Esfir Is Alive by Andrea SimonEsfir Is Alive by Andrea Simon

Esfir Is Alive

byAndrea Simon

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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Esfir Manevich is a young Jewish girl who lives in the Polish town of Kobrin in 1936. Facing anti-Semitism in public school, Esfir moves in with her charming aunt who runs a boardinghouse in the bustling city of Brest. Being younger than the other boarders, Esfir struggles to find a place in her new life, all the while worrying about her diminishing role in the family she left behind. As the years pass, Esfir experiences the bombing of her hometown during the German invasion of 1939. When the Russians overtake the area, Esfir sees many of her socialist relatives and friends become disillusioned by the harsh restrictions. During the German occupation, Esfir and her family are enclosed in a ghetto where they develop heartbreaking methods of survival. In the summer of 1942, shortly before Esfir’s thirteenth birthday, the ghetto is liquidated and the inhabitants are forced onto cattle cars destined for the killing fields and Esfir must face unimaginable horror.
Andrea Simon is the author of the memoir Bashert: A Granddaughter’s Holocaust Quest, as well as several published stories and essays. She is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the winner of the Ernest Hemingway First Novel Contest and the Authors in the Park Short Story Writing Contest. She holds an MFA in Creative Wr...
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Title:Esfir Is AliveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Bedazzled Ink PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1943837600

ISBN - 13:9781943837601

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"Esfir Is Alive is a powerful work—haunting, grave, compelling and terribly evocative. Like The Diary of Anne Frank, and like all great literature, Esfir Is Alive is a story that conveys universality and truth." —Katherine Kirkpatrick, author,  Between Two Worlds and The Snow Baby