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By Sosia Gottesfeld Zimmerman

ISBN-10: 1618639722

ISBN-13: 9781618639721

ISBN-10: 1634981480

ISBN-13: 9781634981484

it's now a bit over seventy years for the reason that our mom, Sosia Gottesfeld, accomplished her diary which describes how she, her husband and small baby survived the holocaust in Ukraine from 1941 via 1944. The handwritten Yiddish pc was once translated into English almost immediately after her loss of life in 1990, and the unique is now within the Yad Vashem documents in Jerusalem, in checklist crew 033/1224. The diary describes the stipulations less than which Jews lived in after the German career in 1941 in Skala, a city then at the jap border of Poland. at the start, although stressed, brutalized, and systematically degraded with many murdered through the Germans, they nonetheless have been a group. that modified with the 1st pogrom in September 1942, while the Germans swept into city and in collaboration with the Ukrainian defense force seized all of the Jews they can seize. After a number of killings within the streets, the captive Jews have been despatched to hard work or extermination camps. those that escaped had concealed in bunkers, dug outs, and forests. almost immediately thereafter, Skala used to be declared Judenrein (free of Jews). The diary vividly describes going into hiding and the day-by-day torments, starvation, and worry of being stumbled on by means of the neighboring Ukrainian villagers, the Ukrainian defense force, or German patrols. each day used to be packed with apprehension. My sister and that i are publishing this diary to honor our mom and dad' reminiscence but additionally to notify their descendants of what occurred now not goodbye in the past. -- Daniel Zimmerman and Vivian Zimmerman Furman-Rubin

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