The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival (Paperback)
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"From its opening pages, in which she recounts her own premature birth, triggered by terrifying rumors of an incipient pogrom, Bernstein''s tale is clearly not a typical memoir of the Holocaust. She was born into a large family in rural Romania?and grew up feisty and willing to fight back physically against anti-Semitism from other schoolchildren. She defied her father''s orders to turn down a scholarship that took her to Bucharest, and got herself expelled from that school when she responded to a priest/teacher''s vicious diatribe against the Jews by hurling a bottle of ink at him?After a series of incidents that ranged from dramatic escapes to a year in a forced labor detachment, Sara ended up in Ravensbruck, a women''s concentration camp, Aand? managed to survive?she tells this story with style and power." --Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Sara Tuval Bernstein was born in Romania and attended school in Bucharest before being expelled after speaking out against anti-Semitism. She was liberated from the concentration camp Bergau by the Red Cross and then volunteered to teach sewing to fellow displaced women. She is known for her memoir The Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival.