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Fortress of My Youth: Memoir of a Terezín Survivor
by Jana Renée Friesová
translated by Elinor Morrisby
contributions by Ladislav Rosendorf
University of Wisconsin Press, 2011
eISBN: 978-0-299-17813-0 | Cloth: 978-0-299-17810-9 | Paper: 978-0-299-17814-7
Library of Congress Classification DS135.C96P718913 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 940.5318092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Jana Renée Friesová was fifteen when she was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Czech ghetto town of Terezín. Her memoir tells the poignantly familiar story of a young girl who, even under the most abominable circumstances, engages in intense adolescent friendships, worries with her companions over her looks, and falls in love.
Anne Frank’s diary ends with deportation to a concentration camp; Fortress of My Youth, in contrast, takes the reader deep into the horrors of daily life in a camp that were faced by a young girl and her family. But Friesová also tells of love, joy, sacrifice, and the people who shared in the most profound experiences of her life.

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