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The Resource Gazing at the stars : memories of a child survivor, Eva Slonim

Gazing at the stars : memories of a child survivor, Eva Slonim

Label
Gazing at the stars : memories of a child survivor
Title
Gazing at the stars
Title remainder
memories of a child survivor
Statement of responsibility
Eva Slonim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These events, the persecution of my people, have simply become part of the collection of facts that people now call 'history'. I lived these facts every day. They are part of my memory. 'History' tells us that the Jews of Bratislava were persecuted by the invading Nazis. What it doesn't tell us is how it feels, as a nine-year-old girl, to have your bicycle forced from your hands, confiscated by a soldier while your father watches, powerless
Summary
As a young girl in Slovakia in the late 1930s, Eva Weiss enjoyed the love of her close family and the support of a warm community around her. But her innocence was shattered by Nazi Germany's invasion of her homeland in March 1939. As the persecution of Europe's Jews gathered momentum, Eva's parents were forced to send their ten children into hiding, but she and her sister Marta could not avoid capture. In this remarkable memoir, Eva Slonim records her experiences at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. There, she witnessed countless horrors and was herself subjected to torture, extreme deprivation, and medical experimentation at the hands of the notorious Dr Josef Mengele. When the Soviet army liberated the survivors of Auschwitz early in 1945, Eva and Marta faced a new challenge: crossing war-torn Europe to be reunited with their family.
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10642278
Cataloging source
AU@
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1931-
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Slonim, Eva
Dewey number
940.5318
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Slonim, Eva
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Jewish children
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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memories of a child survivor
Label
Gazing at the stars : memories of a child survivor, Eva Slonim
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052717689
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 180 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781863956543
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)862959727
Label
Gazing at the stars : memories of a child survivor, Eva Slonim
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052717689
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 180 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781863956543
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)862959727

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