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Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust

Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Epstein, Franci

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In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year journey through several camps during the Second World War, from Terezin to Ausc...hwitz-Birkenau, to forced labor in Hamburg and finally Bergen-Belsen. After the camp's liberation by the British in April 1945, she returned to Prague, a survivor. Franci was known in her group as the Prague seamstress. Hers is a story of ingenuity and endurance- she pretended to be an electrican to escape the Auschwitz selection, secretly fighting for the survival of her fellow inmates. Franci also gives voice to the darker side of women in war - rape and prostitiution - offering an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation.
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ISBN 9780241441107
Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
Publisher Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780241441107
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Michael Joseph Ltd
Released 31 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Epstein, Franci
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: Second World War
The Holocaust
Military History
Fascism & Nazism
Political Oppression & Persecution
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 940.5318092
Weight 334g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly