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Title:
Hide and seek : a wartime childhood
Author:
Cahn-Tober, Theresa.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2003.

©2002
Physical Description:
xii, 216 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York, NY : Harmony Press, 2002.
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780826331984
Format :
Book

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Central Library DS135.P63 C34 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

In 1939, Irenka Licht had just turned three when Germany invaded Poland. Her father, a respected local physician, tapped into a large network of friends who were willing to hide and protect his Jewish family. Irenka was sent to live separate from her family and spent six years hiding in cellars, attics, and a convent. She continually assumed false identities and was allowed to visit her family only occasionally -- and under a heavy cloak of secrecy. In 1946, when Irenka entered the United States, her name was changed to 'Theresa'. This is her memoir of those years. She recognises, and pays tribute to, those who made sacrifices and ignored the danger of helping her and her family during those terror-filled years, especially Marysia Niemiec, who went to extreme lengths to assist young Irenka.


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