To Tell At Last

To Tell At Last : Survival under False Identity, 1941-45

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Blanca Rosenberg was a young wife and mother who escaped the brutality of the ghetto in Kolomyja, Poland, after her entire immediate family was killed. Though equipped with Aryan false-identity papers, she found life marked by daily threats and the danger of discovery - by the Gestapo, Polish police, extortionists, collaborators, hoodlums, and even former colleagues and acquaintances. Rosenberg's wartime trek took her to Polish cities, German military hospitals, and finally to Heidelberg, Germany, where she worked as a maid in a Nazi household from 1944 until her liberation by American forces. Her story is also a testimony to the power of friendship. Brought together in the ghetto, she and her friend Maria continued to support each other in their ensuing struggle for survival.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 149.86 x 220.98 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252065204
  • 9780252065200
  • 2,057,216

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Blanca Rosenberg's story of surviving the Nazi Holocaust.show more

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"Searing... With an even hand and understated prose [Rosenberg] bravely depicts Nazi carnage in chilling detail." -- New York Times Book Review. "Her harrowing account of intrigue and danger has all the elements of a war movie adventure, but they are amplified and stripped of any veneer of entertainment by the constant reminder that real lives were at stake." -- The Forwardshow more

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