In this journal, written immediately after the War and then hidden away for nearly 50 years, Cyprys tells about the terrifying deportations that began in 1942, about her own incredible escape with her child from a deportation train en route to Treblinka, and about their subsequent struggle to hide, with the help of Christian Poles.
As gripping as a novel, this memoir is not only a record of the horrors of the period but also the tale of a woman of phenomenal courage and tenacity.
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When Cyprys and her young daughter Eva are captured and put aboard a cattle car for Treblinka, she uses a small metal saw she has concealed in her boot to cut through the bars of a window and, after offering her bag of food to reluctant fellow passengers to throw her child out after her, leaps to...| Read Full Review of Jump for Life
From October 1940, when the Jewish ghetto was promulgated in Warsaw, to the war's end, Cyprys, a lawyer, wife and mother, proved her craftiness, and immediately after the armistice recorded her experiences of how she passed as a gentile.| Read Full Review of Jump for Life
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