I Will Plant You A Lilac Tree

I Will Plant You A Lilac Tree

A Memoir of A Schindler's List Survivor

Book - 2005
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"HANNELORE, YOUR PAPA IS DEAD."
In the spring of 1942 Hannelore received a letter from Mama at her school in Berlin, Germany--Papa had been arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Six weeks later he was sent home; ashes in an urn.
Soon another letter arrived. "The Gestapo has notified your brothers and me that we are to be deported to the East--whatever that means." Hannelore knew: labor camps, starvation, beatings...How could Mama and her two younger brothers bear that? She made a decision: She would go home and be deported with her family. Despite the horrors she faced in eight labor and concentration camps, Hannelore met and fell in love with a Polish POW named Dick Hillman.
Oskar Schindler was their one hope to survive. Schindler had a plan to take eleven hundred Jews to the safety of his new factory in Czechoslovakia. Incredibly both she and Dick were added to his list. But survival was not that simple. Weeks later Hannelore found herself, alone, outside the gates of Auschwitz, pushed toward the smoking crematoria.
I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree is the remarkable true story of one young woman's nightmarish coming-of-age. But it is also a story about the surprising possibilities for hope and love in one of history's most brutal times.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2005
ISBN: 9780689869808
0689869800
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 HIL
Characteristics: 243 p. : ill., map ; 19 cm

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You'll definitely need a tissue for this one! So much raw emotion in it.

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I liked the way she told her story. She captured the emotion so well in how she told it

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