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Author Oren, Ram.

Title Gertruda's oath : a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II / Ram Oren ; consultation by Mike Stolowitzky ; translation by Barbara Harshav.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  940.5318 ORE    AVAILABLE
 Graves-Hume PL Adult Non Fiction - GVHY-12  940.531 ORE    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Non Fiction - JHLY-14  940.5318 ORE    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  940.5318 ORE    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  940.5318 ORE    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  940.5318 ORE    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-6  B STOLOVITZKY    AVAILABLE
Edition First American edition.
Description 308 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family's devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael's mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son. Written with the assistance of Michael, now 72, this book re-creates Michael and Gertruda's amazing journey. Vignettes bring to life the people who helped ensure their survival, including SS officer Karl Rink, who made it his mission to save Jews after his own Jewish wife was murdered. This is a story of extraordinary courage and moral strength in the face of horrific events.--From publisher description.
Subject Solovitsi, Mikha'el, 1936-
Babilinsah, Gerrudah, 1902-1995.
Jews -- Poland -- Biography.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Biography.
Holocaust survivors -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Poland.
Added Title Shevu‘ah. English
ISBN 9780385527187 alkaline paper $24.95
0385527187 alkaline paper $24.95

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