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Claiming my place

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Claiming my place : coming of age in the shadow of the Holocaust

Price, Planaria J., author.

New York, NY : Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, [2018]

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Claiming My Place is the true story of a young Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust by escaping to Nazi Germany and hiding in plain sight.

Meet Barbara Reichmann, once known as Gucia Gomolinska: smart, determined, independent, and steadfast in the face of injustice. A Jew growing up in predominantly Catholic Poland during the 1920s and '30s, Gucia studies hard, makes friends, falls in love, and dreams of a bright future. Her world is turned upside down when Nazis invade Poland and establish the first Jewish ghetto of World War II in her town of Piotrko´w Trybunalski. As the war escalates, Gucia and her family, friends, and neighbors suffer starvation, disease, and worse. She knows her blond hair and fair skin give her an advantage, and eventually she faces a harrowing choice: risk either the uncertain horrors of deportation to a concentration camp, or certain death if she is caught resisting. She decides to hide her identity as a Jew and adopts the gentile name Danuta Barbara Tanska. Barbara, nicknamed Basia, leaves behind everything and everyone she has ever known in order to claim a new life for herself.

Writing in the first person, author Planaria Price and Helen Reichmann West, Barbara's daughter, bring the immediacy of Barbara's voice to this true account of a young woman whose unlikely survival hinges upon the same determination and defiant spirit already evident in the six-year-old girl we meet as this story begins. The final portion of this narrative, written by Helen, completes Barbara's journey from her immigration to America until her natural, timely death.
Includes maps and photographs



1 copy available at Milford High School


978-0-374-30529-1 (hardcover)

LC Call No:

DS134.72.R447 P75 2018

Dewey Class No:

940.53/18092 B 23


Price, Planaria J., author.


Claiming my place : coming of age in the shadow of the Holocaust / Planaria Price ; with Helen Reichmann West.


First edition.


pages cm.


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Reichmann, Barbara,---2007--Juvenile literature.


Jews--Poland--Piotrków Trybunalski--Biography--Juvenile literature.


Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Biography--Juvenile literature.


West, Helen Reichmann, author.

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