Cover of: Alicia | Alicia Appleman-Jurman

About the Book

From Publishers Weekly
A young girl's experience of the Nazi pogrom in her Polish hometown is related with an immediacy undimmed by time in her autobiography. In 1942, the author and her family undergo a brutal separation. Thirteen-year-old Alicia escapes her captors, fleeing through fields and woods, encountering fellow refugees and occasionally finding safe harbors. Although she sees her mother's wanton murder and endures physical and mental deprivation, the teenager is supported by faith in family and in the goodness of people. Capable of rallying others, she eventually heads a group who settle in Palestine. In 1949, she marries an American in Haifa and moves to the United States. Long and on occasion rambling, her story contributes to an infamous history as a tale, not only of survival, but of active resistance to oppression. Major ad/promo.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
A Polish Jew, the author re-creates her efforts to survive in Nazi-dominated, war-torn Poland. Between the ages of ten and 15, she suffered terrible hardships and encountered numerous brushes with death. This is a potentially useful addition to Holocaust literature, for although she never experienced the death camps, Appleman-Jurman lived in constant peril and managed to survive only through an extraordinary combination of luck and street sense. Unfortunately, the heavy use of dialogue reconstructed more than 40 years later has an unsettling effect on the mood and plausibility of this interesting and frequently horrifying survival narrative. Still, public libraries should consider. Mark R. Yerburgh, Trinity Coll. Lib., Burlington, Vt.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

First Sentence

First they killed my brother Moshe. . . .

Edition Notes

Map on lining papers.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
940.53/15/03924
Library of Congress
DS135.R93 B83 1988

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xi, 356 p. :
Number of pages
356

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2037811M
Internet Archive
aliciamystory00appl
ISBN 10
0553053175
ISBN 13
9780553053173
LC Control Number
88014144
Library Thing
86234
Goodreads
1162647
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