Pictures of a Strange Town : a Story of the Terezin Ghetto (Signed)

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Author: Sandra Lee Braude
Signed by the Author
Publisher: Herstoria Press (2000)
ISBN-10: 0620258306
ISBN-13: 9780620258302
Condition: Very Good. The cover has some rubbing down the length near the spine, a few scratches, bumps, chips and creasing to the edges of the cover. There is a small stain on on the fore-edge. 
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 159
Dimensions: 20.5 x 14.4 x 1 cm

Weight: 0.5 kg

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Pictures of a Strange Town is a deeply moving story which brings to the reader an understanding of the lives of Jewish children in the ghetto of Terezin. The Jews who were transported there lived under horrific conditions and of the 15 000 Jewish children who passed through Terezin only about 100 survived.

The book tells the story about a beautiful flaxen haired young Jewish girl Rozenka Loew who comes from a middle class Jewish family in Prague.Her story opens on her ninth birthday, in 1937, when she is taken by her parents to her first opera, and meets Czech President Thomas Masaryk. The following year the Nazis invade Czechoslovakia, her father loses her job, the family loses everything and they are forced to wear the yellow star.

At the age of thirteen Rozenka is transported by the Nazis to the concentration camp at Terezin, and separated from her loved ones. There she must struggle to survive under horrific conditions, but despite this finds friendship and love.She finds meaning in learning art under the tutelage of a fine artist and teacher, who will always be remembered for her dedication to the children of Terezin.

The book is, in the words of the author "a tribute to the Jewish children who suffered and died in the Holocaust and to children everywhere who are subject to man's inhumanity to man".It is a beautiful tribute indeed.

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