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Resolved that she must avoid the detention camp to help her family, Lederman obtains a false birth certificate and escapes the ghetto. Through the courage and humanity of a few individuals, she finds work in a hospital in Germany under an assumed identity. Lederman's determination and resourcefulness enables her to elude Nazi capture, and she eventually immigrates to the United States with her husband.
Sheva's Promise is not only an invaluable piece of historical record but also the work of a gifted writer whose keen eye for detail and skillful attention to language gives readers an unforgettable story.
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By Lyric G. Eads on 04-07-17
Survival or . . .
One could look at the narration two ways - that the dull, flat tones she used were a reflection of the grim realities of the story, or that she was just reading with little animation. Anyway, some people would have lost interest. Still, every survivor account that I read reminds me that this horrendous chapter in history should be remembered. Her sufferings were nothing compared to those of the people in "Country of Ash", for example, yet she still suffered the loss of everything material and all her family; and, the oppression of being despised merely for the accident of being born a Jewess.