Jump for Life by Ruth Altbeker Cyprys

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Ruth Altbeker Cyprys was a young Jewish lawyer who, together with her child Eva, survived WWII in the most extraordinary circumstances.

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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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published January 1, 1998 by Constable & Robinson. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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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...

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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.

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