Alicia my Story Summary
In the memoir “Alicia my Story” written by Alicia Appleman Jurman is an amazing book about how a Jewish girl named Alicia who tries to survive living in a area where the German occupation was. In doing so she saved lives of some of the Jewish people and rebelled against the Germans. Later on she becomes a hero of the holocaust.
Alicia lived in the city of Buczacz with her parents and her older brothers Zachary, Bunio, Moshe, and her young brother Herzl. They lived happily until her brother Zachary was beaten by Polish boys for being Jewish. Later on while waiting for her father at the candy store she overheard two men talking about the Germans plans to take over the other countries. Then the Russians came into her town and bought all of their goods, controlled the school system, and etc. When the Russians offered the people to go to a Russian school in Leningrad Alicia’s brother Moshe took the opportunity and went to school there. He later on escaped and explained that the school forced them to work at the fields, chose what to say in their letters, and took the supplies their families send them. When the Russians put him in prison for escaping the school Moshe died from food poisoning. The Russians left the city once the German occupation took over and the police station was hiring officers to meet with the Germans. Alicia’s father took the offer but he died because it turns out it was a trap set up by the Germans. Alicia’s family was forced to move to a ghetto by the Germans. They couldn’t go to any public places or they would go to prison or get killed. Later on Alicia’s brother Bunio was captured while getting firewood and is in a work camp. They were able to send food to him for some time until he gets free. One day while visiting a friend’s house the Germans officers ordered them to leave the house and to get on the train. While in the train a couple of men found an escape for children and Alicia was able to get...
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