Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust

Rutka's Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust
Artist/Author/Cast: 
Vashem, Yad (Prepared for Publication by); Time Magazine Editors (Editor); Knauer, Kelly (Editor); Laskier, Rutka
ISBN: 
9781603200196

Rutka Laskier, a 14-year-old Jewish girl in the town of Bedzin in Poland, died in Auschwitz in 1943. But she left behind a notebook in which she recorded her thoughts, fears and dreams. Some are the musings of any adolescent girl; others are the despairing cries of an individual caught in history's vortex. Now, after 60 years in the keeping of a friend, that notebook has been recovered - and it opens a unique, moving window into the everyday life of Polish Jews caught in the throes of Adolf Hitler's Final Solution. Hailed as the " Polish Anne Frank," Rutka Laskier now speaks to us across the decades: a witness to evil, a voice for the silent, and a timeless symbol of resolve. The editors of TIME add annotations, photos, maps, and quotations that help bring this tragic era into compelling focus for today's readers.

Description: 

More than sixty years after her 1943 death in Auschwitz, the words of fourteen-year-old Rutka Laskier, a young Jewish girl from Bedzin, Poland, recreate the everyday lives of the Polish Jews of her town caught up in the Holocaust.

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Call Number: 
YP 92 Laskier 2008

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