A Teenager's Memoir of the Holocaust
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About the Book
When the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939, Vera Schiff and her family were sent to Theresienstadt. Touted as the “model ghetto” for propaganda purposes, as well as to deceive Red Cross inspectors, it was in fact a holding camp for famous Jews—in case the world was to inquire. For the rest, however, it was the last stop on the way to the gas chambers. Those “lucky” enough to remain faced slave labor, starvation and disease.
Shiff’s intimate narrative of endurance recounts her family’s three years in Theresienstadt, the challenges of life under postwar communism, and her escape to the nascent and turbulent state of Israel.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2021
Book Reviews & Awards
From the first edition: Winner, Elie Wiesel Prize in Holocaust Memoir—The Canadian Jewish Book Awards