Publisher description for Destined to live : a true story of a child in the Holocaust / by Ruth Gruener with Rachel Klein.


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What would you do if your whole life was shattered, and you were forced into hiding? This gripping, poignant memoir about coming of age during The Holocaust explores that question.

Pretty, carefree Aurelia Gamser (known today as Ruth Gruener) had an idyllic life in 1930s Poland -- until violent acts of anti-Semitism and the deportation of Jewish families to concentration camps changed everything in her world. Hiding out with a gentile family, her very life at risk every day, Ruth struggled to remain strong and sane. And though she was destined to live, her struggle continued after the war, when she began a new life in America, as a teenager who had been through horrors. This memoir will inspire countless readers and bestow important lessons about life, hope, and memory.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Gruener, Ruth.
Jews -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Holocaust survivors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.