Clara's War: A Young Girl's True Story of Miraculous Survival Under the Nazis

4.11 avg rating
( 5,752 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780091924409: Clara's War: A Young Girl's True Story of Miraculous Survival Under the Nazis

On 21 July 1942 the Nazis invaded Poland. In the small town of Zolkiew, life for Jewish 15-year-old Clara Kramer was never to be the same again. While those around her were either slaughtered or transported, Clara and her family hid perilously in a hand-dug cellar. Living above and protecting them were the Becks. Mr Beck was a womaniser, a drunkard and a self-professed anti-Semite, yet he risked his life throughout the war to keep his charges safe. Nevertheless, life with Mr Beck was far from predictable. From the house catching fire, to Beck's affair with Clara's cousin, to the nightly SS drinking sessions in the room just above, "Clara's War" transports you into the dark, cramped bunker, and sits you next to the families as they hold their breath time and again. Sixty years later, Clara Kramer has created a memoir that is lyrical, dramatic and heartbreakingly compelling. Despite the worst of circumstances, this is a story full of hope and survival, courage and love.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Clara Kramer is now 80 years old. Based in New Jersey, she founded a Holocaust and Prejudice Reduction Center at Kean University which trains 1200 teachers annually. She still speaks about her experiences between 50 and 100 times a year.

Review:

"superlative memoir of survival...Few wartime memoirs convey with such harrowing immediacy the evil of the Nazi genocide...Her book is a model documentary." Daily Telegraph 20080503 "compelling" Literary Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kramer, Clara
ISBN 10: 0091924405 ISBN 13: 9780091924409
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002392658

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kramer, Clara
ISBN 10: 0091924405 ISBN 13: 9780091924409
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001443818

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kramer, Clara
Published by Ebury (2008)
ISBN 10: 0091924405 ISBN 13: 9780091924409
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury, 2008. Book Condition: Fair. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP38566180

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kramer, Clara
Published by Ebury (2008)
ISBN 10: 0091924405 ISBN 13: 9780091924409
Used Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Better World Books Ltd
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury, 2008. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP36723748

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kramer, Clara
Published by Ebury
ISBN 10: 0091924405 ISBN 13: 9780091924409
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sam Nayler
(Thetford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0091924405 Books shipped daily. Professional seller. Bookseller Inventory # Z0091924405Z1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
0.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kramer, Clara
ISBN 10: 0091924405 ISBN 13: 9780091924409
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
medimops
(Berlin, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: good. 422 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00091924405-G

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
5.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.34
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kramer, Clara
ISBN 10: 0091924405 ISBN 13: 9780091924409
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
medimops
(Berlin, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: very good. 422 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00091924405-V

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
5.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.34
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Clara Kramer
Published by Ebury (2008)
ISBN 10: 0091924405 ISBN 13: 9780091924409
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ebury, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0091924405

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
68.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds