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The Resource Renia's diary : a holocaust journal, Renia Spiegel ; with her sister Elizabeth Bellak

Renia's diary : a holocaust journal, Renia Spiegel ; with her sister Elizabeth Bellak

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Renia's diary : a holocaust journal
Title
Renia's diary
Title remainder
a holocaust journal
Statement of responsibility
Renia Spiegel ; with her sister Elizabeth Bellak
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
Renia Spiegel was born in 1924 to an upper-middle class Jewish family living in southeastern Poland, near what was at that time the border with Romania. At the start of 1939 Renia began a diary. "I just want a friend. I want somebody to talk to about my everyday worries and joys. Somebody who would feel what I feel, who would believe me, who would never reveal my secrets. A human being can never be such a friend and that's why I have decided to look for a confidant in the form of a diary." And so begins an extraordinary document of an adolescent girl's hopes and dreams. By the fall of 1939, Renia and her younger sister Elizabeth (née Ariana) were staying with their grandparents in Przemysl, a city in the south, just as the German and Soviet armies invaded Poland. Cut off from their mother, who was in Warsaw, Renia and her family were plunged into war. Like Anne Frank, Renia's diary became a record of her daily life as the Nazis spread throughout Europe. Renia writes of her mundane school life, her daily drama with best friends, falling in love with her boyfriend Zygmund, as well as the agony of missing her mother, separated by bombs and invading armies. Renia had aspirations to be a writer, and the diary is filled with her poignant and thoughtful poetry. When she was forced into the city's ghetto with the other Jews, Zygmund is able to smuggle her out to hide with his parents, taking Renia out of the ghetto, but not, ultimately to safety. The diary ends in July 1942, completed by Zygmund, after Renia is murdered by the Gestapo. Renia's Diary has been translated from the original Polish, and includes a preface, afterword, and notes by her surviving sister, Elizabeth Bellak. An extraordinary historical document, Renia Spiegel survives through the beauty of her words and the efforts of those who loved her and preserved her legacy
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
RECBC
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1924-1942
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Spiegel, Renia
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
DS134.72.S68
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other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Ann Richardson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Richardson, Ann M.
  • Bellak, Elizabeth
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Spiegel, Renia
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish ghettos
  • Jewish ghettos
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Renia's diary : a holocaust journal, Renia Spiegel ; with her sister Elizabeth Bellak
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 53 min., 9 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781250245953
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital
Publisher number
Z100147140
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
192132D0-9DE4-453D-B403-19296EB4D6CE
System control number
(OCoLC)1119093500
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Renia's diary : a holocaust journal, Renia Spiegel ; with her sister Elizabeth Bellak
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 53 min., 9 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250245953
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z100147140
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
192132D0-9DE4-453D-B403-19296EB4D6CE
System control number
(OCoLC)1119093500
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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