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Title:
My survival : a girl on Schindler's list : a memoir
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., [2020]

©2019
ISBN:
9781338593792

9781338656220
Physical Description:
112 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 19 cm
Target Audience:
Ages 9-11.

Grades 4-6.
Language:
English
Contents:
October 1944, Auschwitz death camp -- 1930s, Another world -- 1939, War -- 1940-41, The Krakow Ghetto -- 1942, Liquidation of the Krakow Ghetto -- Plaszow concentration camp -- Schindler's list -- 1944, Auschwitz -- Living in a nightmare -- 1944-45, War's end -- Return to a dangerous city -- Marriage and America -- movie Schindler's List -- Closing thoughts.
Abstract:
"The astonishing true story of a girl who survived the Holocaust thanks to Oskar Schindler, of Schindler's List fame. Rena Finder was only eleven when the Nazis forced her and her family -- along with all the other Jewish families -- into the ghetto in Krakow, Poland. Rena worked as a slave laborer with scarcely any food and watched as friends and family were sent away. Then Rena and her mother ended up working for Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who employed Jewish prisoners in his factory and kept them fed and healthy. But Rena's nightmares were not over. She and her mother were deported to the concentration camp Auschwitz. With great cunning, it was Schindler who set out to help them escape. Here in her own words is Rena's gripping story of survival, perseverance, tragedy, and hope. Including pictures from Rena's personal collection and from the time period, this unforgettable memoir introduces young readers to an astounding and necessary piece of history"-- Provided by publisher.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader MG 6.5 3.0 Quiz No. 505672 EN Nonfiction
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