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  • Published: 1 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473580947
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Surviving the War

based on an incredible true story of hope, love and resistance




Based on an incredible true story of love and survival, perfect for fans of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, CILKA'S JOURNEY and THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ

Based on an incredible true story of love, resilience, survival and hope. Perfect for fans of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, CILKA'S JOURNEY and THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZ.

Shurka, her beloved husband and their two small children lived in a pretty house in a village in Poland, surrounded by a little garden with lilies. When WWII broke out, they thought the Germans would never reach them, but they soon learned how wrong they were.

Forced to flee their family home, they found shelter in the nearest ghetto but, every night, more and more Jews disappeared; taken away on trucks and to never be seen again… The camps at Sobibor, Treblinka and Auschwitz-Birkenau were only a rumour, but the longer the family stayed in the ghetto, the sooner they could become a horrifying reality.

Escaping into the forest was their best chance of survival. There the family, along with Jewish resistance fighters, hid from the Nazi soldiers who hunted them.

But this new life would test them more than they ever thought possible... and survival sometimes comes at a terrible price.

  • Published: 1 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473580947
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Adiva Geffen

Adiva Geffen is a bestselling writer and playwright. Her plays have appeared on major stages in Israel, she lectures and leads numerous writing workshops and she is a board member of the Israeli Writers’ Association.

Geffen started out as a special-education teacher, before serving as the spokesperson for the Habima National Theatre for more than a decade. She founded and subsequently led the Israeli Theatre Award for ten years, and now serves as head of The Gnazim Institute of the Hebrew Writers Association, the largest Hebrew literature archive in the world.

Born in Haifa, Israel and the mother of three sons, Geffen now lives in Tel Aviv with her partner Aharon Meidan.

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