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Author Oren, Ram.

Title Gertruda's oath : a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II / Ram Oren ; consultation by Michael Stolowitzky ; translation by Barbara Harshav.

Publication Info. New York : Doubleday, [2009]
©2009

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Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 STOLOVITSKY    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY STOLOWITZKY    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B STOLOVITSKI, MIKHA'EL    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  940.5318 OREN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  940.5318 GER    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Non Fiction  940.5318 OREN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  940.5318 OREN    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Note Originally published in Hebrew in Israel as Shevu'ah by Keshet Publishing, Tel Aviv, in 2007.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-308).
Summary Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family's devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael's mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son. Written with the assistance of Michael, now 72, this book re-creates Michael and Gertruda's amazing journey.
Michael Stolowitzky, the only son of a wealthy Jewish family in Poland, was just three years old when war broke out and the family lost everything. His father, desperate to settle his business affairs, traveled to France, leaving Michael in the care of his mother and Gertruda Bablinska, the family's devoted Catholic nanny. When Michael's mother had a stroke, Gertruda promised the dying woman that she would make her way to Palestine and raise him as her own son. Written with the assistance of Michael, now 72, this book re-creates Michael and Gertruda's amazing journey. Vignettes bring to life the people who helped ensure their survival, including SS officer Karl Rink, who made it his mission to save Jews after his own Jewish wife was murdered. This is a story of extraordinary courage and moral strength in the face of horrific events.--From publisher description.
Subject Sṭolovitsḳi, Mikhaʼel, 1936-
Babilinsḳah, Gerṭrudah, 1902-1995.
Jews -- Poland -- Biography.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Biography.
Holocaust survivors -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Poland.
Added Title Shevuʻah. English
ISBN 9780385527187 alkaline paper
0385527187 alkaline paper
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