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Claiming my place : coming of age in the shadow of the Holocaust / Planaria Price ; with Helen Reichmann West

Publication | Library Call Number: DS134.72.R447 P75 2018
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The true story of a young Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust by escaping to Nazi Germany and hiding in plain sight.
Barbara Reichmann-- once known as Gucia Gomolinska-- was a Jew growing up in predominantly Catholic Poland during the 1920s and '30s. Her world was turned upside down when Nazis invade Poland and established a Jewish ghetto in her town. Gucia's blond hair and fair skin give her an advantage, and she faced a harrowing choice: risk the uncertain horrors of deportation to a concentration camp, or certain death if she is caught resisting. She adopted the gentile name Danuta Barbara Tanska, and left to claim a new life for herself. The final portion of this narrative, written by her daughter Helen, completes Barbara's journey from her immigration to America until her natural, timely death.

Price, Planaria J., author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux [2018]
First edition
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