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The Resource Gertruda's oath : a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II, Ram Oren ; consultation by Michael Stolowitzky ; translation by Barbara Harshav

Gertruda's oath : a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II, Ram Oren ; consultation by Michael Stolowitzky ; translation by Barbara Harshav

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Gertruda's oath : a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II
Title
Gertruda's oath
Title remainder
a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Ram Oren ; consultation by Michael Stolowitzky ; translation by Barbara Harshav
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Gertrudas oath
Title variation remainder
a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family's devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael's mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son. Written with the assistance of Michael, now 72, this book re-creates Michael and Gertruda's amazing journey. Vignettes bring to life the people who helped ensure their survival, including SS officer Karl Rink, who made it his mission to save Jews after his own Jewish wife was murdered. This is a story of extraordinary courage and moral strength in the face of horrific events.--From publisher description
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Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family's devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael's mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son. Written with the assistance of Michael, now72, this book re-creates Michael and Gertruda's amazing journey. Vignettes bring to life the people who helped ensure their survival, including SS officer Karl Rink, who made it his mission to save Jews after his own Jewish wife was murdered. This is a story of extraordinary courage and moral strength in the face of horrific events.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
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310920
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DLC
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Oren, Ram
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS134.72.S76
LC item number
O7413 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Harshav, Barbara
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True
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  • Sṭolovitsḳi, Mikhaʼel
  • Jews
  • Babilinsḳah, Gerṭrudah
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II
Label
Gertruda's oath : a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II, Ram Oren ; consultation by Michael Stolowitzky ; translation by Barbara Harshav
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-308)
Control code
ocn276338753
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9780385527187
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054444
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)276338753
Label
Gertruda's oath : a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II, Ram Oren ; consultation by Michael Stolowitzky ; translation by Barbara Harshav
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-308)
Control code
ocn276338753
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9780385527187
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054444
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)276338753

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