Girl - My Childhood and the Second World War

The best Ebook Girl My Childhood and the Second World War

The best Ebook Girl - My Childhood and the Second World War the best work Alona Frankel was just two years old when Germany invaded Poland After a Polish carpenter agreed to hide her parents but not her, Alona s parents desperately handed her over to a greedy woman who agreed to hide her only as long as they continued to send money Isolated from her parents and living among pigs, horses, mice, and lice, Alona taught herself to read and drew onAlona Frankel was just two years old when Germany invaded Poland After a Polish carpenter agreed to hide her parents but not her, Alona s parents desperately handed her over to a greedy woman who agreed to hide her only as long as they continued to send money Isolated from her parents and living among pigs, horses, mice, and lice, Alona taught herself to read and drew on scraps of paper The woman would send these drawings to Alona s parents as proof that Alona was still alive In time, the money ran out and Alona was tossed into her parents hiding place, at this point barely recognizing them After Poland s liberation, Alona s mother was admitted to a terminal hospital and Alona handed over to a wealthy, arrogant family of Jewish survivors who eventually cast her off to an orphanage Despite these daily horrors and dangers surrounding her, Alona s imagination could not be restrained A powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit, Girlis the story of a young girl s self preservation through a horrible war and its aftermath Faithful to the perspective of the heroine herself, Frankel, now a world renowned children s author and illustrator, reveals a little girl full of life in a terrible, evil world.. A viral Ebook Girl - My Childhood and the Second World War Won in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for a review. I am not quite sure how I feel about the style; sometimes it was a bit annoying, the repetition frustrating. However, it did feel as if it was written by a younger person, which I think Frankel intended. I did fully enjoy the content of the story and the perspective of a young survivor. I would highly recommend this to anyone that wants a firsthand account of hiding during the Holocaust.

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  1. Alona Frankel was born on June 27, 1937 in Cracow, Poland As a Jew under the German occupation of World War II, she was forced along with her parents and all other Jews into the Lvov Ghetto After the ghetto was liquidated by the Nazis, Alona was sent off to hide in a remote, Catholic village, with forged documents Pretending to be a Christian child, she worked and slept in a barn with her new friends the pigs.Alona and her parents survived the World War and immigrated to Israel in 1949 She began illustrating books in her thirties and in the mid 70 s wrote and illustrated the picturebook Once Upon a Potty in Hebrew Sir Ha Sirim which grew into an international bestseller, including in English, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian and Italian languages The Joshua for boys and Prudence for girls books remain the 1 all time potty related classics in the United States, and around the world.Alona has written and illustrated over 50 children s books, in addition to designing covers and illustrating dozens of books by other authors Her books have been translated into many languages and her art has been featured at exhibitions worldwide Frankel has won numerous prizes, including multiple Parent s Choice awards, and the Hans Christian Andersen List of the International Board on Books for Young People The difference between adults and children is only life experience, their wealth of associations, and the child s dependence upon the grownup, explains Alona Other than that, I hold children s judgment and opinions in the highest regard, and have great respect for them In recent years, she has also begun writing books for adults and YA Young Adults the first, Girl in Hebrew Yalda was awarded The Sapir Prize for literature and Yad Va Shem s Buchman Prize It will be published in English this September by Indiana University Press and has been favorably compared to the writings of Anne Frank, Primo Levi and Marcel Proust, no less Alona is a mother of two sons Ari and Michael and a grandmother of five She lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel For information, please visit alonafrankel online.

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Girl - My Childhood and the Second World War Comment

  1. Won in a Giveaway in exchange for a review I am not quite sure how I feel about the style sometimes it was a bit annoying, the repetition frustrating However, it did feel as if it was written by a younger person, which I think Frankel intended I did fully enjoy the content of the story and the perspective of a young survivor I would highly recommend this to anyone that wants a firsthand account of hiding during the Holocaust.


  2. An impressionistic masterpiece With the same painterly sensitivity of a Joyce or Rilke, Frankel captures the Holocaust and World War II through the eyes of a little Jewish girl in Poland Unforgettable.


  3. I started out really enjoying reading this book I thought the author s style was interesting, but then the repetition began to annoy me and and then I no longer had any interest finding out what happened I didn t bother finishing.





  4. Excellent book The unusual writing style adds to the effect of reading this through the eyes of a young child I m not sure why I keep reading these depressing holocaust books lately But I do


  5. Frankel was a child in Poland when the Germans invaded, her parents found a place to hide but the owners refused to take their daughter who was taken by a woman who looked after her for money Frankel was separated from her parents for a few years until they ran out of money to pay her keeper The keeper dumped Alona on the parents doorstep Alona at this stage had no idea who her parents were The three Frankels remained hidden in a converted carpentry shop for eighteen months until the Red Army mo [...]


  6. Although this is a personal memoir of the war and many things the author shared were disturbing I found this book to be too repetitive The author always repeated things in threes She also jumped around and would tell about one thing and then pages later she would be saying the same thing I know she wanted to make a point of the horrors of war however for me I found this style of writing sometimes difficult to follow The author was profoundly impacted by her childhood experiences but I found her [...]



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