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Running through fire : how I survived the Holocaust

Author: Zosia Goldberg; Hilton Obenzinger
Publisher: San Francisco : Mercury House, ©2004.
Series: NEA heritage & preservation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A fellow Jew within the Warsaw Ghetto, offended by Zosia Goldberg's unaccented Polish, spat at her in Yiddish: "May you die amongst the goyem!" Zosia took this "curse" as a message from God. It sparked her escape from the Ghetto, convincing her that only by posing as a Gentile could she survive." "And Zosia did not die amongst the goyem - but nearly. She was a "debrouillarde": someone resourceful, someone who could  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldberg, Zosia.
Running through fire.
San Francisco : Mercury House, ©2004
(OCoLC)607307628
Online version:
Goldberg, Zosia.
Running through fire.
San Francisco : Mercury House, ©2004
(OCoLC)630990411
Named Person: Zosia Goldberg; Zosia Goldberg
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zosia Goldberg; Hilton Obenzinger
ISBN: 1562791281 9781562791285
OCLC Number: 54006980
Description: xvii, 187 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Before the War 3 --
The Siege of Warsaw 11 --
The Nazis Take Over 16 --
Cafe Sztuka 22 --
"We Will Meet in the Other World" 28 --
The End of the Family 32 --
"May You Die Amongst the Goyim" 38 --
The Brushmakers' Factory 42 --
Life Card 48 --
Escape from the Ghetto 56 --
In the Aryan Section 62 --
The Laboratory 66 --
On the Street 73 --
"Stupid Girl, You Are Going to Germany!" 80 --
Forced Labor 85 --
"It's a Long Way to Tipperary" 88 --
Sabotage 93 --
Escape 101 --
Prison 105 --
Prohno's Farm 113 --
"Do You Like Germans?" 119 --
The Black Forest 124 --
The Gestapo Jail 130 --
Blumenstadt 141 --
"Go to Buchenwald!" 150 --
The Chocolate Soldiers 155 --
France 157 --
Survivors 161 --
The William Jerman 172 --
Map of the Warsaw Ghetto 174.
Series Title: NEA heritage & preservation series.
Responsibility: by Zosia Goldberg as told to Hilton Obenzinger ; with an introduction by Paul Auster.
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"A fellow Jew within the Warsaw Ghetto, offended by Zosia Goldberg's unaccented Polish, spat at her in Yiddish: "May you die amongst the goyem!" Zosia took this "curse" as a message from God. It sparked her escape from the Ghetto, convincing her that only by posing as a Gentile could she survive." "And Zosia did not die amongst the goyem - but nearly. She was a "debrouillarde": someone resourceful, someone who could run through fire without getting burned. Her story features resistance at every turn, narrow escapes, and help from the most unlikely sources. At times suffering bitter betrayals by fellow Jews, she also encountered unexpected sympathies from some Nazis themselves. Zosia's story is as much a chronicle of the Holocaust as it is everywoman's struggle against human folly and depravity."--Jacket.

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