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Claiming my place : coming of age in the shadow of the Holocaust

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Meet Barbara Reichmann, once known as Gucia Gomolinska; smart, determined, independent, and steadfast in the face of injustice. A Jew growing up in predominantly Catholic Poland during the 1920s and '30s, Gucia studies hard, makes friends, falls in love, and dreams of a bright future. Her world is turned upside down when Nazis invade Poland and establish the first Jewish ghetto of World War II in her town of Piotrków Trybunalski. As the war escalates, Gucia and her family, friends, and neighbors suffer starvation, disease, and worse. She knows her blond hair and fair skin give her an advantage, and eventually she faces a harrowing choice: risk either the uncertain horrors of deportation to a concentration camp, or certain death if she is caught resisting. She decides to hide her identity as a Jew and adopts the gentile name Danuta Barbara Tanska. Barbara, nicknamed Basia, leaves behind everything and everyone she has ever known in order to claim a new life for herself.

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Clifton Springs Library YA 940.53 Pri (Text)
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Macedon Public Library BIO REICHMANN (Text)
Adult Biography
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua YA B REICHMANN (Text)
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