Price, Planaria , West, Helen Reichmann

Claiming My Place: A True Story of Defiance, Deception, and Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust

(4) YA Price (assisted by her subject's daughter, West) recounts the life of Holocaust survivor Barbara Reichmann. Born Sura Gitla Gomolinska in 1916 Poland, Reichmann and her family were confined to the Piotrków ghetto. After her mother's death, Reichmann obtained false identification papers (hiding her Judaism) and later immigrated to America. The first-person, present-tense text, while occasionally confusing, adds detail and immediacy, as does a sixteen-page photo insert. Glos.


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