Clara's War by Clara Kramer

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Clara's War

A young girl's true story of miraculous survival under the Nazis

by Clara Kramer

Ebury Press, Random House, 2008 [First Edition], ISBN 9781741665215, black and white photographic plates, paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, a little creasing to covers, front fly-leaf removed, creasing to introductory pages, uncreased spine, no inscriptions (see photographs)

"On 21 July 1942 the Nazis invaded Poland.  In the small town of Zolkiew, life for Jewish 15-year-old Clara Kramer was never to be the same again.  While those around her were either slaughtered or transported, Clara and her family hid perilously in a hand-dug cellar.  Living above and protecting them were the Becks.
Mr Beck was a womaniser, a drunkard and a self-professed anti-semite, yet he risked his life throughout the war to keep his charges safe.  Nevertheless, life with Mr Beck was from predictable.  From the house catching fire, to Beck's affair with Clara's cousin, to the nightly SS drinking sessions in the room just above, Clara's War transports you into the dark, cramped bunker, and sits you next to the families as they hold their breath time and again."

 


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