Alicia, My Story
Toronto, Canada: Bantam Books, 1988. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. xi, , 356. Endpaper map. Alicia Appleman-Jurman (born 9 May 1930, Rosulna, Poland [present-day Rosilna, Ukraine]) is a Polish-born Israeli American memoirist, who has written and spoken about her experiences of the Holocaust in her autobiography, Alicia: My Story. Her parents and four brothers were all murdered during the Holocaust. She escaped the Germans by being thrown through the window of a train taking her family to an extermination camp. After Germany's defeat, she joined the underground group Bricha, helping smuggle Jews out of Poland to Austria, then on to the Palestine Mandate, which would become Israel. In early 1947 she sailed aboard the Theodor Herzl, which was stopped by the Britain's Royal Navy. The ship's crew and passengers were sent to Cyprus and interned there. In December 1947, Jurman made it to the Palestine Mandate. She was part of the Palyam, later serving in the Chayl HaYam naval forces. Her autobiography, Alicia: My Story, was published in Toronto and New York by Bantam in 1988. Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. DJ has slight wear and soiling.
Keywords: Holocaust, Chortkov Prison, Buczacz, Brecha, Badgastein Displaced Persons Camp, Military Occupation, Wujciu, Prisoners, Lodz