Renia's diary

ISBN:9781529105056

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Renia is a young girl who dreams of becoming a poet. But Renia is Jewish, she lives in Poland and the year is 1939. When Russia and Germany invade her country, Renia's world shatters. Separated from her mother, her life takes on a new urgency as she flees Przemysl to escape night bombing raids, observes the disappearances of other Jewish families and, finally, witnesses the creation of the ghetto. But alongside the terror of war, there is also great beauty, as she begins to find her voice as a writer and falls in love for the first time. She and the boy she falls in love with, Zygmunt, share their first kiss a few hours before the Nazis reach her hometown. And it is Zygmunt who writes the final, heartbreaking entry in Renia's diary. Recently rediscovered after seventy years, 'Renia's Diary' is already being described as a classic of Holocaust literature.

Format
Paperback
Published
19/09/2019
ISBN
9781529105056
Publisher
EBURY PRESS
Weight
466kg

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"Astonishing... A new invaluable contribution to Holocaust literature" Smithsonian Magazine - Robin Shulman "A work which shows us that the worst atrocities of the twentieth century did not happen overnight, they happened slowly and painfully against the backdrop of the lives and loves of ordinary people"

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