The diary of a 14-year-old Jewish girl, dubbed the 'Polish Anne Frank,' unveiled by Israel's Holocaust museum more than 60 years after the teenager wrote it.
'The rope around us is getting tighter and tighter,' Rutka Laskier wrote in 1943 shortly before she was deported to Auschwitz. 'I'm turning into an animal waiting to die.'
Within a few months Rutka did die and, it seemed, so did her diary. But last year, a Polish friend who had safeguarded the notebook finally came forth, exposing a riveting historical document.
'Rutka's Notebook' is both a daily account of the horrors of the Holocaust in Bedzin, Poland, and a scrapbook detailing the life of a typical teenager in extraordinary circumstances. The 60-page memoir includes innocent adolescent banter, concerns and first loves combined with a cold analysis of the fate of European Jewry.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
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