The Diary of Mary Berg

The Diary of Mary Berg

Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto

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Baker & Taylor
Follows the experiences of a child prisoner of the Warsaw Ghetto as recorded in her diary between 1940 and 1943, describing her experience of and witness to profound levels of suffering and her eventual rescue due to her mother's dual Polish-American nationality.

Perseus Publishing
? Inspiring and fascinating tale of the strength of human spirit during one of humanity’s darkest hours; ? Reminiscent of both The Diary of Anne Frank, A Woman in Berlin and Suite Francaise; ? Beautifully packaged in an attractive hardback, gift format for the Christmas market and containing original photographs and maps; ? A unique insight from one of the few survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto, offering the only contemporary eye-witness account. After 60 years of silence, The Diary of Mary Berg is poised at last to gain the appreciation and widespread attention that it so richly deserves, and is certain to take it’s place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank as one of the most significant memoirs of the twentieth century. From love to tragedy, seamlessly combining the everyday concerns of a growing teenager with a unique commentary on life in one of the darkest contexts of history. This is a work remarkable for its authenticity, detail, and poignancy. But it is not only as a factual report on the life and death of a people that The Diary of Mary Berg ranks with the most noteworthy documents of the Second World War. This is the personal story of a life-loving girl’s encounter with unparalleled human suffering, a uniquely illuminating insight into one of the darkest chapters of history. Mary Berg was imprisoned in the ghetto from 1940 to 1943. Unlike so many others, she survived the war, rescued in a prisoner-of-war exchange due to her mother’s dual Polish-American nationality. Her diary was published in 1945 when she was still only 19, in an attempt to alert the world to the Nazi atrocities in Poland, when it was described as "one of the most heartbreaking documents yet to come out of the war" by the /New Yorker/. After the war, Berg remained in America in quiet anonimity.


Gardners
First published in 1945, within a few weeks of the "Diary of Anne Frank", with which it was reviewed in the New York Times, this important chronicle of daily life within the Warsaw Ghetto represents the first and lengthiest eye-witness account of Jews' experiences under Nazi rule in Poland.

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After 60 years of silence, The Diary of Mary Berg is poised at last to gain the appreciation and widespread attention that it so richly deserves, and is certain to take its place alongside The Diary of Anne Frank as one of the most significant memoirs of the twentieth century. From love to tragedy, seamlessly combining the everyday concerns of a growing teenager with a unique commentary on one of the darkest chapters in history, this timeless story provides an illuminating insight into life in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Baker
& Taylor

Relates the experiences of a child prisoner of the Warsaw ghetto as recorded in her diary between 1940 and 1943, describing profound levels of suffering and her eventual rescue.

Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, c2007
ISBN: 9781851684724
1851684727
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 BER
Characteristics: xxxii, 284 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pentlin, Susan Lee 1947-

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