Praise for Rywka’s Diary
Rywka’s Diary: The Writings of a Jewish Girl from the Lodz Ghetto has received glowing reviews internationally and has been published in more than 10 languages by major publishers, including Harper Collins in the U.S. Found in the ruins of Auschwitz, this recently re-discovered diary of a Polish teen is being sold alongside The Diary of Anne Frank and is a moving tribute to the life of Jews in one of the largest ghettos during World War II.
Linda F. Burghardt of the Jewish Book Council: “Her words are made even more meaningful by the inclusion of archival photos, news clips, and maps. The essays following the text of the diary further illuminate her views and experiences, as we hear from not only Holocaust scholars but also her own surviving relatives, but it is Rywka’s strong voice that speaks to the heart most directly.” Read more >
Barbara Mahany of the Chicago Tribune: “— a work of elegant translation and painstaking contextualization by Holocaust scholars and surviving family members that sharpens the historical and spiritual lens through which it’s absorbed— puts breath to a nearly lost voice.” Read more >
Blogger Beth Fish of Beth Fish Reads: “Beautifully and sensitively translated, Rywka Lipszyc’s diary provides an eloquent and surprising perspective on life, hope, and faith in one of the worst of the Jewish ghettos.” Read more >
Georgia Rowe of San Jose Mercury News: “her diary serves as a moving document of the resilience of the human spirit.” Read more >
Dr. Daniel Gordis writes in Claremont Review of Books: “a fascinating, heartrending narrative, lost for almost 70 years,” Read more (subscription required) >
The Jewish Week >
New York Post – Required Reading Review >
The Forward – “Can’t Miss Book for Fall” >
Kirkus Reviews >
The American Jewish World >The Jewish Voice >
Intermountain Jewish News >
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