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Helga's Diary: A Young Girl's Account of Life in a Concentration Camp

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In 1939, Helga Weiss was a young Jewish schoolgirl in Prague. Along with some 45,000 Jews living in the city, Helga's family endured the first wave of the Nazi invasion: her father was denied work; she was forbidden from attending regular school. As Helga witnessed the increasing Nazi brutality, she began documenting her experiences in a diary.

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"A sacred reminder of what so many millions suffered, and only a few survived."--Adam Kirsch,

About the Author

Helga Weiss was born in Prague in 1929. After surviving the Holocaust and the Second World War, Helga returned to Prague, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, and became an artist. She has two children, three grandchildren, and lives to this day in the apartment where she was born.Francine Prose is the author of sixteen books of fiction, including Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Among her most recent works of nonfiction is the highly acclaimed Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife. A former president of PEN American Center, she lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780393348248
Author:
Weiss, Helga
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Prose, Francine
Author:
Bermel, Neil
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 color paintings; 12 photographs
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
20.96 x 13.97 mm

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» Biography » General
» Biography » Women
» History and Social Science » World History » General
» History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust
» Reference » Science Reference » General
» Religion » Judaism » Holocaust
» Science and Mathematics » Biology » General

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