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By Planaria Price,Helen Reichmann West

The actual tale of a tender Jewish lady who survived the Holocaust via escaping to Nazi Germany and hiding in undeniable sight.

Meet Gucia Gomolinska: shrewdpermanent, decided, self reliant, and steadfast within the face of injustice. transforming into up in Poland within the Twenties and ’30s, Gucia experiences demanding, makes pals, falls in love, and goals of a shiny destiny.

Her global is grew to become the wrong way up whilst Nazis descend upon Poland, developing in her city of Piotrków Trybunalski the 1st Jewish ghetto of worldwide warfare II. because the warfare escalates, Gucia watches pals and buddies lose their livelihoods, their dignity, their lives.

She is familiar with her blond hair and reasonable epidermis supply her a bonus, and at last she faces a harrowing selection: to hazard the doubtful horrors of deportation to a focus camp or the yes demise if whe have been stuck resisting. She makes a decision to imagine a fake identification as a gentile. Gucia adjustments her identify to Danuta Barbara Tanska, nicknamed Basia, and leaves at the back of every thing and everybody she has ever recognized. If she succeeds she is going to stay loose; but when she fails she's going to perish.

Working from vast interviews together with her topic and in session with Basia’s daughter, Helen Reichmann West, writer Planaria rate tells this amazing lifestyles tale without delay within the first individual in an inspiring paintings of narrative nonfiction.

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