Winter in the MorningA Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw

Winter in the MorningA Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw

Winter in the MorningA Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw Ghetto 1939 1945 [Reading] ➸ Winter in the MorningA Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw Ghetto 1939 1945 Author Janina Bauman – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Janina Bauman was thirteen years old when Hitler's decree forced her family into the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw The young bright lively girl suddenly found herself in a cramped flat hiding with other Jew Janina Bauman was thirteen the MorningA Epub Ü years old when Hitler's decree forced her family into the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw The young bright lively girl suddenly found herself in a cramped flat hiding with other Jewish families Then came the raids To avoid being one of the thousands who were rounded up every day and Winter in PDF or deported to the camps Janina was forced to keep on the move Her escape to the 'Aryan' side was followed by years spent behind hidden doors where dependence on others was crucial Told through her teenage diaries this is an extraordinary tale of a passionate young woman's survival and courage.


10 thoughts on “Winter in the MorningA Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw Ghetto 1939 1945

  1. Tim Tim says:

    Janina Bauman was thirteen when she her mother and sister were interned in the Warsaw Ghetto and she gives us a deeply moving insight into daily life behind the walls It's always the detail which creates an intimacy between the reader and the subject that helps us understand the nature of the world evoked and Janina has a fabulous eye in this regard She also writes tremendously well The most depressing aspect of this memoir for me was the behaviour of some of the Poles Outside the ghetto Jews in hiding were often hunted down by gangs of blackmailers or else charged exorbitant rent for the hovels they were forced to stay in Basically you understand that only the very wealthy Jews had much chance of survival Clearly racism was rife in Poland and made the Nazi's work a lot easier than in countries like Denmark Holland Italy and France


  2. Paul Paul says:

    This is an autobiographical account from a teenage girl of life in Warsaw from just before the war until its end It covers the period of the Warsaw ghetto which as Jews Bauman and her family were confined to We follow Bauman and her extended family through ups and downs via memory and some diary excerpts Initially the family are uite well off but once the Nazis invade Poland all that changes and Bauman her mother and sister spend much of their time in hiding or on the run Throughout the account the reader also sees Bauman grow up into a young woman From a middle class life the reader is taken onto the streets of the ghetto where dead bodies lie in the street Bauman is honest about her account honest about her own failings and those around her She is trying to live an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances and trying to find her own identity The second half of the book is increasingly tense as after the destruction of the ghetto the family hide on the “Aryan” side of the city They have to move regularly as hiding places are discovered or blackmailers find them there is a thriving trade in blackmailing Jews in hiding There are loses as friends and family are caught some killed some sent away to camps With the destruction of Warsaw in the last few months of the war the family end up in a country village This is the first of Bauman’s autobiographical writings she has been referred to as a sociologist of modern life She writes with poignancy and warmth and even with some humour Bauman finds the hiding frustrating but it can’t entirely hide her teenage thoughts and fantasies “Perhaps we’ve been wasting the last bits of our lives not even trying to find out what love is”Bauman was still obsessed with books boys and romance and there is still that spark there despite the horrors She is able to reflect at a distance“During the war I learned the truth we usually chose to leave unsaid that the cruellest thing about cruelty is that it dehumanizes its victims before it destroys them And that the hardest of struggles is to remain human in inhuman conditions”This is a moving and very human account of Warsaw and its Jewish community and Bauman is an excellent narrator


  3. Leticia Leticia says:

    true account of one of the luckiest survivors of the Holocaust it sounds horribly shallow but she managed to escape alive dozens of times with some of her family members and not having been sent to war camps Still so sad to read about Bella and All the terrible ordeals wasn't crazy about the ending which left me with uuestions I'd love to have known about her life afterwards why Leeds why leaving Poland what happened to Sophie


  4. Abby Abby says:

    In all the HolocaustWWII autobiographies I have read this was the first account of someone surviving the liuidation of the Warsaw Ghetto AND hiding on the 'Aryan' side Reading this feels as if you are sitting with Janina in her living room listening to her story Honest brave and immediately absorbing this is a rare find and a must read


  5. Magdalena Wajda Magdalena Wajda says:

    A first hand account of the life of a Jewish girl in the Warsaw ghetto during WW2 of escaping and living in hiding


  6. Carrie Carrie says:

    It took Janina Bauma 40 yrs to write this book I can see why such heartache and painful memories This book starts when she is 13 yrs and are based off her diaries that she was later able to recover from their hiding places She was the eldest daughter of a prosperous Jewish doctor She is close to her grandparents and aunts and uncles they too are invovled in her story She was hidden in many places after surving the Polish Ghetto of Warsaw The Germans did regualar Aktions gathering of ten thousand Jews at a time taking to the death camps Eventually Janina and a few of her family are smuggled into the Aryan side of the Ghetto Here they moved from safe house to safe house with no personal belongings Brave were those people who sacrificed and took this family and others like them into their home I am glad we have books like these to remind of what happened during the WWII


  7. Covey Mcallister Covey Mcallister says:

    Very educational and a crystal clear insight into Poland specific Jewish experiences during wwII


  8. Alwyn Alwyn says:

    Good and honestly written And I might add she was a beauty when she was youngNot as compelling as A LUCKY CHILD or A DAUGHTER'S LOVE Her experiences of the war are tame compared to the authors of those two books Perhaps because she was never in the death camps or captured by the Nazis as a Jew In the Warsaw Ghetto she is among the sligthly privileged as her family has wealthNevertheless this is an important piece of work and I'm glad I read it


