Why am I still alive? Why was I spared? One night in 1944, Luba Tryszynska's questions were answered when she found fifty-four children abandoned behind the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. Luba knew if the Nazis caught her she could be executed. But they are someone's children. And they are hungry. Despite the mortal dangers, Luba and the ...
Why am I still alive? Why was I spared? One night in 1944, Luba Tryszynska's questions were answered when she found fifty-four children abandoned behind the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. Luba knew if the Nazis caught her she could be executed. But they are someone's children. And they are hungry. Despite the mortal dangers, Luba and the women of her barracks cared for these orphans thro-ugh a winter of disease, starvation, and war. Here is the true story of an everyday hero and the children who gave her a reason to live. My name is Luba Tryszynska-Frederick and this is my story. I never thought of myself as a particularly brave person, certainly not a hero. But I found that inside every human being there is a hero waiting to emerge. I never could have done what I did without the help of many heroes. This story is for them, and for the children. --Luba Tryszynska-Frederick
Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.
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This true story has a feminine hero or heroine. I bought a copy for my 3 year old granddaughter, but will wait a couple of years before I give it too her. Luba is a courageous person who hides 54 children from the Nazis for a couple of months until the war ends. There is a reunion of all the survivors on the 50th anniversary of their freedom,
Publishers Weekly, 2003-12-22 A Holocaust heroine emerges in Tryszynska-Frederick's account of being a prisoner at Bergen-Belsen, which McCann judiciously relays in the third person. A Polish Jew, Luba had endured two years in Auschwitz, where her infant son had been taken from her upon arrival; believing that Luba was a nurse, the Nazis sent her to Bergen-Belsen in the winter of 1944 to look after their wounded. She hears the sounds of crying on her first night there, and discovers 54 Dutch babies and children in a field, left to freeze to death. Determined to save them, she obtains food and clothing for them and, just as amazingly, persuades innumerable adults to keep their presence a secret. When the British liberated the camp, 52 of the children were still alive. McCann's presentation emphasizes the miraculousness of the children's survival as opposed to the notorious conditions of the camp. Marshall, a debut artist, offers oil and collage illustrations that show what appears to be a carefully crafted view of Bergen-Belsen: no immediate acts of brutality are depicted, and other hardships are downplayed. More of a context may be needed for the message to resound in its fullness, but this is a welcome story of hope. Ages 8-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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