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THE DIARY OF PETR GINZ 1941-1942

Edited by Chava PRESSBURGER

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ISBN 10: 1843545535 / ISBN 13: 9781843545538
Published by Atlantic Books, London, 2007
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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* PETR WAS KILLED IN A GAS CHAMBER AT AUSCHWITZ AT THE AGE OF 16 AND HIS DIARIES - RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN A PRAGUE ATTIC UNDER EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES NOW READ AS THE PRESCIENT EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF A METICULOUS OBSERVER * Translated from the Czech by Elena Lappin. Hardcover with dust jacket, 161 pages plus several colour plates, all-round very good and clean - packed well, prompt reliable dispatch. Bookseller Inventory # 022770

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Title: THE DIARY OF PETR GINZ 1941-1942

Publisher: Atlantic Books, London

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Reprint

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Not since Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl has such an intimately candid, deeply affecting account of a childhood compromised by Nazi tyranny come to light. As a fourteen-year-old Jewish boy living in Prague in the early 1940s, Petr Ginz dutifully kept a diary that captured the increasingly precarious texture of daily life.  His stunningly mature paintings, drawings, and writings reflect his insatiable appetite for learning and experience and openly display his growing artistic and literary genius. Petr was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of sixteen. His diaries recently discovered in a Prague attic under extraordinary circumstances are an invaluable historical document and a testament to one remarkable child’s insuppressible hunger for life.

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Petr Ginz died in 1944, aged 16. His sister, Chava Pressburger, who introduces the diary, now lives in Israel.

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