The Resource Renia's diary : a holocaust journal, Renia Spiegel, (electronic resource)

Renia's diary : a holocaust journal, Renia Spiegel, (electronic resource)

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Renia's diary : a holocaust journal
Title
Renia's diary
Title remainder
a holocaust journal
Statement of responsibility
Renia Spiegel
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Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The long-hidden diary of a young Polish woman's last days during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English, with a foreword from American Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt. Renia Spiegel was a young girl from an upper-middle class Jewish family living on an estate in Stawki, Poland, near what was at that time the border with Romania. In the summer of 1939, Renia and her sister Elizabeth (nEe Ariana) were visiting their grandparents in Przemysl, right before the Germans invaded Poland. Like Anne Frank, Renia recorded her days in her beloved diary. She also filled it with beautiful poetry she composed herself. She grew up, fell in love, and survived until 1942, when she was rounded up by the invading Nazis and forced to move to the ghetto in Przemysl with all other Jews. Renia was in the ghetto for two weeks, where she documented the horrors she faced in her diary. On July 28, 1942, her boyfriend, Zygmunt found a hiding place for Renia and his parents in the attic of a three-story tenement house. A day later, Zygmunt took Elizabeth out of the ghetto to stay with the Polish Leszczynski family, where she remained safe. The next day, Renia and Zygmunt's parents were discovered hiding in the tenement house. They were murdered in front of the building by Nazis. Zygmunt survived to write the account of their death in her diary, and to finish Renia's story. Elizabeth, a child actress once called "the Polish Shirley Temple," was brought by the father of the family to reunite with her mother in Warsaw. They lived under the Nazis, only to flee again during the Warsaw uprising in 1944. Eventually they escaped to Austria and got an affidavit of support to come to America, thus Elizabeth lived to tell the tale of their family in Poland who suffered unspeakable tragedy. Elizabeth Bellak now lives in New York City. In Renia's Diary, parts of Elizabeth's own dramatic tale of survival are intertwined with her sister's heartbreaking story. It contextualizes the more lyrical unfolding of the diary itself and rounds out the story of the diary's survival. Renia's Diary is a significant historical and psychological document. The raw, yet beautiful account depicts Renia's angst through recordings of her daily life, and through her original poetry. It has been translated from the original Polish so the world can hear the story of her life and tragic death. For more information about the incredible story of this diary, visit these Smithsonian.com pages: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/astonishing-holocaust-diary-hidden-world-70-years-resurfaced-America-180970534/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/hear-o-israel-save-us-renia-spiegel-diary-english-translation-holocaust-poland-180970536/
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
RECBC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-1942
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Spiegel, Renia
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
DS134.72.S68
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Ann Richardson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Richardson, Ann
  • Macmillan Audio (Firm)
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  • Spiegel, Renia
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish ghettos
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Label
Renia's diary : a holocaust journal, Renia Spiegel, (electronic resource)
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Downloadable audio file
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (12 hr., 53 min.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781250245953
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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192132d0-9de4-453d-b403-19296eb4d6ce
Publisher number
Z100147140
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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(OCoLC)1119093500
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not applicable
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Label
Renia's diary : a holocaust journal, Renia Spiegel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Downloadable audio file
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (12 hr., 53 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250245953
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
192132d0-9de4-453d-b403-19296eb4d6ce
Publisher number
Z100147140
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1119093500
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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