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Author Friesová, Jana Renée, 1927-
Title Pevnost mého mládi. English
Fortress of my youth : memoir of a Terezín survivor / Jana Renée Friesová ; translated by Elinor Morrisby and Ladislav Rosendorf.
Imprint Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2002]

Author Friesová, Jana Renée, 1927-
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Subject Friesová, Jana Renée, 1927-
Theresienstadt (Concentration camp)
Jews -- Persecutions -- Czech Republic -- Prague.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Czech Republic -- Prague -- Personal narratives.
Prague (Czech Republic) -- Ethnic relations.
Alt Name Morrisby, Elinor.
Rosendorf, Ladislav.
Description 1 online resource (x, 190 pages) : map
polychrome rdacc
Summary "Jana Renee Friesova was fifteen when she was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Czech ghetto town of Terezin (Theresienstadt). Her memoir unfolds before us the poignantly familiar picture of a young girl who, even under the most abominable circumsatnce, engages in intense adolescent friendships, worries with her companions over her looks, and falls in love. Raised a Catholic by Secular Jewish parents, she did not even know she was a Jew until the German occupation of her country in 1939 when she was twelve." "Whereas Anne Frank's diary ends with deportation to a concentration camp, Fortress of My Youth is the story of another young girl who tells us how she and her family were taken to Terezin, what food she ate there, what work she did, how her friends died from disease, how thousands were sent from there to Auschwitz, how her family members were killed, and how she escaped the gas chamber. But she also tells of love, joy, and sacrifice: musicians, writers, and intellectuals among the inmates who were determined to pass on their cultural heritage to the youth in Terezin; a network of Czechs outside the walls who smuggled in food; her singing in performances of Smetana's Bartered Bride and Verdi's Requiem, the most profound experiences of her life."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Contents Prelude -- Scenes from childhood -- Violet -- Towards the unknown -- Floodgate to the ghetto -- The house in Q Street -- Mädchenheim -- Dancing on the edge of death -- Love in a concentration camp -- A taste of freedom -- Afterwards.
ISBN 9780299178130 (electronic bk.)
0299178137 (electronic bk.)
0299178102 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780299178147 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 787844272
Additional Format Print version: Friesová, Jana Renée, 1927- Pevnost mého mládi. English. Fortress of my youth. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2002 (DLC) 2001052471.

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