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Sala's gift : my mother's Holocaust story

Author: Ann Kirschner
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©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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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Biography
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
Named Person: Sala Garncarz Kirschner; Sala Garncarz Kirschner; Sala Garncarz Kirschner; Garncarz family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Kirschner
ISBN: 0743289382 9780743289382
OCLC Number: 70208074
Description: vii, 287 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Ann Kirschner.
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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.--From publisher description.

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