Behind the Secret Window by Nellie Toll

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For 13 months during World War II, the author and her mother were hidden from the Nazis in the house of a Gentile couple in Lwow, Poland. Eight-year-old Nelly began keeping a diary and producing brightly colored paintings that transformed her grim reality into an enchanting fantasy world.
 

About Nellie Toll

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Toll teaches Humanities at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a master's degree in art and art history. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Published April 5, 1993 by Dial. 160 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, War. Non-fiction

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Toll was only six years old when the Nazis marched into her native Lwow (Poland) in 1941. Although her childhood had been shattered two years earlier by the advent of the Russian Army, she and her fam

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PW wrote in a starred review, "Without emphasizing horror and loss, the author conveys the effects of human evil and human folly, summoning up the forces of tragedy and courage."

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Toll was only six years old when the Nazis marched into her native Lwow (Poland) in 1941.

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