first years, Sala was aided by her close friend Ala Gertner, who would later lead an uprising at Auschwitz. Sala was also helped by other key friends. Yet above all, she survived thanks to the slender threads of support expressed in the letters of her friends and family. She kept them at great personal risk, and it is astonishing that she was able to receive as many as she did. Her daughter Ann now tells her story through them"--
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