This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

Renia's Diary: A Girl's Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust [9781529105049]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review
Introduction by Deborah Lipstadt, author of Denial July 15, 1942, Wednesday Remember this day; remember it well. You will tell generations to come. Since 8 o'clock today we have been shut away in the ghetto. I live here now. The world is separated from me and I'm separated from the world. Renia is a young girl who dreams of becoming a poet. But Renia is Jewish, she lives in Poland and the year is 1939. When Russia and Germany invade her country, Renia's world shatters. Separated from her mother, her life takes on a new urgency as she flees Przemysl to escape night bombing raids, observes the disappearances of other Jewish families and, finally, witnesses the creation of the ghetto. But alongside the terror of war, there is also great beauty, as she begins to find her voice as a writer and falls in love for the first time. She and the boy she falls in love with, Zygmunt, share their first kiss a few hours before the Nazis reach her hometown. And it is Zygmunt who writes the final, heartbreaking entry in Renia's diary. Recently rediscovered after seventy years, Renia's Diary is already being described as a classic of Holocaust literature. Written with a clarity and skill that is reminiscent of Anne Frank, it is an extraordinary testament to both the horrors of war, and to the life that can exist even in the darkest times.
AUTHOR: Renia Spiegel was born in eastern Poland (modern-day Ukraine) in 1924. In January 1939 she began to write a diary. When war broke out she and her sister were living in Przemysl with her grandparents. Separated from her mother by the war, the next few years saw her living under first Soviet, then Nazi occupation, and the creation of the ghetto. In the summer of 1942, Renia was forced into hiding to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. A few days later, her hiding place was discovered and she was shot; she was just eighteen.
more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £16.99
£11.84
(You save £5.15 )
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9781529105049
ISBN13:
9781529105049
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Author:
Renia Spiegel
Publisher:
Ebury Press
Publication:
19-Sep-2019
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
464
Weight:
580 Grams
For the Record cover photo

For the Record [9780008239282]

The memoir of former Prime Minister David Cameron. David Cameron was elected Conservative leader in 2005, promising to modernise the party following …

rrp: £25.00
£14.15
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Testaments cover photo

The Testaments [9781784742324]

** JOINT WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 ** An A Great Read Book of the Month! Margaret Atwood’s long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale. …

rrp: £20.00
£12.98
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Sunday Times Bestseller cover photo

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Sunday Times Bestseller [9780241359174]

Pre-order the inspiring true story of a father and son's fight to stay together and survive the Holocaust, for anyone captivated by The Choice and The…

rrp: £8.99
£8.10
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Only Plane in the Sky: The Oral history of 9/11 cover photo

The Only Plane in the Sky: The Oral history of 9/11 [9781913183066]

Although many years have passed since 9/11, this book, told with such immediacy, brings so vividly back to mind the shock of that day, and why it cont…

rrp: £20.00
£16.48
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity cover photo

The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity [9781472959959]

In his devastating new book The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray examines the twenty-first century's most divisive issues: sexuality, gender, technol…

rrp: £20.00
£12.86
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
The Boy Mole Fox and The Horse cover photo

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse [9781529105100]

The Sunday Times Bestseller and New York Times Bestseller. A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four characters and unli…

rrp: £16.99
£11.30
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference cover photo

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference [9780141991740]

The history-making, ground-breaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young activist who has become the voice of a generation 'Everything needs to chan…

£2.99
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Child of Our Time: A Young Girl's Flight from the Holocaust cover photo

Child of Our Time: A Young Girl's Flight from the Holocaust [9781860647895]

Plucked from the deepest rural Germany, after witnessing the horror of Kristallnacht and her family's eviction from its village, Ruth David was sent…

rrp: £30.00
£26.52
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
One Hundred Miracles: Music, Auschwitz, Survival and Love cover photo

One Hundred Miracles: Music, Auschwitz, Survival and Love [9781408896846]

The remarkable memoir of Zuzana Ruzickova, Holocaust survivor and world-famous harpsichordist. 'Extraordinary' Sunday Times 'Compelling' Daily…

rrp: £9.99
£8.67
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Remarkable Encounters (Russian Edition): Men and Women Who Have Shaped Our World cover photo

Remarkable Encounters (Russian Edition): Men and Women Who Have Shaped Our World [9781911604723]

A personal look at meetings with the leading figures on the 20th century Written by well-known Russian journalist and ex KGB Chairman in Azerbaija…

rrp: £25.00
£22.69
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days