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The Resource The May beetles : my first twenty years, Baba Schwartz

The May beetles : my first twenty years, Baba Schwartz

Label
The May beetles : my first twenty years
Title
The May beetles
Title remainder
my first twenty years
Statement of responsibility
Baba Schwartz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Baba Schwartz's story began fifteen years before the Holocaust could have been imagined. It is the story of a spirited girl in a warm and loving Jewish family, living a normal life in a small town in eastern Hungary. In The May Beetles, Baba describes the innocence and excitement of her childhood, remembering her early years with verve and emotion, remarkably unaffected by what took place after the Nazis arrived. What did happen was unspeakable horror. Baba describes the shattering of her family and their community from 1944, when the Germans transported the 3000 Jews of her town to Auschwitz. She lost her father to the gas chambers, yet she and her two sisters survived this concentration camp and several others to which they were transported as slave labour. They eventually escaped the final death march and were liberated by the advancing Russian army. Baba writes about this period of horror with the same directness, freshness and honesty as she writes about her childhood. Baba wrote this book in 1991 but only revealed the manuscript last year, when she was eighty-eight. The May Beetles, prepared with the assistance of Robert Hillman, has a story to tell that will affect all readers deeply
Biography type
autobiography
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10523481
Cataloging source
AU@
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Schwartz, Baba
Dewey number
940.5318
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Schwartz, Baba
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust victims' families
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
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my first twenty years
Label
The May beetles : my first twenty years, Baba Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057112473
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781863958455
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, colour facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)940497748
Label
The May beetles : my first twenty years, Baba Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057112473
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781863958455
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, colour facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)940497748

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