Sheva's Promise by Sylvia Lederman
Chronicle of Escape from a Nazi Ghetto (Religion, Thrology, and the Holocaust)

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Perhaps the addition of maps, pictures, battle lines, diagrams of the cities and towns where Sheva was able to hide, to accompany the story as it follows the progression of the war might make the book even more enticing.
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In this gripping memoir, Lederman tells her story of survival during one of the most horrific episodes in history. Beginning with Lederman as a young girl in Poland in 1941, Sheva's Promise traces her experience in a Nazi ghetto with her mother and sister. Resolved that she must avoid the detention camp to help her family, Lederman obtains a false birth certificate and escapes the ghetto. Through the courage and humanity of a few individuals, she finds work in a hospital in Germany under an assumed identity. With fierce determination and resourcefulness, Lederman manages to elude Nazi capture and eventually immigrates to the United States with her husband.

Sheva's Promise is not only an invaluable piece of historical record but also the work of a gifted writer whose keen eye for detail and skillful attention to language gives readers an unforgettable story.
 

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Published May 29, 2013 by Syracuse University Press. 232 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War.
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Reviewed by Charles Weinblatt on Apr 15 2013

Perhaps the addition of maps, pictures, battle lines, diagrams of the cities and towns where Sheva was able to hide, to accompany the story as it follows the progression of the war might make the book even more enticing.

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