|Plot Summary of Alicia: My Story|
|"The Jurmans, a Jewish family, live in 1930's Poland. When the Nazi's almost peacefully invade the country, the change of lifestyle is slow. But one of Alicia Jurman's brother's is sent to a concentration camp, and soon she is outcast by her Aryan friends. Then, Alicia's father dissapears, and her brothers are murdered. She loses everything she knows, and faces enprisonment/death more than once. Her only redemption is to be found in helping the others that have shared her misfortune. Alicia Jurman's real-life memoir is a horrifying and heart-wrenching account, in the same spirit of the Diary of Anne Frank, and its a story that people should know."
Daniel, Resident Scholar
|"Alicia is 11 when the war begins. She is in school and notices some of her fellow jewish students disapearing. She learns a little bit about the war before she is forced into a "ghetto", or a small town reserved for Jews. While living there, she learns that her Ukrainian neighbors turned her in. She loses her family members one by one. She relates her experiences in a heartbreaking story of the Holocaust."
Lila, Resident Scholar
|"This is a memoir of Alicia. When she was a teenager, her family members started to dissapear because the Germans - the Nazis, took them. Soon, everyone in her family was killed except her mother and her. In this memoir, she explains how she survived the horrible Holocaust. Days before the liberation, she saw her mother die in front of her. Her mother was shot by a German. She was the only one left in her family. In this memoir, she describes how she survived and the tactics she used. She not only found a way to hide herself, she also helped other Jews to escape when she was still in danger.
This is a memoir about a young brave and a courageous girl who helped herself and other Jews.
Ravi, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Alicia: My Story|
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War/Cloak & Dagger story?
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- Eastern Europe
- lot of descript of animal care
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- moving train
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
A LOT of info about personal vices?
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