- By Éva Heyman Agnes Zsolt Moshe M. Kohn

The Diary of Éva Heyman: Child of the Holocaust

  • Title: The Diary of Éva Heyman: Child of the Holocaust
  • Author: Éva Heyman Agnes Zsolt Moshe M. Kohn
  • ISBN: 9780933503892
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Diary of va Heyman Child of the Holocaust Eva Heyman began her diary in the city of Nagyv rad in northern Transylvania the modern Oradea Romania on February Her notes cover a period of just under three months during which time she w

    Eva Heyman began her diary in the city of Nagyv rad in northern Transylvania the modern Oradea, Romania on 13 February 1944 Her notes cover a period of just under three months, during which time she witnessed and experienced all aspects of the German occupation of the city and the repression of the Jews there One of a very few diaries written by young people in this reEva Heyman began her diary in the city of Nagyv rad in northern Transylvania the modern Oradea, Romania on 13 February 1944 Her notes cover a period of just under three months, during which time she witnessed and experienced all aspects of the German occupation of the city and the repression of the Jews there One of a very few diaries written by young people in this region of Europe during the war, Eva s diary offers a close up contemporaneous view of the decimation of a fragment of Hungary s Jewish community.

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    1. Alexandra Zapruder, editor of Salvaged Pages, a collection of children's Holocaust diaries, believes this diary isn't genuine and was in fact mostly or entirely authored by Eva's mother, Agnes Zoldt, who committed suicide after the war. I respect Ms. Zapruder's scholarship and thus read this diary with a jaundiced eye, but I can't find anything that leads me to believe it was written by anyone other than Eva. The voice sounds like an intelligent thirteen-year-old girl to me. Though the diary onl [...]

    2. Eva Heyman was born Nagyvarad, Hungary in 1931. She lived with her grandparents as her parents were divorced. Here she writes of her life in 1944, with her friends and family, before being deported to her death, at the age of 13 , because she was Jewish.We read of a lively and intelligent 13 year old girl growing up in a assimilated middle class Jewish family, and how their security was removed after the Nazi invasion of Hungary, leading to their poverty, then being forced to the camps and final [...]

    3. És un llibre de 10, tothom l'hauria de llegir. Arribem a pensar en l'Eva com una amiga nostra i patim quan ella pateix, quan tot i estar en unes terribles condicions no perd l'esperança, fins i tot el lector, tot i ja saber el final, desitja que succeeixi algun miratge que pugui salvar l'Eva, una nena innocent de 13 anys que només vol viure, que té plans de futur i que no entén per què li passa el que li passa. I és que ella escriu al seu diari que vol viure, que no vol morir, que ha visc [...]

    4. Éva's story is moving. People often reference her as the "Anne Frank of Hungary/Romania." That is not quite a fair comparison. Both died young due to the Holocaust, but they both had different aspirations and completely different writing styles. In the hundreds of Holocaust books I have read, this is one of my favorites. If you are interested in knowing what life was like for a well-off family in Nazi-occupied Hungary/Romania, this book will move you.Éva speaks about her mother's relationship [...]

    5. O mărturie despre viaţa scurtă şi grea prin care a trecut Eva Heyman, o evreică de doar treisprezece ani în timpul Holocaustului.

    6. Diario escrito por la niña Eva Heyman, que narra su visión de la vida y de los sucesos que acontecieron en una pequeña población de Hungría (aunque ahora está en Rumanía) durante el dominio fascista, primero, y nazi después de ese territorio. El diario abarca sólo unos pocos meses de la vida de esta niña judía en 1944 desde su decimotercer cumpleaños hasta su deportación a Auschwitch, en un paralelismo que no deja de recordar el de Ana Frank. El prólogo de Elvira Lindo y el epílog [...]

    7. This book, in English, is a translation of an original work which came out in 1948 , in Hungarian, and was published by Agnes Zsolt, Eva's mother.Subsequently it was translated to Hebrew and later from Hebrew to English.Along the way, well meaning and honest scholars, added some pages and a few illustrations to better tell the whole story. In this form it has been presented to the English reading public. Later scholars , reading this version, conjured the possibility that it may have been glosse [...]

    8. The red bicycle (the diary of the Hungarian Anne Frank) is a good and a bad book, boring and a shocking at the same time. In itself it's just a not very well written diary of a thirteen years old girl, with some obvious posterior editing but the historical events behind it, the knowledge that these things actually happened makes this book a deeply touching and heavy reading.

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