- Paperback: 92 pages
- Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (January 14, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1413462634
- ISBN-13: 978-1413462630
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,104,263 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Dr. Jerry Jennings is a clinical psychologist, screenwriter, and writer whose work has been published in The American Psychologist, Psychotherapy, The Journal of Mind and Behavior and the Philadelphia Daily News. He has published well over twenty peer-reviewed articles in professional journals, four of which have been selected for republication in subsequent anthologies. Stella Yollin has been a dedicated Holocaust educator since 1985. She maintains an active schedule of public speaking to schools and colleges in the Philadelphia area and New Jersey. Stella is especially proud of the hundreds of letters she receives from the students, which make her efforts so worthwhile.
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Stella and her family moved to Lodz, Poland when Stella was a young child. They had a comfortable life until 1939, when the Germans invaded and quickly overtook Poland. The family was torn apart and reuinted several times, and remained together in the Lodz Ghetto until its final liquidation in 1944. She and her mother stayed together, though impossible odds, and were liberated from Bergen-Belsen. Stella lost her father and siblings during the Holocaust. She treasures the photo of her father that managed to survive the war, and you can feel how much she loved both of her parents.
Embarrassed by her imprisonment in concentration camps, and surrounded by survivor friends, all young teenagers at the time of liberation who could not talk about their experiences, Stella kept her past a secret as she worked to rebuild a life after the Holocaust. It was only when people began to question whether the Holocaust really happened did Stella overcome her reluctance to relive her past and began telling her story. Stella will always be a hero to me; like all Holocaust survivors who share their stories with others, she has helped to ensure that the Holocaust, and her beautiful family, will be remembered. And she began doing it despite the pain it caused to remember unimaginably painful experiences.
This uniquely told story is honest, colorful, heartwarming and heartbreaking. It's an accessible read that, while sometimes sad, isn't graphic in its description and is never stark. I would highly recommend it for readers who may be looking for a less intense--but still honest and emotional--history of the Holocaust in Poland.
I got this for my granddaughter, who is 10, so she would have an understanding of that horrible time, without so much graphic detail.
I liked this very much.