About this book
A rare and important publishing event: the publication of the diary of a Jewish girl who lived through the Holocaust. Helga was an 11-year-old living in Prague in 1939; eventually she and her parents were sent to Terezin concentration camp and then on to Auschwitz. Miraculously she and her mother survived, and returned to Prague where she lives to this day. Her diaries were written in pencil in school exercise books and are translated here for the first time: they constitute a strikingly immediate and exceptionally important first-hand account of the Holocaust. *Also appeared in June 2012 Buyer's Notes*
In 1941, Helga and her parents are sent to the concentration camp of Terezin. In her dairy, Helga documents their daily life - the harsh conditions, disease and suffering, as well as moments of friendship, creativity and hope - until, in 1944, they are sent to Auschwitz. This title presents her diary in its entirety.