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The author of the book: Cynthia Polansky
Date of issue: October 15th 2002
ISBN 13: 9781591131953
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The size of the: 1.26 MB
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Far Above Rubies is based on the authentic story of Tante Soof, a Dutch Jew who at a late age marries into a family with six stepdaughters. When the occupation comes in 1941 and Hitler orders all Jewish teenagers to be sent to work camps, Soof (or Sofie) refuses to let her daughters be sent away on their own, and insists on accompanying them to the work camp they are sent to. Once there she does her best to keep up their spirits and health – often going without herself, in order to give them a bit more water or food. Unfortunately she can only do so much, and when they are sent to Auschwitz it is all she can do to keep herself alive.
I hope this book will eventually become as well-known as "The Hiding Place" and "The Diary of Anne Frank" when describing the lives of Dutch Jews during World War Two. It paints a vivid picture of their daily lives, and of the atrocities performed by the German soldiers. An amazing book. Do go out and read it!
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Read information about the authorA writer for life, author Cynthia Polansky is a cross-genre novelist whose refusal to settle for the ordinary translates into stories that are food for thought. A professional writer/editor since 1993, she uses her distinctive writing style to satisfy the reader hungry for something different from the ubiquitous romances and mysteries. She is the award-winning author of two published novels and (under the name Cynthia P. Gallagher) four nonfiction dog-breed books. She has served on the board of the Maryland Writers Association for the past five years, and is a member of the Women's National Book Association and the Dog Writers Association of America. Committed to the cause of literacy and education, Cynthia enthusiastically serves as adjunct line editor for TFH Publications and a Writing Center tutor at the United States Naval Academy."
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