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The Resource Renia's diary, Renia Spiegel ; preface, afterword, and notes by Elizabeth Bellak with Sarah Durand ; foreword by Deborah E. Lipstadt ; diary translation by Anna Blasiak and Marta Dziurosz, (electronic resource)

Renia's diary, Renia Spiegel ; preface, afterword, and notes by Elizabeth Bellak with Sarah Durand ; foreword by Deborah E. Lipstadt ; diary translation by Anna Blasiak and Marta Dziurosz, (electronic resource)

Label
Renia's diary
Title
Renia's diary
Statement of responsibility
Renia Spiegel ; preface, afterword, and notes by Elizabeth Bellak with Sarah Durand ; foreword by Deborah E. Lipstadt ; diary translation by Anna Blasiak and Marta Dziurosz
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Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
The long-hidden diary of a young Polish woman's life during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English 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 (n?e 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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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
B@L
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1924-1942
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Spiegel, Renia
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS134.72.S68
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Bellak, Elizabeth
  • Durand, Sarah
  • Lipstadt, Deborah E.
  • Blasiak, Anna
  • Dziurosz, Marta
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  • Spiegel, Renia
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish ghettos
  • Jewish ghettos
  • Poland
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Renia's diary, Renia Spiegel ; preface, afterword, and notes by Elizabeth Bellak with Sarah Durand ; foreword by Deborah E. Lipstadt ; diary translation by Anna Blasiak and Marta Dziurosz, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250256126
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  • remote
Stock number
5F11DB21-2FD5-474C-A302-420A74C2FDDF
System control number
(OCoLC)1120193096
Label
Renia's diary, Renia Spiegel ; preface, afterword, and notes by Elizabeth Bellak with Sarah Durand ; foreword by Deborah E. Lipstadt ; diary translation by Anna Blasiak and Marta Dziurosz, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250256126
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
5F11DB21-2FD5-474C-A302-420A74C2FDDF
System control number
(OCoLC)1120193096

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