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Alicia:  My Story
Alicia My Story
Author: Alicia Appleman Jurman
Born Polish Jew, the author, Alicia Appleman Jurman, has written a memoir of award winning status. The author re-creates her valiant skills of learning to survive in Nazi-dominated, war-torn Poland. — Between the ages of ten and 15, she suffered terrible hardships and encountered numerous brushes with death. This is an award winning memoir and a ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553282184
ISBN-10: 0553282182
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 433
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 3
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ARReader avatar reviewed Alicia: My Story on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Of all the Holocaust books I've had read this account of Alicia's life at the young age of 9-13 is just incredible! Her courage, quick thinking, empathy, creativity, and ability to save so many lives besides her own so unselfishly tells the story of what a special person Alicia is. Even when she is offered stability, a home, a family, new clothes, and a comfortable life again;she kindly refused it and struck out on her own as a young teenager to again travel toward her destiny. This is a story with a message that is timeless, and a story for every reader!
TXGrobanite avatar reviewed Alicia: My Story on + 270 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Wonderful book along the same lines as Diary of Anne Frank. She tells about how the Gestapo murdered her family so not for the faint of heart. Very good read and an eye opener.
MyLikeIt avatar reviewed Alicia: My Story on + 450 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I had the privilege of meeting this author and hearing her speak several years ago. She is an inspiration, and her message is just as important today as ever.
Shervivor avatar reviewed Alicia: My Story on + 97 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This was a little different then the usual Holocaust survivor account. Alicia was a young jewish girl when the Germans invaded Poland. It is a different account because Alicia was never sent to a concentration camp but survived in the fields and small villages of Poland. And she was apparently the luckiest person that survived that war. Some of the situations she managed to get out of were amazing. The book also spends quite a bit of time discussing what happened in Europe in the couple of years immediately following the war, which was very interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Holocaust.
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Helpful Score: 3
An impressive memoir of a young 13 yr. old girl during the Nazi era
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reviewed Alicia: My Story on + 35 more book reviews
This is a great story about a survivor of the Nazis. This is written more like a novel then a non-fiction book, but sadly you have to keep reminding yourself that it did truly happen. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Holocaust, the Jewish struggle, or even world war 2. I can't say enough how good this book was. Please read!
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I've read many book on WWII, but this one will remain with me for a long, long time. I would recommend Alicia to anyone interested in this topic. This book gets the highest rating!


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