The diary of Mary Berg: growing up in the Warsaw ghetto

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Oneworld, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 284 pages
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After 60 years of silence, The Diary of Mary Berg is poised at last to gain the appreciation and widespread attention that it so richly deserves, and is certain to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank as one of the most significant memoirs of the twentieth century. From love to tragedy, seamlessly combining the everyday concerns of a growing teenager with a unique commentary on one of the darkest chapters in history, this timeless story provides an illuminating insight into life in the Warsaw Ghetto.

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Review: The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto

User Review  - Judit - Goodreads

Not an easy book to read. But definitely a good one. It's a diary but very well written. Honest but not sentimental. Highly recommended. Read full review

Review: The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto

User Review  - Shawnee - Goodreads

Haunting, chilling, and startlingly realistic. I have read many books about the Holocaust, but none of them that mentioned in any depths, the ghettos. I wish there was a follow-up book so I could know ... Read full review


Warsaw Besieged
The Ghetto Begins
Life Goes On

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About the author (2006)

Mary Berg is a writer and translator. She has translated a number of books from Spanish, including I've Forgotten Your Name by Martha Rivera, River of Sorrows by Libertad Demitropulos, Ximena at the Crossroads by Laura Riesco, and The Landscape of Castile by Antonio Machado. She teaches at Harvard University Extension and Brandeis University.

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