I Have Lived a Thousand Years I Have Lived a Thousand Years

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-03-01
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse

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This is the memoir of Elli Friedmann who was thirteen years old in March 1944 when the Nazis invaded Hungary. It describes, in intimate and excrutiating detail, how her world was shattered by their arrival. She tells what it was like to be suddenly forbidden to attend school, talk to neighbours, to forceably leave home and move to a ghetto, lose all privacy and almost starve. But worse was to come in Auschwitz concentration camp. She recounts what it was like to exist there as one of the few teenage inmates and the tiny but miraculous twists of fate that helped her survive against the odds. Although her story is heartbreaking, Elli's enduring hope, perseverance and strength throughout her ordeal make it an inspiring one. Readers will be moved by the intensity of Elli's spirit and her ability to overcome the nightmare that was her daily reality.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 8
The City of My Dreamsp. 12
"Hey, Jew Girl, Jew Girl"p. 22
The Tale of the Yellow Bicyclep. 25
The Tale of the Yellow Starp. 29
Farewell, Old Mr. Sternp. 36
The Ghettop. 41
A Miraclep. 49
Daddy, How Could You Leave Me?p. 53
Can I Keep My Poems Please?p. 57
Aunt Serenap. 61
Oh, God, I Don't Want to Die!p. 66
Auschwitzp. 71
Arbeit Macht Freip. 75
Born in the Showersp. 81
The Riotp. 91
Teen Vanityp. 94
The Dawn of New Hopep. 98
"Mommy, There's a Worm in Your Soup!"p. 101
Alien Heroesp. 104
The Uprisingp. 108
Hitler is Not Deadp. 115
Tattoop. 120
The Broken Bedp. 123
Is it True About the Smoke?p. 128
The Selectionp. 134
The Transportp. 137
A Handkerchiefp. 144
This Must Be Heavenp. 148
Herr Zerkubelp. 153
Leah Kohn, Forgive Mep. 157
The Bowl of Soupp. 162
The Bird of Goldp. 168
An Echo in the Fogp. 170
To Face the Worldp. 177
The Lost Gamep. 183
It's an American Plane!p. 191
Freedom, at Lastp. 200
Homecomingp. 206
"America, Will You Be My Home?"p. 214
The Statue of Libertyp. 222
p. 224
p. 228
Glossary of Termsp. 232
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