' My parents are dead. They died in a concenra...
' My parents are dead. They died in a concenration camp or, betrayed by their fellow citizen, on a city street. I shall never know how, or when, or exactly where they were buried. There will be no tomb sheltering their remains' - when Janina accepted this truth, a light lit in her heart allowing her to have faith in the times that were coming...
- after the war
- private/everyday life
At the age of nine Janina David was leading a sheltered life with her prosperous Jewish family in Poland. One year later they were all facing starvation in the Warsaw ghetto.
In the memoirs of wartime childhood Janina David describes the family\\\\\\\'s struggle against insurmountable odds. When it becomes clear that none of them was likely to survive, the thirteen-year old girl was smuggled out of the ghetto to live with family friends - a Polish woman and her German - born husband. When their home becomes too dangerous, she was sent with false identity papers to a Catholic convent, where she lived in constant fear of being discovered.