  9. Christina Christina says:

    Hard going but interesting


  10. Indi Indi says:

    Beyond These Walls is an amazing book I loved every bit of it although some parts were confronting and extremely sad I would recommend it to everyone particularly people who liked books such as Anne Frank and other Holocaust memoirs


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10 thoughts on “Winter in the MorningA Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw Ghetto 1939 1945

  1. Tim Tim says:

    Janina Bauman was thirteen when she her mother and sister were interned in the Warsaw Ghetto and she gives us a deeply moving insight into daily life behind the walls It's always the detail which creates an intimacy between the reader and the subject that helps us understand the nature of the world evoked and Janina has a fabulous eye in this regard She also writes tremendously well The most depressing aspect of this memoir for me was the behaviour of some of the Poles Outside the ghetto Jews in hiding were often hunted down by gangs of blackmailers or else charged exorbitant rent for the hovels they were forced to stay in Basically you understand that only the very wealthy Jews had much chance of survival Clearly racism was rife in Poland and made the Nazi's work a lot easier than in countries like Denmark Holland Italy and France

  2. Paul Paul says:

    This is an autobiographical account from a teenage girl of life in Warsaw from just before the war until its end It covers the period of the Warsaw ghetto which as Jews Bauman and her family were confined to We follow Bauman and her extended family through ups and downs via memory and some diary excerpts Initially the family are uite well off but once the Nazis invade Poland all that changes and Bauman her mother and sister spend much of their time in hiding or on the run Throughout the account the reader also sees Bauman grow up into a young woman From a middle class life the reader is taken onto the streets of the ghetto where dead bodies lie in the street Bauman is honest about her account honest about her own failings and those around her She is trying to live an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances and trying to find her own identity The second half of the book is increasingly tense as after the destruction of the ghetto the family hide on the “Aryan” side of the city They have to move regularly as hiding places are discovered or blackmailers find them there is a thriving trade in blackmailing Jews in hiding There are loses as friends and family are caught some killed some sent away to camps With the destruction of Warsaw in the last few months of the war the family end up in a country village This is the first of Bauman’s autobiographical writings she has been referred to as a sociologist of modern life She writes with poignancy and warmth and even with some humour Bauman finds the hiding frustrating but it can’t entirely hide her teenage thoughts and fantasies “Perhaps we’ve been wasting the last bits of our lives not even trying to find out what love is”Bauman was still obsessed with books boys and romance and there is still that spark there despite the horrors She is able to reflect at a distance“During the war I learned the truth we usually chose to leave unsaid that the cruellest thing about cruelty is that it dehumanizes its victims before it destroys them And that the hardest of struggles is to remain human in inhuman conditions”This is a moving and very human account of Warsaw and its Jewish community and Bauman is an excellent narrator

  3. Leticia Leticia says:

    true account of one of the luckiest survivors of the Holocaust it sounds horribly shallow but she managed to escape alive dozens of times with some of her family members and not having been sent to war camps Still so sad to read about Bella and All the terrible ordeals wasn't crazy about the ending which left me with uuestions I'd love to have known about her life afterwards why Leeds why leaving Poland what happened to Sophie

  4. Abby Abby says:

    In all the HolocaustWWII autobiographies I have read this was the first account of someone surviving the liuidation of the Warsaw Ghetto AND hiding on the 'Aryan' side Reading this feels as if you are sitting with Janina in her living room listening to her story Honest brave and immediately absorbing this is a rare find and a must read

  5. Magdalena Wajda Magdalena Wajda says:

    A first hand account of the life of a Jewish girl in the Warsaw ghetto during WW2 of escaping and living in hiding

  6. Carrie Carrie says:

    It took Janina Bauma 40 yrs to write this book I can see why such heartache and painful memories This book starts when she is 13 yrs and are based off her diaries that she was later able to recover from their hiding places She was the eldest daughter of a prosperous Jewish doctor She is close to her grandparents and aunts and uncles they too are invovled in her story She was hidden in many places after surving the Polish Ghetto of Warsaw The Germans did regualar Aktions gathering of ten thousand Jews at a time taking to the death camps Eventually Janina and a few of her family are smuggled into the Aryan side of the Ghetto Here they moved from safe house to safe house with no personal belongings Brave were those people who sacrificed and took this family and others like them into their home I am glad we have books like these to remind of what happened during the WWII

  7. Covey Mcallister Covey Mcallister says:

    Very educational and a crystal clear insight into Poland specific Jewish experiences during wwII

  8. Alwyn Alwyn says:

    Good and honestly written And I might add she was a beauty when she was youngNot as compelling as A LUCKY CHILD or A DAUGHTER'S LOVE Her experiences of the war are tame compared to the authors of those two books Perhaps because she was never in the death camps or captured by the Nazis as a Jew In the Warsaw Ghetto she is among the sligthly privileged as her family has wealthNevertheless this is an important piece of work and I'm glad I read it

  9. Christina Christina says:

    Hard going but interesting

  10. Indi Indi says:

    Beyond These Walls is an amazing book I loved every bit of it although some parts were confronting and extremely sad I would recommend it to everyone particularly people who liked books such as Anne Frank and other Holocaust memoirs

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