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I am Sasha
I am Sasha
Selzer, Anita2018
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It is German-occupied Poland in 1942 and Jewish lives are at risk. Nazi soldiers order young boys to pull down their trousers to see if they are circumcised. Many are summarily shot or sent to the camps. A remarkable mother takes an ingenious step. To avoid suspicion, she trains her teenage son to be a girl: his clothing, voice, hair, manners and more. Together, mother and son face incredible odds as their story sweeps backwards and forwards across occupied Europe.
Main title:
I am Sasha / Anita Selzer.
Imprint:
[North Sydney, N.S.W.] : Penguin Random House Australia, 2018.
Collation:
323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Notes:
"Based on an astounding true story" -- cover"Sasha's tale is based upon a true story, originally written down by Sasha's mother, Larissa, in her memoir, but all names have been changed. It is a tribute to all the survivors of the war - and to all those who did not come home. Sasha was actually my father and Larissa my grandmother. This is their story."-- Author's note.
ISBN:
9780143785743
Dewey class:
940.5318092940
Language:
English
Electronic access:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-628745836 - National Library of Australia digital collection item: Access available in National Library of Australia reading rooms
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