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"'The Labyrinth of Dangerous Hours is a true page-turner. Lilka Trzcinska-Croydon's ability to see Auschwitz from a woman's point of view, with a woman's eye for detail, makes this work original and attractive. Another winning feature is her ability to infuse serenity, optimism, and friendliness into a survivor's story. This is a tale about the horrors of Auschwitz, but it does not leave a bitter taste, and does not make one doubt the humanness of humanity.' Ewa Thompson, Department of German and Slavic Studies, Rice University; 'Lilka Trzcinska-Croydon's The Labyrinth of Dangerous Hours is an incredibly moving and gripping account of her early adolescence and youth in the Polish resistance to the Nazis and, after her family's arrest, her struggles to survive physically and psychologically as a political prisoner in the death camps of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belson. At the same time, in a style that is both simple and elegant and that repeatedly merges into poetry, she writes of the love that sustained her through her ordeal and sustains her still... She has given us a remarkable testament of love and faith in the face of evil and death.' Donald L. Carveth, Department of Sociology, Glendon College, York University"Reseña del editor:
Lilka Trzcinska was fourteen years old when the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939. The daughter of an architect, Lilka was a high school student at the time. When schools were closed by the occupier, she, along with her siblings, continued their education in secret classes, and joined the Polish Home Army-- the secret resistance force. Lilka and her family were arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 and sent to the political prison Pawiak, then to Auschwitz. There, Lilka's mother died and her younger sister was sent off to another camp. The rest of the family was put to work in the camp building offices. After being transported to a number of other camps (in one instance by a way of a three-day march), the three sisters were reunited in 1945, and shortly thereafter liberated by the British. Lilka later went to Italy to continue her education, moving to Canada in 1948. The Labyrinth of Dangerous Hours is the memoir of a survivor. Lilka Trzcinska-Croydon narrates her adolescence and that of her sisters and brother in a way that binds poetry and history together seamlessly. It describes the strength of the family ties and solidarity that help them emerge from their horrific ordeal with their dignity intact. As many as 150,000 Polish political prisoners were taken during the war, half of whom died in the camps. This memoir is a testament to their struggle.
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Descripción University of Toronto Press, Toronto, ON, 2004. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. First Edition. xviii, 152pp; 24p b/w photographs. An excellent copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Nº de ref. del artículo: 177540
Descripción University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2004. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0802039588
Descripción University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2004. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0802039588
Descripción University of Toronto Press, S, 2004. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110802039588
Descripción Univ of Toronto Pr, 2004. Hardcover. Condición: Brand New. illustrated edition. 180 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0802039588