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  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:194
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543967043

The Girl in the Cellar

Surviving the Holocaust in Nazi-Occupied Poland

by Gerda Krebs Seifer

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Overview
In September of 1939, thirteen-year-old Gerda Krebs's world changed when the Nazis invaded her hometown of Przemyśl, taking everything she held dear—her home, irreplaceable heirlooms, and ultimately, most of her family members. Escaping deportation to an extermination camp by hiding in the home of a Polish woman and using the papers of the woman's deceased, illegitimate daughter, Gerda never let go of the hope that she would one day reunite with her beloved father. Here, she tells her amazing story.
Description
In September of 1939, thirteen-year-old Gerda Krebs's world changed when the Nazis invaded her hometown of Przemyśl, taking everything she held dear—her home, irreplaceable heirlooms, and ultimately, most of her family members. Escaping deportation to an extermination camp by hiding in the home of a Polish woman and using the papers of the woman's deceased, illegitimate daughter, Gerda never let go of the hope that she would one day reunite with her beloved father. Here, she tells her amazing story. Gerda's determination is what led her to survive the terrifying experience of the Holocaust. Since arriving in the United States as an immigrant, she has spoken about her experiences to community groups, schools, churches, and synagogues. She hopes to spread her message of peace, hope and tolerance to as many people as possible.
About the author
Gerda Krebs Seifer is a retired nurse, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and a tireless orator, often retelling her account of the horrifying atrocities committed during the Holocaust and shedding a light in the darkness.
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