Clara's war : one girl's story of survival /
Kramer, president of the Holocaust Resource Foundation at Kean University, recounts her life as a frightened, hungry Jewish teenager living in Żółkiew, Poland, during the Holocaust. She and her parents were rescued by Righteous Gentiles.
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|First U.S. edition.
|New York : Ecco, 
|Ann & Jean Burnstine Book Fund for Jewish Studies (Wellesley College)
|Gift of the Ann & Jean Burnstine Book Fund for Jewish Studies.
|Kramer, president of the Holocaust Resource Foundation at Kean University, recounts her life as a frightened, hungry Jewish teenager living in Żółkiew, Poland, during the Holocaust. She and her parents were rescued by Righteous Gentiles.
"A superlative memoir of survival....Few wartime memoirs convey with such harrowing immediacy the evil of the Nazi genocide."<br> <br> --Daily Telegraph (London) </p> </p> "One Girl's Story of Survival," Clara's War is based on Clara Kramer's diary of her years spent hiding in an underground bunker with seventeen other people during the Nazi occupation of Poland. In the classic vein of The Diary of Anne Frank--a heart-wrenching and inspiring story of a life lived in fear and cramped quarters--Clara's War is a true story of the Holocaust as told by a remarkable young girl who lived to bear witness. </p>
|Images of Clara's diary on the endpapers and in the plate section are reproduced courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Originally published: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Ebury Press, c2008--T.p. verso.
|xii, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, : illustrations, portraits, genealogical table ; 22 cm
Clara Kramer is the daughter of a Jewish factory owner who wrote the book Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival. The story is her rmemoir about the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939. It tells of how her hometown of Zolkiew is initially in the Russian occupied part of Poland and how she witnesses several friends and family being killed or deported by the Soviets. When the Russians switch sides and join with the Allies following Germany's invasion of Soviet Union, the Red Army retreats, and the town is occupied by the Nazis. Jews are stripped of their assets and told to relocate to the ghetto, but having heard stories of the treatment of Jews by the Nazis, Clara's family and some friends make the decision to go into hiding.
With the help of Valentin Beck, an ethnic German, and his family, Clara, her family and others are hidden in a purpose-built bunker under Melman's house [ who also share the bunker with Clara's family] , which is no larger than a horse stall. Clara's mother urges her to begin writing a diary so that if they do not survive the war, the world will know what happened to them. This became her memoir - Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survuval.
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