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!
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.
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.
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.
An impressive memoir of a young 13 yr. old girl during the Nazi era