The Unloved by Arnost Lustig
From the Diary of Perla S. (Jewish Lives)

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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction

Perla S. is a beautiful seventeen-year-old girl who, while interred in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, becomes a prostitute. Capturing Perla's voice through a series of diary entries, Arnost Lustig shows how she maintains her integrity, honesty, and hope amidst lies and horror. This first paperback edition has been extensively revised and expanded by the author.


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Holocaust survivor Arnost Lustig was born in Prague in 1926. Lustig became a radio reporter and upon his return from Prague with his mother. Currently, Lustig teaches at the American University in Washington, D. C. Lustig's short story selections include "Children of the Holocaust," "Indecent Dreams," and "Street of Lost Brothers." His awards include an Emmy, a National Jewish Book Award, and the Karel Capek Award for Literary Achievement by President Valclav Havel.
Published January 1, 1985 by Arbor House. 197 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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(for Sara--the name the Nazis put on all Jewish women for ""identification's"" sake) is a 17-year-old Jewish prostitute in the Terezin ghetto in 1943, receiving her clients while waiting (she and them) to be transported East and to the certain death of the camps.

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