Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival

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Harper Collins, Apr 21, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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“A superlative memoir of survival….Few wartime memoirs convey with such harrowing immediacy the evil of the Nazi genocide.”
—Daily Telegraph (London)

 

“One Girl’s Story of Survival,” Clara’s War is based on Clara Kramer’s diary of her years spent hiding in an underground bunker with seventeen other people during the Nazi occupation of Poland. In the classic vein of The Diary of Anne Frank—a heart-wrenching and inspiring story of a life lived in fear and cramped quarters—Clara’s War is a true story of the Holocaust as told by a remarkable young girl who lived to bear witness.

 

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User Review  - the_nice_bookworm - LibraryThing

Many books have been written about the Holocaust, but few so touching and unbelievable as Clara's War. This book is a must for anyone interested and fascinated by war history. This is Anne Frank's story with a happy ending. Read full review

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User Review  - Erins826 - LibraryThing

This is a very moving and beautifully written memoir of a young girl who keeps a diary while hiding with her family and several others in a bunker. Several times I found myself holding my breath during intense moments, particularly the close call scenes. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Clara (Schwarz) Kramer and her family were among the approximately five thousand Jews in Zolkiew, Poland, before World War II. At the end of the war, she and her parents numbered among the approximately sixty who survived. Kramer has served as president of the Holocaust Resource Foundation at Kean University for the past two decades. She lives in New Jersey.

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