Child of Our Time: A Young Girls Flight from the Holocaust Ruth David

ISBN: 9781282529526

Published: May 10th 2014

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170 pages


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Child of Our Time: A Young Girls Flight from the Holocaust  by  Ruth David

Child of Our Time: A Young Girls Flight from the Holocaust by Ruth David
May 10th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 170 pages | ISBN: 9781282529526 | 3.74 Mb

Plucked from deepest rural Germany, after witnessing the horror of Kristallnacht and her familys eviction from its village, Ruth David was sent to England as part of the Kindertransport, one of the few routes to safety and survival for so manyMorePlucked from deepest rural Germany, after witnessing the horror of Kristallnacht and her familys eviction from its village, Ruth David was sent to England as part of the Kindertransport, one of the few routes to safety and survival for so many children who were to lose their parents in the Holocaust.

But survival at what price? As a suspicious enemy alien in England at the outbreak of war with little English and few friends, Ruth grew up in loneliness, under the brutal eye of two Viennese ladies who ran the refugee hostel for Austrian, German and Czechoslovak girls where she lived. Their quasi-Dickensian coldness only exacerbated the pain of loss and terrible insecurity that haunted Ruth over these years.

As the months of war crawled by, the hostel she lived in gradually turned into an orphanage, as the news from the camps first trickled and then poured in - Rivesaltes, Gurs and Drancy, but also Buchenwald, Theresienstadt and Auschwitz where Ruth parents perished in 1942.But Ruth survived luckier than most to rebuild her life as a teacher both in England and America.

Here is the profoundly human story of a little girl caught in the vortex of one of historys great horrors.



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