- By Ilona Flutsztejn-Gruda

When Grownups Play at War: A Child's Memoir

  • Title: When Grownups Play at War: A Child's Memoir
  • Author: Ilona Flutsztejn-Gruda
  • ISBN: 9781894549431
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Grownups Play at War A Child s Memoir When Gownups Play at War Is The Unique compelling memoir of a young Polish Jewish girl during the Second World War In an authentic voice based on first hand experience Gruda gives us a rare perspecti

    When Gownups Play at War Is The Unique, compelling memoir of a young Polish Jewish girl during the Second World War In an authentic voice based on first hand experience Gruda gives us a rare perspective on the life of a family fleeing from Pland to Uzbekistan Her account lays bare the trials of coming of age amidst the constant upheavals of her wartime years Gruda convWhen Gownups Play at War Is The Unique, compelling memoir of a young Polish Jewish girl during the Second World War In an authentic voice based on first hand experience Gruda gives us a rare perspective on the life of a family fleeing from Pland to Uzbekistan Her account lays bare the trials of coming of age amidst the constant upheavals of her wartime years Gruda conveys a sense of immediacy and humanity to her description of the daily realities of the wartime experiences of so many Jewish refugees on the eastern front We travel beside her in train and cart, in bitter cold and dusty heat across war torn Eastern Europe With vivid, haunting strokes, she paints portraits of the people and cultures she comes to know along the way Gruda writes through the eyes of a child with rare irony and painful honesty, allowing us an occasional glimpse of a sly sense of humor and revealing the wisdom of the adult she later became.

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    1. When Grownups Play at War is the unique, compelling memoir of a young Polish Jewish girl during the Second World War. In an authentic voice based on first-hand experience, Gruda gives us a rare perspective on the life of a family fleeing from Poland to Uzebekistan. Her account lays bare the trials of coming of age amidst the constant upheavals of her wartime years. Gruda conveys a sense of immediacy and humanity to her description of the daily realities of the wartime experiences of so many Jewi [...]

    2. J'aurais mis 3.5 mais cela n'est pas possible et n'allez pas penser que je n'ai pas apprécié ma lecture, bien au contraire! Seulement, c'est un roman qui porte à réfléchir et qui nous met face à de terribles événements vécus par l'auteure alors qu'elle n'était qu'une jeune fille Ce roman m'a beaucoup touché et troublé! J'ai donc mis un 3.5 seulement parce que c'est un roman qui traite d'un sujet extrêmement sensible et non un roman de divertissement qui nous fait vivre de merveilleu [...]

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